Sunday, September 25, 2016

CHILDBIRTH AT 65

CHILDBIRTH AT 65

CHILDBIRTH AT 65: 
"With all the technology regarding fertility recently, a 65 yr old friend of mine was able to give birth. When she was discharged from the hospital and went home, I went to visit. 
"May I see the baby?" I said. 
"Not yet" she said. 
"I'll make coffee and we'll chat for a while first." 
Thirty minutes had passed and I asked
 "May I see the baby now?"
 "No, not yet" she said. 
After another few minutes had elapsed, I asked again,
 "May I see the baby now?" 
"No, not yet" replied my friend.
 Growing very impatient, I asked,
 "Well, when can I see the baby?"
 "WHEN HE CRIES" she told me. 
"WHEN HE CRIES" I demanded! "Why do I have to wait until he CRIES?" 
"BECAUSE I FORGOT WHERE I PUT HIM, OK??"
(author unknown :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

"BUTTERFLIES & CAIMAN" ~ COWAN ~ ROYAL SOCIETY PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

"BUTTERFLIES & CAIMAN" ~ COWAN~ ROYAL SOCIETY PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

"As Mark Cowan traveled down the Amazon, he captured a phenomenal photo of a lounging caiman with a crown of butterflies. The winged creatures need salt to survive, and the water that collects on the caiman's skin is a key provider. 
Cowan's "Butterflies and Caiman" received a 
Special Commendation of the
 2016 Royal Society Photography Competition."

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

BABY BONOBO CHIMPANZEE~ JACKSONVILLE ZOO & GARDENS

BABY BONOBO CHIMPANZEE ~ JACKSONVILLE ZOO & GARDENS

 
"Who's our favorite little mud muffin sitting in the stream?
 Lukuru, son of bonobo Jo-T, was born Oct. 1, 2014. Bonobo sons maintain a special relationship with their mothers, even after they become adults. In bonobo societies, females are dominant. So sons need the help of their mothers to fit in and be successful. Sons stay in their natal group their entire lives. Females migrate out and join other groups."

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

NEW BABY BORNEAN ORANGUTAN ~ SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL ZOO

SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL ZOO

Batang gave birth to a male infant Bornean orangutan last night!
Both he and his mom appear to be doing well.
The Great Ape House is closed to give them time to bond.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

GOD BLESS AMERICA, MY HOME SWEET HOME

GOD BLESS AMERICA,
Land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with the light from above
From the mountains to the prairies
To the oceans white with foam
GOD BLESS AMERICA, MY HOME SWEET HOME

Saturday, September 10, 2016

YELLOW MIGRATING BIRDS VISITING MY YARD ON THEIR WAY SOUTH

YELLOW MIGRATING BIRDS VISITING MY YARD ON THEIR WAY SOUTH

LOOKIE WHO'S HERE 
HEY THERE!
Beautiful little migrating birds.
This one might be a "yellow warbler".  Not sure.
Look at this little birdie ~ looking back at me.
It's a lot smaller than the one above.
It loves to bathe in the water that I (purposely) leave on the rocks.
That little bird's flock is here today.
He's loving bathing on the stones, too.
It's such a joy for me to see them happy in my yard, flitting back and forth.
Remember, it seems I always see new ones just in front of cold fronts.
I LOVE this time of year!!!