Thursday, October 25, 2012

Funny Friday photos

Hello raviolis.  Today I have funny photos to share.

Your eyes are drawn to the penguins and what they are doing but do you see the happy little seal sneaking a photo op in the corner?  This funny little guy was not supposed to be in the picture but he popped up just as the wildlife photographer hit the button.

 Look how clever this costume is for this German Shepherd pup.  this is the biggest spider you will ever see. I how many trick or treaters or neighborhood cats  he scares away.

This is a real fish and it is called a Blobfish.  It lives at deep depths in the ocean where the pressure is several dozen times higher than at sea level, which would make gas bladders inefficient for maintaining buoyancy.   Instead, the flesh of the blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; this allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming.   It looks like a fleshly old man doesn't it? 
 So, which broom shall we ride today?

How funny is this tiger?  Yup, somebody painted their dog to look like a Halloween tiger.  This picture makes me laugh.  So, tell grandma-ma which of these pictures is your favorite.  I think my favorite is the sneaky little seal popping into the photo or the tiger dog.  
I can't seem to decide.  How about you?


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Word of the Week Wednesday

Hello my raviolis.  It's been a while since we did word of the week Wednesday, but today's word is nothing short of what you will see in the below video...Amazing.

Yes, today's word is amazing.

Amazing is defined as being to affect with great wonder; astonish and surprise.

Watch as you see the ocean tide return to the sea under the blocks of ice.  What follows is magical.

It is truly amazing and another wonder of nature.  Grandma-ma has to admit that she would venture into this short lived world.  Would you?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Ghostly fruit cups

Hello My Raviolis.  Don't these look tasty?  Nothing like fruit 
cups that have a spooky look to them.  

These are super easy to make.  You will need a package 
of Peeps Ghosts, some whipped cream, two cups of pineapple 
and two cups of mandarin oranges.  You can use canned, just 
be sure to drain as much of the liquid it sits in from the fruit. 
 Fresh fruit really is best and has the most flavor.

Fill glasses half full of your fruit, top with some whipped
cream and add a Peep Ghostie in the center.  Yummy.  Let's eat!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Monkey Face Orchid

 Hello my raviolis.  Today I want to share with you a very interesting flower.  It is an orchid that looks like a monkey face.  Nature is so grand in all of her cleverness and these wonderful orchids come from the south-eastern Ecuadorian and Peruvian cloud forests.

 Its scientific name is Dracula simia.  "Simia" stands for "simian" and this remarkable orchid bears more than a passing resemblance to a monkey’s face. The Dracula (genus) part of its name refers to the strange characteristic of the two long spurs of the sepals, reminiscent of the fangs of a certain Transylvanian count of film and fiction fame.

Wouldn't it be fun to see these in real life?  They say they blossoms smell like oranges.  What fun to see a monkey face in a flower that smells like oranges.  Have a wonderful day my raviolis. Grandma-ma loves you.