Wandering around the Internet may not be the most productive use of my time but it is irresistible. Usually I look at my sidebar and check what blogs and websites have been updated. This can be a relatively short process or a great long one depending upon how long I’ve been away from my computer and how far mes bloggypals take me. Sometimes just one blog posting may take me to all sorts of other sites.
On Hank’s blog I found this super photo of a frog by Marcus Yeagley. Marcus says it is “One of my girlfriend's pet frogs in her tank. I think that is Rika (a particularly stupid frog)..”
Frog Prince waiting for a kiss.
Source: Licensed through Wikimedia Commons (here)
Takins, closely related to the Sheep, are native to China and the eastern Himalayas. They have many specialized adaptations to cope with this cold environment such as a secondary coat of fur and a special nasal cavity that helps warm up the cold air they breath in. As herbivores, Takin eat essentially any vegetation that they come across including tough leaves, bark and bamboo. Although they are considered national treasures in their native China, Takin are still facing a declining population, primarily due to habitat loss. This has led to their classification as an endangered species by the IUCN.
I mentioned Doreen’snew blog yesterday. Today I’ve pinched a piece of information from it – “You have no sense of smell when you're sleeping”. Perhaps it’s because you gave can’t smell while you’re asleep that so many people die in house fires. By the time the smoke is thick enough to affect your lings (and either wake you or kill you) the fire is probably well established. If you had a sense of smell while asleep it might wake you earlier with the smell of burning. Interesting….
"Lace is as much about the space between the threads as it is about the threads themselves." ~ Lori Howe
"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face." - Victor Hugo