Archive for September, 2014

Poetry of the Earth

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2014 by allisonlabine

The poetry of Earth inside a petal
the beauty of motion inside a breeze…

“…the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Kahlil Gibran

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Japanese Wisteria

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Ocean on Fire

Posted in Oceanic Exploration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2014 by allisonlabine

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats

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Surfing one of the world’s largest waves – real time footage

Surfing one of the world’s largest waves in slow motion

The Tiger

Posted in Animal Kingdom with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2014 by allisonlabine

“Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.” – Jorge Luis Borges

“Better to live one year as a tiger, than a hundred as a sheep.” – Madonna

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Image: Michael Nichols

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Image: Ashley Vincent

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Tiger Facts

* More tigers now live in captivity in America than globally in the wild.

http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/?unewsid=6755

* Every tiger in the world is unique – no two tigers have the same pattern of stripes.

* Unlike most members of the cat family, tigers like water. They are good swimmers and often cool off in pools or streams.

* These fierce felines have walked the earth for a long time. Fossil remains of tigers found in parts of China are believed to be 2 million years old.

* Today, there are five subspecies of tiger: Bengal, South China, Indochinese, Sumatran and Siberian.