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Pareidolia can be spooky…

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…when it’s a real  eye in the sky   instead of the dog or mountain you think you see when looking at clouds on a lazy summer afternoon.   I’ve seen plenty of dogs and cattle and mountains,  but never anything approaching these eye formations.

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May 16, 2017 at 1:01 pm

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Dirty dogs!

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Most dogs think  mud and gunk  are just different toys to be played with and enjoyed to the fullest when available.   Their owners’ views are colored by the fact that the humans have to clean it all up!

 

 

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May 13, 2017 at 2:42 pm

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Happy hippo…

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This  baby hippo  was born prematurely and still needs a bit of help to catch up.   I think it’s safe to say Fiona likes her keeper a lot.

 

 

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May 12, 2017 at 11:51 pm

Seal smack-down…

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Kayaks are fun because they put you right at water level in the middle of aquatic action.   Unfortunately,  that up close and personal vantage point can have  its drawbacks,  as this kayaker discovers.

 

 

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May 10, 2017 at 9:55 am

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Underwater waterfall?

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Not really,  but it’s certainly a striking  optical illusion,  isn’t it?   You can find it on  Mauritius,  an altogether fascinating nation on an island in the Indian Ocean.

 

 

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April 29, 2017 at 5:01 pm

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When desserts aren’t…

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…is after they’ve had some winter rain.   Anza-Borrego State Park in California is having what they call a “super-bloom” year,  with an unusually  large amount  of wildflowers bursting out of the inhospitable sands.   These events occur only about once a decade,  so this floral outbreak is as uncommon as it  is beautiful.

UPDATE:  OK,  people,  they are truly breathtaking,  but show a bit of respect.   You don’t need  to trample  the wildflowers to enjoy them.

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April 3, 2017 at 12:18 am

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Snowflakes vs nature…

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The delicate little snowflake students of Columbia University are horrified to  discover that  hawks eat pigeons.   Did they imagine hawks flew past a drive-in window to pick up an order,  or waited for some environmentally correct student to toss out mice for them?   How will these pitiful humanoids survive their entry into the real world?

 

 

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November 27, 2016 at 11:56 pm

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