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April 11, 2014

ANIMAL NOSES Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face Be glad your nose is on your face, not pasted on some other place, for if it were where it is not, you might dislike your nose a lot. Imagine if your precious nose were sandwiched in between your toes, that clearly would not be […]


February 24, 2014

  The Horse by Ronald Duncan Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride, Friendship without envy, Or beauty without vanity? Here, where grace is served with muscle And strength by gentleness confined He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity. There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent. There is […]


February 17, 2014

The 45-by-35 foot Rankin Deer Head sculpture has been at Carrie Furnace for more than a decade and has become integrated into the landscape. Six to eight main artist worked on the sculpture every Sunday throughout the course of a year from October 2007 to October 2008, with other helpers coming in for a day […]


February 11, 2014

ELEPHANTS Elephants (Proboscidea) are a group of large herbivorous land mammals. There are three species of elephants alive today, the African savanna elephant, the African forest elephant and the Asian elephant. ELEPHANT EARS “Elephants, have huge ears relative to body size, and they are also used for temperature regulation. It has been shown that blood […]


February 3, 2014

NATURE “But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? […]


January 29, 2014

ONE ZEBRA TWO ZEBRAS FOUR ZEBRAS MORE These photos were taken while visiting The Wilds last year. Photos entered in “Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Backs of things’. To see more, visit her blog, Cee’s Photography and join the fun. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!


December 17, 2013

It is 1:00 a.m. in the morning.  I was suddenly awakened by the noise coming from the furnace kicking on and heating up the room.  It was then I noticed a white light coming thru the window and remember that the weatherman had predicted that we would receive two to three inches of snow by the […]


September 3, 2013

The last couple of weeks I’ve felt A COMPLETE LACK OF ENERGY I COULDN’T GET UP OR OUT STARTING TO SHAKE IT OFF FROM TOP TO BOTTOM NOW BEGINNING TO COME ALIVE AND ROAR AGAIN! Above photos taking at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. I don’t know if I can catch up with over […]


June 27, 2013

OPEN-AIR SAFARI VEHICLE This is the second installment of my adventure to The Wilds, one of the largest and most innovative wildlife conservation centers in the world. Located on nearly 10,000 acres in Zanesville, Ohio USA. We road in open-air safari vehicles which transported us to the different areas that were separated by solar panel […]


June 27, 2013

GREVY’S ZEBRA Yesterday, June 26, 2013, I went on a wild safari adventure to THE WILDS in Zanesville, Ohio. The Wilds is one of the largest and most innovative wildlife conservation centers in the world.  Located on nearly 10,000 acres, it is home to rare and endangered species from around the world living in natural, […]