nature

When In Doubt, Look Like a Honey Badger

Aug 29, 2012 | Posted by in animals, nature, science | 2

CHEETAHS. You already know that cheetahs are fast. But did you know that cheetahs, especially BABY cheetahs are really great pretenders? I came across this cool tidbit recently and just had to share. So you’ve got your cheetah. It looks like this: And you’ve got your baby cheetah, who looks like this. D’aww… Notice anything?Read more …

Shark Week!

Aug 14, 2012 | Posted by in animals, nature | 2

FINALLY. The time has come! No, not back to school (although many of you are back this week – good luck with that!) I’m talking about the best week of the entire year. The week to end all others. A time when razor-sharp teeth and menacing hunters are celebrated and awesome power is lauded aboveRead more …

On Walking – Photoblog!

Jun 28, 2012 | Posted by in inspiration, nature | 2

“The length of his walk uniformly made the length of his writing. If shut up in the house, he did not write at all.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph was talking about his buddy Thoreau, but he might as well have been talking about yours truly. Everybody has big and small things that feed theirRead more …

Ye Olde UK Trip: Part Deux!

May 4, 2012 | Posted by in history, inspiration, nature | 7

We last left our brave heroine in the clutches of posh Londoners and saw enough immaculate buildings to make the Queen slurp her tea with joy. TODAY, we venture to the Jurassic Coast where we see some stunning vistas, and then to the Lake District, which was home to more famous writers than one wouldRead more …

World Tapir Day!

Apr 27, 2012 | Posted by in nature, science | 2

The lovely Debbie Ohi has informed me that today is WORLD TAPIR DAY*. Seriously, there’s a website and everything. If you don’t exactly know what a tapir is, let me give you the lowdown. They look like this: And their babies look like this: And their noses look like this: So basically, they’re a pig/elephant/rhino/cowRead more …