rose_cat: (Default)
2017-03-24 10:19 pm

It's not easy being green...

…when you’re an itty bitty critter! (Also, happy belated St. Patrick’s Day.)

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Cone-headed grasshopper, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, Quezon City, Philippines
Photo by Rundstedt B. Rovillos


fourteen more pics, all child/work-safe; 5 and 10 are spiders )
rose_cat: (oooh owl)
2017-02-06 12:56 pm

Happy belated Superb Owl Day!

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Eagle owl, Schwarze Berge Wildlife Park, Hamburg, Germany
Photo by Sven Hoppe


seven more pics and two GIFs, all child/work-safe )
rose_cat: (cats adorable trio)
2017-01-18 09:53 am

These are a few of my favorite things… from this year’s Rose Parade in Pasadena (part two)

Part one is here.

The theme of this year’s parade was “Echoes of Success.”

All of the floats in this parade are required to have all surfaces covered by natural materials, such as flowers, plants, seaweed, seeds, bark, vegetables, or nuts. For more, see the 2014 post Decorating parade floats, at my journal.

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Escuela Secundaria Técnica Industrial No. 3’s Buhos Marching Band from Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
Photo by Leo Jarzomb


twelve more pics and one embedded video, all child/work-safe )
rose_cat: (nudibranch)
2017-01-15 08:38 pm

These are a few of my favorite things… from this year’s Rose Parade in Pasadena (part one)

Well, the post I’d planned got a bit long, so I split it (part two will follow). The theme of this year’s parade was “Echoes of Success.”

All of the floats in this parade are required to have all surfaces covered by natural materials, such as flowers, plants, seaweed, seeds, bark, vegetables, or nuts. For more, see the 2014 post Decorating parade floats, at my journal.

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One of six miniature horses from So Cal Mini Horse Sanctuary in Hemet, California; they took the place of the Seven Oaks Farm Miniature Therapy Horses that unfortunately had become ill on the journey from Ohio.
Photo by Leo Jarzomb


twelve more pics and two embedded videos, all child/work-safe )
rose_cat: (xmas cats)
2016-12-16 07:48 pm

What a difference a year makes

Or, taking your cat to see Santa may yield mixed results.


illustrated )
rose_cat: (cat rose)
2016-12-09 01:19 pm

Standing for true patriotism

Send your thanks to Water Protectors

After composing my own message and sending it at the link above, I wanted to post something about the Standing Rock protest. Patriotism seemed the right perspective.

One Veteran on Why He Will Stand for Standing Rock

Forgiveness Ceremony Unites Veterans and Natives at Standing Rock Casino

Also, a result to googling "true patriotism," in case you are interested.

What is Real Patriotism Anyway?