Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Interesting white flowers

Hey Amy, have you ever seen these flowers before? The rain performs some magic on them!

[Diphylleia grayi, also known as the skeleton flower, has white petals that turn transparent with rain. When dry, they revert to white.]





Sunday, 26 April 2015

Quid pro quo

These butterflies drink the mineral rich tears of the yellow-spotted river turtle. The liquid helps the butterflies reproduce, the turtle's eyes remain clean... and everybody is happy!


      [Photo taken by Peter Oxford (Minden Pictures) at the YasunĂ­ National Park in Ecuador.]

Friday, 24 April 2015

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Rustic and beautiful

These rooms look very smart and peaceful, perfect for a lazy day when it's too hot outside...






Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Fantastic photo

This B&W photograph is very impressive. It may have been manipulated, but the result is quite breathtaking!


Sunday, 19 April 2015

Some amusing quotes

Amy sent us these quotes and some of them are quite spot on... Thank you, Amy.






Friday, 17 April 2015

Scared of heights!

When I went to Paris with my younger sister in 1988, we visited the Eiffel Tower and bought tickets to go all the way to the top level, but I couldn't get past the first... It's quite a spectacular sight, which I prefer to admire with my feet firmly on the ground!