Koala Grip

The koala has opposable thumbs and toes to allow a tight grip when climbing.

They also have rough pads on the undersurface of their hands and feet to increase tractions while they climb.

That is fascinating, but my favorite thing about koalas is that they take a good photo. 

koala-grip

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Bath or Shower?

Are you a shower person or bath person?

To me the difference is related to how you approach problems.

Would you rather: 

  • quickly wash troubles down the drain?
  • let them melt away in a soothing tub of water?

What choice do you think our cardinal friend prefers? 

bird-cardinal-bath

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Feel Free to Chime-in

Some people call wind chimes “chance-based music” since the sound comes from the random effect of wind blowing.

wind-chimes

Small ones create a fairly high-pitched tinkling sound.

Large ones such as those in my photo provide a rich deep sound.

It was nearly sensory overload for me as I took the photo.

The view through the lens delighted my eyes.

The deep chime sound soothed my ears.

If that weren’t enough, wind gently blew my hair and caressed my skin.

For a time, my worries were far from my thoughts.

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No Turning Back

This photo reminds me of times when I’m on the edge and there is no turning back.

The only question is, “Will I slide into the water gracefully or will I make a clumsy splash?” 

penguin-diving

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Buffalo Stare Down

Have you ever had a stare down with someone?

It’s easy.

All you have to do is stare at a person or animal until that person or animal blinks or turns away from you.

Ready? Let’s play.

I bet you blink first. 

buffalo-stare

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Water Aerobics

Aquatic exercise uses the natural buoyancy and resistance of water to provide a safe, full-body workout.

Sometimes, I wonder if the inspiration for water aerobics came from watching animals.

I wish I could have been underwater with a waterproof camera, but I had to take this photo through a glass wall. 

polarbear-water-aerobics

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Chicken, Not Scared

I didn’t expect to take a photo of a chicken, but this one seemed to have something to say,

“I don’t frighten easily. Why do people use the word, ‘chicken’ to describe someone who is afraid?

Personally, I think they should say, ‘scaredy cat’ instead.”

chicken-not-scared

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