Spring has sprung, and that means one important thing to our feathered friends. Time to build a nest!
The weaver bird shows off impressive beak-knitting skills.
Bald eagles need room. And lots of it.
Hummingbirds just want a cozy nook.
White storks like roof access.
Swallows prefer a wall. And some mud.
Eurasian coots like a waterfront view.
And this is what it’s ALL about. These beautiful sparrow’s eggs couldn’t ask for a homier dwelling.
Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love, and got married. The ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was excellent.
An invisible man married an invisible woman. Their kids were nothing to look at, either.
What does a clock do when it’s hungry? It goes back four seconds.
AND I’M OUT!
Easter colors, and one of my favorite flowers. Happy Easter, everyone!
Presenting the world’s most expensive chocolate bunny! It can be yours, if around $50,000 is in your chocolate-bunny-buying price range. Made from super-fancy Tanzania Origin chocolate, this rarefied rabbit is fifteen inches tall and features gold-leaf Easter eggs and 1.7 carat solitaire diamond eyes. Feast your eyes, if not your taste buds, on this brilliant bun-bun!
As for me, my price range and common sense leads to this old favorite. BBE’s eyes aren’t diamonds, but they’re so much cuter.
Quokkas are marsupials about the size of a house cat. Quokkas are natural smilers. Quokkas are not camera shy. Australians are cozying up to quokkas in record numbers lately for selfies. Turn that frown upside down down under and snap a quokka today!
How many times have you used a crummy pencil sharpener, only to have the lead of your pencil break off again and again? Russian artist Salavat Fidai sharpens his pencils by hand and sculpts the lead while he’s at it.
Behold, his Number Two Dark Knight!
And his graphite Lord Vader.
Salavat has an Etsy store, if you’d like to keep a piece of his art in your pencil cup. Also, keep a magnifying glass handy.
When we think of beach sand, most of us think of this.
Photo found at the Banzai Surf School.
Nice! But nothing special.
But microscope photographer Dr. Gary Greenberg knows what beach sand REALLY looks like. This!
Pictured below, a collection of magnified beach sand from Maui, Hawaii resembles booty from a pirate’s treasure chest.
Sand grains from Okinawa, Japan include starry skeletons of single-celled foraminifera.
And these microscopic shells once housed microscopic snails.
So the next time you see a sand castle, remember, it’s a trove of microscopic riches!