*+-No heated seats or four wheel drive here! If you think you had a hard time dealing with the ice and snow that hit much of the U.S. recently, be grateful that at least your mode of transportation had a roof!
*+-Now that it’s melting we can all laugh . . . Right? Right? —Elizabeth Periale
*+-Today is the first day of winter. Some Ella Jenkins music might get you in the right, chilly mood.—Elizabeth Periale Image from: Jules Verne, From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-seven Hours and Twenty Minutes, and a Trip around it. Trans. by Louis Mercier and Eleanor King [De la terre à la lune], 1874, THE VAPOR OF OUR BREATH WILL FALL IN SNOW AROUND US—As the voyagers move into the moon's shadow, the projectile encounters the "absolute cold of space" causing their breath to condense as snow. More images from this publication are available. Also, check out the Libraries' online display, A Jules Verne Centennial: 1905 – 2005.
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