July 22, 2019
Taken June 5, 2019 with Canon Rebel t6
July 21, 2019
I only have one quote for you today! Sorry about that! I didn’t sleep well last night, so I’m going to take a nap! At least a short one!
No one knows for sure, since the word has been in the English language for centuries. The word was “buterfleoge” in Old English, which means “butterfly” in our English today. Because it is such an old word, we don’t really know who or when someone said “That ‘thing’ over there is a ‘butterfly’.” One story is that they were named so because it was thought that butterflies, or witches that took on the shape of butterflies, stole milk and butter. (Someone else wondered if the word was really meant to be “flutter-by” ). In other languages, the word for our fluttery friends has no such derivation as “butter” + “fly”. One can only speculate on why the English language uses such an unlikely name.
fascinating facts about butterflies
What is unique about butterflies?
The scales, which are arranged in colorful designs unique to each species, are what gives the butterfly its beauty. Like all other insects, butterflies have six legs and three main body parts: head, thorax (chest or mid section) and abdomen (tail end). They also have two antennae and an exoskeleton.
What can Butterflies do?
Most adult butterflies drink nectar from flowers through their tongues, which function much like straws. A minority of butterflies almost never visits flowers, instead gaining sustenance from tree sap, rotting animal matter, and other organic material. Butterfly caterpillars almost all eat plant matter.
AND A DRAGONFLY!
Fun Facts About Dragonflies:
Hope everyone is having a great day!!
“Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi
July 21, 2019
Taken July 4, 2018 with LG cell phone camera
July 20, 2019
Today, I figured I’d do something a little bit different – A Common Phrase With Historical Origins! The info is still coming from THEFACTSITE.COM, just a little bit different!
Well, I guess it’s not all that different, but just different than what I normally post! Just one fact and one strange quote!
Hope you enjoy…
“I had always thought this saying stemmed from the failed CIA assassination attempt on Fidel Castro where they tried to plant some exploding cigars in his person, which would blow his head off when he lit them up.
“As the CIA failed to get the cigars into Castro’s possession I had always assumed this is where it came from: close but no cigar.
“However, I was massively wrong as I found out this weekend.
“It stems back from the 1800’s and more specifically from the traveling fairs and carnivals that were common across America at this time.
“Back then, the prizes for the fairground games weren’t big cute teddies, but rather cigars or a nice bottle of whiskey. You see where this is going?
“So when you were at one of these fairs on, say, the coconut shy, and you nearly knocked that high and mighty coconut off its lofty platform but just missed it, then the carnie folk would shout “Close! But no cigar!””
So, now you know where the phrase “Close, but no cigar” comes from!
I hope every one has a great day and stays cool!
“He who sees nothing strange has never looked at a lobster in the face.”
July 20, 2019
Taken June 22, 2018 with LG cell phone camera
Nov 5, 2019
This is by far my most popular photograph I have posted yet, so I decided to repost is today!! I have no idea what makes it so popular or interesting…but I have to say thank you!!
“Dragonflies symbolize the change in perspective of yourself. ”
Could it be that I have changed? My perspective of myself has changed?
“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”
Having flown the earth for 300 million years
dragonflies symbolize our ability to overcome
times of hardship.
They can remind up to take time to
reconnect with our own strength,
courage, and happiness.
Tomorrow is national stress awareness day, national nachos day, and national saxophone day!
Hope you have a great day, night or evening,
where ever you may be!
Thanks for stopping by!!
I caught this image of a dragonfly today…just as I snapped this shutter he took off. I’d like to know what you think…
I didn’t have it on the action setting or anything.
Hope everyone is having a great day!