Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Flies

The adult fly rarely lives more than a few days and serves to reproduce and disperse in search of new food sources, mainly liquids because flies have no teeth.

Some 36 hours after having emerged from the pupa, the female fly is receptive for mating.

Copulation takes between a few seconds to a couple of minutes, or, long enough for me to run and get my camera....a happy ending.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Nest

Bird watchers take note, those big white birds, egrets, continue to nest high above the Malibu Country Mart shopping center.

And looking below, one does not need to ask,  "Where's the Poop?"

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer

Here in Malibu, kids celebrate the first day of summer and also the longest day of the year.

In contrast, in Iceland, the first day of summer is also a public holiday.

Finnish police have reported that they were run ragged during the first weekend after the schools broke up for summer, confiscating thousands of litres of alcohol from under age would-be drinkers.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

AIDS

AIDS/LifeCycle 10 raised a record $13 million dollars.

AIDS/LifeCycle is a fully supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles  designed to advance their shared interest to end the pandemic and human suffering caused by AIDS.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ship

The 505-foot-long U.S.S. John Paul Jones with 270 sailors will remain off the coast this weekend as part of the "Navy Days" celebration. It's the first U.S. Navy destroyer to visit Malibu as a port of call.

"I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast for I intend to go in harm's way."  --John Paul Jones

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mannequin

The history of mannequins starts from the 1800s when dress makers used a wooden headless form to display there dresses.

Mannequins also make a marvelous canvas for art projects, medical research and Hollywood movies.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Economy

"My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can.

That's almost $21.00 in dog money."
--Joe Weinstein

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pilgrim

The Pilgrim entered Dana Point Harbor in September 1981, destined to become the Ocean Institute's largest classroom.

Today, the Pilgrim provides a national award-winning living history program to over 16,000 students a year.

 She is a 130-foot “snow brig” hosting fourteen sails, including eight square sails, giving her that distinctively majestic appearance. 

At sea, the Pilgrim’s volunteer crew mans up to 144 lines in perfect synchronicity to sail her as in bygone times.