Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Extinct Maybe Not



Imagine cows as big as elephants.  May be closer to reality than we know.  Should we be experimenting with nature and bringing back species?  What is next?  See video below from cosmos news.

                       

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Light Emitting Flowering Plants


Looking forward to Spring and working in our flower gardens again.


Visit the link below to see more beautiful photo's of flowers emitting light.   Article posted in Wired by Laura Mallonee.

Monday, January 23, 2017

9000 Mile Flight, Ends with Lunch


We often do not get too excited by gulls.  This one is a Ross Gull that flew over 9000 miles, from Siberia, and ended up in Pillar Point Harbor, California.  This was the second gull of this breed to ever be spotted in California.  Unfortunately for the gull, a little while later, two Peregrine Falcons had it for lunch.  The wonders of nature!


Photo's copied from the San Francisco Chronicle, January 22nd, 2017.

See Full story here:  http://www.sfchronicle.com/sports/article/Wildlife-story-of-year-Siberian-gull-makes-10874401.php

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Pets or Wild Animals



More and more wild animals are being kept as pets.  Our thoughts are "wild is wild, domestic is domestic".  Is there a scenario of domesticating wild?  Maybe, but this should be done by professionals.




What are your thoughts?


Friday, January 13, 2017

Tenting in the Air

Cool Places is a new website from the creators of Rough Guides and Cool Camping, 
suggesting the best places to stay, eat, drink and shop in Britain (coolplaces.co.uk)

We really thought this was worth sharing.  The tent has a super comfy round bed and a wood burning stove.  Certainly would be safer to be tenting in the air than on the ground.

Monday, January 9, 2017

A Snow Leopard Marvel


Mother snow leopard on patrol with four cubs shows nature at its finest!


See link below, shared by Stuart Winter with the Express, home of the Daily and Sunday Express

http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/746521/Planet-Earth-snow-leopard-patrol-cubs-video

Friday, January 6, 2017

Great Places to Visit in 2017

We really enjoyed visiting the Petrified Forrest National Park in April of 2016.   This is a special effects photo we took while visiting the park.


WASHINGTON — Visitors will be able to enter any of America’s national parks for free on 10 days in 2017 selected by the National Park Service.
Here are the fee-free days for 2017:
  • Jan. 16 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Feb. 20 — Presidents Day
  • April 15 and 16 plus April 22 and 23 — National Park Week Weekends
  • Aug. 25 — National Park Service Birthday
  • Sept. 30 — National Public Lands Day
  • Nov. 11 and 12 — Veterans Day Weekend
“National parks, known for their priceless beauty, are a bargain anytime, but on these 10 days in 2017, they really will be priceless,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.  “We want everyone to visit their national parks, and fee-free days provide an extra incentive to experience these amazing places.”
On these days, all NPS sites will waive entrance fees for all visitors. The waiver does not cover amenity or user fees for things such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.
SOURCE: National Park Service press release

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Stunning Camping in the UK

This is an image from one of eight stunning campsites in Norfolk, United Kingdom. What fun it is to travel around the world enjoying the wonders of nature. Follow the link below to see these campsites.  http://www.edp24.co.uk/features/8_stunning_norfolk_campsites_to_visit_in_2017_1_4833776#