Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Droplets

Morning mist transforms a backyard spider web to a beautiful bright necklace of diamonds.

Hope the "wife" doesn't get any ideas.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Oaks

Oak trees can live 200 or more years.

The largest oak tree of record, believed to be more than 400 years old is the Wye oak in the community of Wye Mills, on Maryland's Eastern shore.

Worms play an important role in the tree's growth by eating his way around shallow roots conditioning the soil.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Greedy

“A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush,” is a proverb saying that it is better to stick with something you already have, rather than pursuing something you may never get.

The basic warning  is that you must take care not to get too greedy in life. If you are holding a bird in the hand, you have your meal for the evening. You can take that one bird, and be well fed. If instead you let it go to pursue two birds you’ve spied in a bush, you may catch neither, and wind up hungry for the night.

I'm thinking this guy is not doing the tofu turkey this year.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hunter's

The October full moon is traditionally called the Hunter's Moon because the light helped hunters in their pursuit of prey.

According to astronomy experts, October's full moon is the smallest full moon of 2011, 12.3% smaller than the largest full moon of 2011, which occurred in March.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Shade

It's so hot, sometimes the best parking space is determined by the shade instead of the distance.

Long Beach set a record today at 102-degrees beating the 96-degrees in 1963.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cowabunga

Urban dictionary defines cowabunga originating as a greeting by Chief Thunderbud (the only indian ever to have a moustache) from the 50's program "The Howdy Doody Show."

The term was later adopted by surfers in the 60's.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Rainfall

Malibu is seeing Autumn's first rainfall today and residents are urged to avoid the ocean for 3 days because of the "first flush," debris and toxins accumulated for months being washed down storm drains and flowing directly into the ocean.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Woodpecker

Woodpeckers can peck more than 20 times per second, an estimated 8,000-12,000 times per day.

To prevent brain damage from the rapid and repeated pecking, their very small brain has very little contact with the skull surrounded by a spongy bone.

They can hammer acorns into crevices so tightly that no other animals can remove them.