Meditation 2.11.19 - a Pen and Ink Tangle

A pen and ink doodle mediation in oranges and purple and a blurb about watercolors.
Dear Henry,

Do you remember, in all of the Victorian and Edwardian literature everyone always sketched or watercolored?

Well, it really was a common past time and now a UK company, The Water Colour World is collecting the digital images of 18th and 19th-century watercolor images from around the world.

These images, which can be searched by location offer a glimpse of what the landscape looked like a couple hundred years ago.  Climate scientists have been using the images to show the effects that climate change has had on common and often painted locations.   Hopefully, with the imagery gathered from sites like The Water Colour World, and with the weather-related information being gathered from the old whaling ship captain's logs, scientists can come up with a plan.

xoxo a.d.

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