Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

I hope you all are having and will continue to have a Happy Halloween. Here are some nice pictures for you including a black cat (above), spiders, and dead things. I suggest clicking on the images to get the detail of all the neatness. But not the cat, because it's just a cat. 

Leucauge venusta - Orchard orbweaver 1

Leucauge venusta - Orchard orbweaver 2

Wolf Spider
Dead Wolf spider 1

Dead Wolf spider 2

Dead Wolf spider 3

Dead Gecko

Note that I did not kill the spider or gecko, I found them dead (obviously long after they died). To counteract the sadness of these dead creatures I did save a baby gecko from drowning today (along with a few bees). 

Here is the gecko that I saved:

Happy Halloween everyone. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Animal of the Day - 3.01.2012

I wanted to post something before I leave town. So here is a reindeer I saw a few months ago. 

Reindeer Fact: They are the only species of deer in which both male and female (and even calves) have antlers. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Random Photo of the Day - 2.28.2012

I hope everyone is doing well. Another lull in blog activity, I know. 

But here's some Silver Oak and a Hot Pocket for you all. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Random Photo of the Day - 1.23.2012

Nothing really special here. Just the above straw crying on the carpet. Anyone who gives a good reason as to why this straw is crying gets 100 bonus points. 

I've been having to go through Picnik and re-size all the photos I've used on this blog since I'm running out of space. Unfortunately I just found out that Picnik will be closing in April, but honestly it's a pain to edit pictures through that thing (especially the amount I'm in need of re-sizing), so I don't care either way. The reason I'm mentioning this is because it's reminding me I need to sort through more photos so I can have stuff readily available to post. 

I hope you all have a good week. 

What big pies you have!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Random Photo of the Day - 1.18.2012


Those are some little rambutans I bought the other day. I've never had one before but recently read about them in this article from Men's Health. Being a fan of any weird (or weird looking) food I knew I had to try some. Luckily a local grocery store carried them, so I bought them, and they died for me. 

Here's what they look like cut in half, half peeled, and fully peeled. 

That reminds me, have any of you heard of Neuticles? Hmmm....

Anyway, they tasted very good. The "meat" inside was very juicy and chewy, similar to lychee, and tasted very good. It's something I wish I could get year round (or at least in better condition than these) and it would also be nice to find them at my local bubble tea place. The skin of the seeds tend to get stuck on the meat, which was annoying with the first one I ate (I later became a Jedi of eating rambutans). I almost just ate the seed because I enjoy eating seeds of any kind. I think the idea of a plant growing inside a vegetarian is somewhat poetic. Luckily I didn't because I later found out they are mildly poisonous. 

I also ate my first (Fuyu) persimmon. It's now my favorite fruit in the world. This crappy picture doesn't do it justice. 

And here's a video that made me laugh: