I had quite a nice weekend, topped off yesterday by a daylong backyard party with a lot of the people I like most in attendance. So today I am happy but weary.
Which is why I'm posting the above footage of gannets diving. Watching them is almost terrifying, they're so swift and efficient.
Beautiful, if amateurish, footage. I'm not a big fan of the music, though.
And here's some footage of gannets in super slo mo.
Finally, if you like a little intellectual context with your eye candy, Darren Naish's blog post, which turned me on to the original video, can be seen here. Good stuff.
And in the Guardian . . .
The very fine writer Christopher Priest eulogizes the late Jack Vance. Unsurprisingly, it's quite a nice piece.
Click here to read it.