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Ideas are flowing

Posted: October 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Funny, Halloween | No Comments »

Halloween is just around the corner! Time to think of costume ideas. And give a little help to anyone who might be stuck.

Halloween costume idea


Stellar self-portrait

Posted: October 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Curious Things, Photography, Robots | Comments Off

NASA rover  Curiosity has taken the first selfie on Mars. Moments later, it posted the pic on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram. Universal reaction? Looking good, robot!

Curiosity selfie


We have a winner!

Posted: October 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Beauty, Goals and Achievements | Comments Off

The winner of Best Tailfeathers 2014 goes to this white peafowl. Congratulations, peafowl!

Best Tailfeathers 2014 winnerImage source: http://www.viralboo.com/most-beautiful-peacocks-on-earth


Gary?

Posted: September 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Nature | Comments Off

Gary?


Nessie is not a sea monkey!

Posted: September 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Funny | Comments Off

Nessie in a glass


Shredding heights

Posted: August 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Goals and Achievements, Skateboarding | Comments Off

Freestyle skateboarder Ellen O’Neal aims high in this pic from 1976. The knee pads she’s wearing aren’t just for fun. Dreams don’t work unless you do!

Ellen O'Neal 1976


So misunderstood

Posted: August 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Funny | Comments Off

Shark stories


Close up and personal

Posted: August 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Beauty, Photography | Comments Off

Hummingbirds are some of my favorite creatures. No bigger than a ping-pong ball and no heavier than a nickel, they are fearless at confronting beings hundreds of times greater in size. I’ve put up a feeder by my window in order to watch their aerial antics, but the tiny fliers always seem too quick and too far away to get a really good look.

Photographer Chris Morgan has captured the iridescent plumage of this teensy terror in all its glory. Each intricate feather is smaller than a caraway seed but packs a colorful punch!

Hummingbird by Chris Morgan

Hummingbird by Chris Morgan


Super Granny

Posted: July 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Heroes | Comments Off

Super Granny has obviously heard that someone needs cookies. She’s on her way!

Super Granny


Happy Independence Day!

Posted: July 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

Some Fourth of July revelers consider fireworks too noisy, and sometimes dogs become so disturbed by the  blasts that they need a chill pill.

I love these colorful explosions in the sky. Photographers Nick Pacione and David Johnson love them too.

Nick Pacione uses a special technique that changes focus during the exposure of his photographs to capture the flash in time in a way our eyes could never see.

Nick Pacione photography

Nick Pacione photography

Nick Pacione photography

Nick Pacione photography

David Johnson uses a special focus technique of his own to show pyrotechnic displays in a whole new light.

David Johnson photography

David Johnson photography

David Johnson photography

David Johnson photography

Whether in the sky or in a photograph, may fireworks light up your Fourth of July this year!