London Circa 100 AD~

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The Museum of London is less touristy and lies in the oldest part of the city.
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Exhibits showcase the history of London from prehistoric times to the present.
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Miniature dioramas depict the development of the dock areas by the Thames around 100 AD.
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The museum places strong emphasis on archeological discoveries, such as these excavated Roman mosaic floors, pottery and other artifacts.
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There are many examples of living quarters of the period to browse and explore.
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The Museum abuts the remainders of the old Roman walls built around 200 AD.
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If your tired of the crowds at the more touristed London attractions, The Museum Of London offers refuge and a fascinating day’s browse.
Cheers to you from old London where you can always find something new ~

El Mundo del Flores~

cindy knoke:

This post didn’t show up in the reader so I am forced to reblog. Sorry!

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The World of Flowers~
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Our world of pain (passion flowers, Florida),
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is also our world of beauty.
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Consider the flowers (salt water marsh flowers, Patagonia).
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Gifts to remind us everyday (freesias, The Azores),
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in every corner of the planet (tulips, Ireland),
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that although there is pain (tulips, Netherlands),
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there is also beauty (water lily, Huahine).
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Cheers to your from all the flowers on our beautiful planet (ranunculus California)~

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El Mundo del Flores~

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The World of Flowers~
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Our world of pain (passion flowers, Florida),
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is also our world of beauty.
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Consider the flowers (salt water marsh flowers, Patagonia).
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Gifts to remind us everyday (freesias, The Azores),
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in every corner of the planet (tulips, Ireland),
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that although there is pain (tulips, Netherlands),
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there is also beauty (water lily, Huahine).
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Cheers to your from all the flowers on our beautiful planet (ranunculus California)~

Wild Eyes~

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It’s hard to contemplate,
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how any person,
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could derive pleasure,
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from killing such glorious creatures.
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Look in their wild eyes,
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and you can glimpse their souls.
Cheers to you from all the wild ones~

Sunset Progression Mid-Atlantic~

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No ships seen for days,
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in the Sargasso Sea.
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Just the sea,
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and the sun,
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as it rises,
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and sets.

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Casting reflections,
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on a lonely ship.
Cheers to you, from your setting sun~

Critter Cam Catches Bear Bathing Behavior~

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(Note: I had to republish this post because the reader wouldn’t post it with the pun “Bare Bathing Behavior” in the title, due to it being ‘mature content.’ Whoa!)
My son and I were working on The Holler waterhole he built to help critters during the drought. We decided to install Matt’s critter cam in addition to mine, because there were so many tracks and scat around the waterhole. So I pulled out Matt’s camera card to delete the images, and what did I find? Take a look:
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Them there are bears! At first I was confused and thought these bears were at The Holler waterhole. But the snow in some of the shots clued me in. These are Napa Valley Bears. They probably appreciate a fine zinfandel.
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I asked Matt, why didn’t you tell me you had all these bears and cubs on your card?
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He said in surprise, “What bears?”
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He had put a cam by a place where he had seen digging activity and tracks and forgot about it. Eventually he retrieved the camera, but never looked at the photos.
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They dig holes in order to take dust baths.
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I bet this rids them of fleas and such.
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The photos are poor because this is a cheap critter cam, but I thought the bear behavior was fascinating. This is a stationary, motion activated camera. The black and white shots are night, and the color day.
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They also use the poles to scratch all the places they can’t reach.
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Pretty clever bears!
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The cubs and juveniles use the poles to perfect their climbing skills.
Black bear populations are finally recovering in parts of California and it is critical that they be protected.
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Cheers to you from Napa’s numerous and well bathed bears~

If You Were A Bug,

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what would you be?

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A butterfly,

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or a bumblebee?
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Remember Gregor,
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so hated his job,
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he went to bed,
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and woke up a beetle?
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I never did get, Gregor,
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why not a spider?
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You could weave your web,
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and as Charlotte said,
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“people are not as smart as bugs.”
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Along came a spider,
who sat down beside her,
and interested Miss Muffet for hours ;)

Cheers to you from all the clever crawlies~

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“If I can fool a bug… I can surely fool a man. People are not as smart as bugs.”
― E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“What a fate: to be condemned to work for a firm where the slightest negligence at once gave rise to the gravest suspicion! Were all the employees nothing but a bunch of scoundrels, was there not among them one single loyal devoted man who, had he wasted only an hour or so of the firm’s time in the morning, was so tormented by conscience as to be driven out of his mind and actually incapable of leaving his bed?”– Franz Kafka, Metamorphosis