Entries in winter (63)
the river of heaven
Photo –“The Infrared Milky Way” This Mollweide projection encompasses the entire sky as seen by the Two Micron All-Sky Survey.
The measured brightnesses of half a billion stars have been combined into colors representing three distinct wavelengths of infrared light: blue at 1.2 microns, green at 1.6 microns, and red at 2.2 microns.
This image is centered on the core of our own Milky Way galaxy, toward the constellation of Sagittarius.
The reddish stars seemingly hovering in the middle of the Milky Way's disc -- many of them never observed before -- trace the densest dust clouds in our galaxy.
The two faint smudges seen in the lower right quadrant are our neighboring galaxies, the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds.
Atlas Image (Public Domain) obtained as part of the Two Micron All Sky Survey a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation. http://ow.ly/i5hET
filled with house sparrows
TITLE: Secchū tsubaki ni suzumeTITLE TRANSLATION: Sparrows and camellias in snow.
Andō, Hiroshige, 1797-1858
CALL NUMBER: FP 2 - JPD, no. 1683 (B size) [P&P]Restricted access; material extremely fragile; please use online digital image.
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-jpd-02019 (digital file from original print)
RIGHTS INFORMATION: No known restrictions on publication.
SUMMARY: Print shows two sparrows near a camellia branch covered with snow.
MEDIUM: 1 print : woodcut, color.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: [between 1830 and 1858, printed later]
NOTES: Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06.
FORMAT: Otanzaku-ban Nishikie.
Adachi modern reprint (Showa).
PURCHASE; H. Irving Olds; 1938.
Forms part of: the H. Irving Olds collection.
Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).
SUBJECTS: Flowers--Japan--1830-1860. Birds--Japan--1830-1860. Snow--Japan--1830-1860.
FORMAT: Ukiyo-e Japanese Color 1830-1860.Woodcuts Japanese Color 1830-1860 Reproductions 1890-1940.
REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
DIGITAL ID: (digital file from original print) jpd 02019 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/jpd.02019
ptarmigan tracks skirt
a snow angel
Plate 418 of Birds of America by John James Audubon depicting I. American Ptarmigan - 2. White-tailed Grous. Date 1827-1838 University of Pittsburgh
John James Audubon (1785–1851) http://tinyurl.com/5k4w5g
before winter leaves me lost
Keystone View Company -- Publisher
Title Prospectors returning to camp. 62 degrees below zero, Alaska.
Alternate Title: Miners returning to camp with frost covered faces.
Digital item published 8-31-2005; updated 2-12-2009.
Medium Gelatin silver prints
Current location - New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs
Catalog Call Number: MFY Dennis Coll 89-F307
Record ID: 647187
Digital ID: G89F307_031F
Original source: Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views. / United States. / States / Alaska. / Stereoscopic views of Alaska / Keystone View Company. (Approx. 72,000 stereoscopic views : 10 x 18 cm. or smaller.) digital record image is available from the New York Public Library's Digital Library under the digital ID G89F307_031F