BLACK & WHITE BEASTS – Marilyn Armstrong

BLACK & WHITE BEASTIES AND CREATURES 
Duke in black & white 
The swan in the pond 
Totally Duke 
Hi there, I’m Gibbs 
And Bonnie 
Bird in the air 
Bonnie 
Garry (creature with two legs) and dogs
Three horses 
Black-crowned-night-heron 

FOWC – PREPOSTEROUS? Marilyn Armstrong

PREPOSTEROUS

I’m on vacation and I just realized — I have nothing to say. I’m sleepy. I need more coffee. And I have nothing on my mind that can’t wait until I get home on Friday.

Now THAT is preposterous because I never have “nothing to say.”

 

Turning The High Seas Into The World’s Largest Nature Reserve

Sounds like a good idea to me!

ScienceSwitch

How we can save the fishing industry and protect the ocean at the same time? The answer:  create a marine reserve (a huge one). In this TED Talk, marine ecologist Enric Sala shares his bold strategy to safeguard the high seas by making a giant marine reserve that covers two-thirds of the world’s ocean. Sala believes protecting the high seas will help us restore the ecological, economic and social benefits of the ocean.

“When we can align economic needs with conservation, miracles can happen.”

THIS IS COOL. I WANT TO LEARN SOMETHING ELSE, TOO!

Video via – TED Talks

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SHARING MY WORLD WHEN HALF THE YEAR IS DONE – Marilyn Armstrong

SHARING MY WORLD WHEN HALF THE YEAR IS DONE

You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it? Sushi? Scotch Tape?

I’ll go with money on this one. Unlimited money would buy me a lot of sushi or sticky tape.

Teleportation or flying?

Teleportation if available. Small, non-commercial aircraft otherwise.

Would you rather live where it only snows or the temperature never falls below 100 degrees?

Snow. I don’t like snow, but I’d melt in that kind of heat. Not to mention that I have lived in that kind of heat and it was all the time. Winter in the middle east is not bad. A lot of rain, but between the rains, it can be quite lovely.

One hundred degrees all the time? No thanks. In that kind of heat, I’d never leave the house at all.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  

Not a smiley week. I discovered there was another $4500 in what is now being called “identity theft.” It has all been covered by the credit card companies, but now I know the names of all the cops. I can even spell their last names.

JUNE IS SQUARE – ROOF 21 – Marilyn Armstrong

It’s that time of year again and squares are back! 

Boats have roofs too!

Well, the theme is ROOFS (or rooves if you prefer). Your roof can be;

A – Any type, any condition, any size, and in any location.
B – It could be a shot across rooftops, of one roof like today or even a macro
C – You might prefer to spend some time under the eaves and in the attic, or enjoy the view from above as Brian has already done today.


See you tomorrow!

GERANIUMS WILL GROW ANYWHERE – Marilyn Armstrong

FLOWERS OF THE DAY – HANGING GERANIUMS

I was wondering how well the geraniums would do on our deck since we don’t have a lot of sunshine. Answer? Fine, thank you. I grew geraniums like this in Israel in full and incredibly hot sun … and they will also grow here, in dappled shade.

I guess you can grow these pretty much anywhere. I haven’t tried growing them inside and I suspect that probably wouldn’t work out. But you never know.

The whole plant on one of our sunny days
Macro time!
Not the favorite flower for bees. They prefer the begonia and the wildflowers in the front garden.