Lanner Falcon (by shootergp)
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Ringtail Cat (nekomama7)
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Eco-friendly tree fort
Phulay Bay - Krabi, Thailand - Seclusion And Privacy
Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is located along the Andaman Sea and is the first property from The Ritz-Carlton’s Reserve brand, representing a departure from the ordinary and designed for travelers seeking rare and authentic experiences in the most remote and beautiful corners of the world.
Horsetail Falls is a small seasonal waterfall that only appears in late winter and early spring. It flows over the east side of El Capitan, so as a backdrop it has one of the most impressive walls of granite in the entire park. Then – only for part of February, and only when the sky is clear – the very last sunrays of the day selectively linger on the falls, lighting it up with a golden glow that makes the water look like lava.
Petrified Lightning: Natural glass formed by lightning strikes is called fulgurite. It is created when a lightning strike hits a sandbank, blowing a super-heated hole right through it. This quickly cools into a beautiful glass. The name comes from Latin fulgur, or lightning.
One Ohio Christian [troll?] is not happy at all that Ohioans are nicknamed ‘Buckeyes’ or that Ohio State has a team by that name, and believes the state’s tree is unfit to represent him.
Why? Because it’s bisexual.
Writes Jim Flechtner to The Courier:
SO WHAT ABOUT CARNATIONS?
Something in the “Just Ask” column (Page A3, May 29) disturbed me. According to the column, “the Ohio buckeye, Aesculus glabra, bears flowers with both male and female organs on the same tree. It is a monoecious species.”
I couldn’t believe this, so I did some research and, sure enough, a science website (forestry.about.com) states that “the Ohio buckeye is polygamo-monoecious, bearing both bisexual and male flowers.”
The buckeye is our state tree and most of us gladly wear the nickname, “buckeyes.” But it is shameful and unacceptable that a bisexual tree should represent us! We are flaunting the Holy Bible!
I urge everyone to contact their state representative and demand legislation removing the buckeye as our state tree and condemning the use of the term “buckeye” as a nickname for residents of Ohio.
Does anyone know if carnations are bisexual?
Jim Flechtner, Findlay
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