Monthly Archives: October 2011








Not only is this dusky shark fetus albino, which is very rare, but it is a “cyclops”. The fisherman who caught it (below), Enrique Lucero Leon, has preserved it in alcohol and considers it a prize. The woman standing next to him is researcher Marcela Bejarano-Alvarez. Nature is cool. The full story is at National Geographic (see link below pictures).

The cyclops shark is pictured above with ‘normal’ examples of its species. That is so funky! Scientists also say because it’s albino and it had several deformities, it wouldn’t have survived long in the wild anyway.


Pictures: Rare “Cyclops” Shark Found.

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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in animals, nature, weird news


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This is for Appelina, who loves Kate Spade and cute fluffy things.

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Posted by on October 11, 2011 in animals




A couple of weeks ago Hubby and I went to Vasquez Rocks, a natural park close to us. It is a magnificent example of mother nature at work, with huge rocks jutting out of the ground as a result of tectonic plate action along the San Andreas Fault. It’s great fun to climb on the rocks and hike around.

The sky was very pretty that day. Bright blue with big white poofy clouds.

You can see the twisted strata of the rock which can be seen throughout the fault faultline.

A path cutting between the rocks.

Rocks jutting into the sky.

A tree nestled amongst the rocks.

This looked like a face, a closed eye, a nose, and a beard.

More scenery.

Pretty. You can see the scale of the rocks compared to the cars and people.

A pretty bird that we saw, I'm not sure what kind it is. It almost looks like a small falcon.

A bush that looked like it had a raven sitting on it, but was just a bush.

A HUGE raven.

A nice peak going into the sky.

A troll head, emerging from the ground. Heavy brows, a big nose.

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Posted by on October 5, 2011 in adventure, nature, outings




It is raining once again in Los Angeles. A bit early in the season, but I like it. I’m wearing a plaid flannel! ¬†Hurray! Here’s a cheery flower picture to brighten your rainy day. Plus a picture of Squeaky just for the hell of it.

I took this back in June at the LA Arboretum.


Here's Squeaky in a basket refusing to look at the camera.

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Posted by on October 5, 2011 in cats, nature


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I’ll help you make the bed.


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Posted by on October 2, 2011 in cats


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