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Donkees's Journal
Donkees's Journal
March 12, 2022

There is also a memorial in Washington DC ...

...The Viburnum opulus red berries symbolize 'one's home and native land, blood, and family roots.' The Protectress Spirit in Kiev's Independence Square holds these same berry swags, and their symbolism is deeply rooted in ancient beliefs.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and First Lady Olena Zelenska have visited the Holodomor Memorial to Victims of the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide of 1932–1933 in Washington, the presidential press service has reported.

According to the report, the head of state and his wife put symbolic sheaves of wheat at the foot of the Memorial. After that, members of the official delegation of Ukraine honored the victims of the terrible tragedy of the Ukrainian people.

The Holodomor Memorial was unveiled in downtown Washington in November 2015.

March 9, 2022

Photos: Enormous Hyperrealistic Flower Drawings in Colored Pencil

Australian artist CJ Hendry shifts her focus to the soft, silky petals of peonies, roses, and tulips. She uses colored pencils to render individual florals and small bunches at an immense scale, magnifying their thin layers and sticky inner organs. The hyperrealistic drawings enhance the dimension and delicacy of each flower as they appear to blossom from the paper with exquisite detail.

March 7, 2022

Winged Prisms- The Dance of Time

Winner of 10 awards "The Dance of Time" takes the viewer on a unique journey of beauty and into the infinite cycles of nature.Filmed over 4 years in the mountains of the Atlantic rainforests of Brasil, the exuberant nature of this place dances to a unique and original soundtrack.
Usually unseen rhythms and patterns of water and clouds,hidden dances of rarely seen birds,monkeys and serpents, dance in a beautifully ordered and musical rhythm of Nature.
Featuring rare species such as the complete dance of the blue manikin,wooly spider monkeys,Royal Atlantic Flycatcher,Frilled Coquette Hummingbird,Trapdoor spiders and 5 species of serpents.
It expresses the perfect proportions and patterns of natural phenomena and the evidence of a interrelationship of all things.A film of contrasts and opposites that complete each other in Harmonious "Dance of Time".
March 7, 2022

Photos: Rainbow prism-effect of sunlight passing through hummingbirds' wings

Cloud Angel © Christian Spencer

© Christian Spencer

© Christian Spencer

© Christian Spencer

© Christian Spencer

March 6, 2022


By Nolan Peterson | March 05, 2022

Since the war began, the lobby of a downtown building in Horishni Plavni has transformed into a workspace to produce camouflage netting. The place hums with activity each day while hundreds of volunteers, ranging from children to the elderly, cut strips of fabric and weave them into nets.

Photo by Nolan Peterson/Coffee or Die

For an outsider, the scene is striking. The Russian army is bearing down on this place, and yet, rather than submit to fear or focus on personal priorities, these Ukrainians are volunteering to help their community.

“We are full of energy and motivation and hope,” said Mykola Mokh, a displaced person from Kharkiv who is among the volunteers in Horishni Plavni. “I have no depression, and no fear of death. I’ll do whatever it takes to live in a free country.”

“We are helping our guys protect themselves,” said Raisa Klymchuk, the project director. “We are at war. This is our duty.”

Sitting alone at home, perhaps one could succumb to fear or depression. But those fears almost instantly fade when acting in concert with one’s community — and feeling useful.

“We are all united by our desire to help,” Klymchuk said. “And the most important thing is to have something to do.”


March 3, 2022

Photos: Independence Monument, Kyiv - Berehynia Spirit, Protectoress

Berehynia is a female spirit, “hearth mother, protectoress of the home”. Monument to Berehynia, located in Maidan Nezalezhnosti "Independence Square" Kiev, Ukraine. As a model of the Berehynia statue, the author Anatoliy Kushch chose his daughter, American artist Christina Katrakis. The statue is made of a cast bronze and weighs about 20 tons.

'Berehynia is holding a swag of Viburnum opulus. Viburnum can be found throughout Ukrainian folklore such as songs, decorative art, Ukrainian embroidery, and poetry. Its symbolic roots can be traced to the Slavic paganism of millennia ago. According to a legend, kalyna was associated with the birth of the Universe, the so-called Fire Trinity: the Sun, the Moon, and the Star. Its berries symbolize one's home and native land, blood, and family roots. '

Link to 3D Model:


March 2, 2022

Was President Biden Feeling The Bern Tonight? Sen. Sanders Thinks So.

In part two of Stephen's interview with Senator Bernie Sanders, they discuss President Biden's announcement of his domestic agenda including a push to lower prescription drug prices, something Sen. Sanders has been pursuing for a very long time.
March 2, 2022

LateShow: Sen. Bernie Sanders On Putin And The Oligarchs

Senator Bernie Sanders returns to The Late Show to help Stephen Colbert break down the highlights of President Biden's first State of the Union speech, starting with America's support for Ukraine and the people of Russia who are protesting against their government.

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