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!
Eucalyptusdeglupta, or rainbow eucalyptus, produces bark so colorful you’d think it was watered with paint.
This evergreen tree is native to moist, humid, tropical forested areas in New Guinea, Indonesia, and the Philippine Islands. It is the only eucalyptus tree that is indigenous to the Northern Hemisphere.
The beauty and mystery of Nature shines in this magical plant!
When reading a book aloud, it’s always fun to act it out. President Obama showed bad boy Max who the REAL King of the Wild Things is when he read Where the Wild Things Are to participants in the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the nation’s capitol. Grrr!
☞ As far back as Callum can really remember, he's been living in the Wild as the furless mascot of a wolf pack. But when his pack sends him back to live with his own kind—humans—fitting in is quite a challenge. He doesn't remember English very well, so he accidentally says his name is "Clam." He's spent most of his life eating fresh-killed elk, so dining with vegetarians is tricky. And when he tries to impress the Alpha student in the school cafeteria by stealing food, people seem offended!
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Life is full of choices. Some are difficult, some are easy, but no matter what, whenever you're given a choice, you learn a little something about yourself. With that in mind, I choose ...
Oatmeal or Cream of Wheat? Oatmeal.
Fireworks or carnival rides? Fireworks.
Sno-Cones or Snowballs? Sno-Cones.
Carrot or celery? Carrot.
Strawberry jam or grape jelly? Strawberry jam.
Monkeys or penguins? Monkeys.
Glue stick or glue bottle? Glue stick.
Nachos or French fries? Nachos.
Darth Vadar or Darth Maul? Darth Vadar.
Darth Sidious or Darth Maul? Darth Maul.
Darth Maul or General Grievous? General Grievous.
Clones or battle droids? Clones.
"Aye, aye" or "Roger, roger"? "Roger, roger."
Crab or lobster? Crab.
Aquarium or zoo? Aquarium.
Bungee jumping or parachuting? Parachuting.
Curly or straight? Curly.
Stripes or polka-dots? Polka-dots.
Offend or defend? Defend.
Crossword or Sudoku? Crossword.
Text or email? Text.
Space Mountain or Splash Mountain? Splash Mountain.
Waffles or pancakes? Waffles.
Making something or buying something? Making something.