For Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge this week, the theme is   Animals.

I don’t have a huge amount of animal photos, except for our cat, of course. But I was very pleased how these ones turned out in black and white, especially the terrapins!   Continue reading

Fifteen fabulous facts for Friday…

While browsing the Internet during a procrastinating half hour, I came across various facts which fascinated me, so I thought I’d share them….

The word “facetiously” contains all 5 vowels and “y” in alphabetical order.
Cats sleep for 70% of their lives.
The Statue of Liberty’s index finger is eight feet long.
The Boeing 747 wing span is longer than the first flight ever made by the Wright Brothers’ airplane.
One type of hummingbird weighs less than a penny.

Sharks can live up to 100 years.

Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.

Kangaroos can’t walk backwards.
There are 200 million insects on earth for every one human.
It takes more calories to eat a stick of celery than the celery contains.
Bill Clinton only sent two emails in his entire 8 year presidency.
An octopus has three hearts.
A blue whale’s tongue weighs more than an elephant.
250 people have fallen off the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Bamboo can grow up to three feet in 24 hours.