完璧な保護色!The Eastern Screech Owl is seen here doing what they do best. (via National Geographic Traveler Magazine: 2013 Photo Contest - The Big Picture - Boston.com)

完璧な保護色!The Eastern Screech Owl is seen here doing what they do best. (via National Geographic Traveler Magazine: 2013 Photo Contest - The Big Picture - Boston.com)

"Usually things are divided into the real and unreal, but I was wondering how it will be if I bring all of that into the stage of the real world," Murakami told an audience of about 500 fans in Kyoto.

"People get hurt and close their minds, but as time passes, they gradually open up, and they grow as they repeat that. This novel is about growth." (via Author Murakami makes first Japan public appearance in 18 years | Reuters)

"Usually things are divided into the real and unreal, but I was wondering how it will be if I bring all of that into the stage of the real world," Murakami told an audience of about 500 fans in Kyoto.

"People get hurt and close their minds, but as time passes, they gradually open up, and they grow as they repeat that. This novel is about growth." (via Author Murakami makes first Japan public appearance in 18 years | Reuters)

Tea packages are displayed in a shop at the Tregothnan Estate near Truro in Cornwall, Jan. 15, 2013. Tregothnan is bucking an historic trend by growing tea in England and exporting almost half of it abroad, including to tea-growing nations like China and India. (via Tea Time - The Big Picture - Boston.com)

Tea packages are displayed in a shop at the Tregothnan Estate near Truro in Cornwall, Jan. 15, 2013. Tregothnan is bucking an historic trend by growing tea in England and exporting almost half of it abroad, including to tea-growing nations like China and India. (via Tea Time - The Big Picture - Boston.com)

This year’s Ice and Snow World features majestic ice castles and sculptures of fairytale characters equipped with LED lights, bringing a colorful and warm aura to the icy wonderland. (via Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival 2013 - The Big Picture - Boston.com)

This year’s Ice and Snow World features majestic ice castles and sculptures of fairytale characters equipped with LED lights, bringing a colorful and warm aura to the icy wonderland. (via Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival 2013 - The Big Picture - Boston.com)