I had so much fun as a child building fairy houses 🙂 Did any of you build them? Enjoy the miniture architecture 🙂
Some more magical creatures that share our planet with us are the Pink river dolphins.
Pink Dolphin Facts (Inia Geoffrensis)
There are five species of dolphins that make their homes in rivers, being the most popular of them the Pink Dolphins also known as Boto, Boutu or Amazon River dolphins as it inhabits the Amazon River.
The scientific name of the Pink Dolphins from the Amazon is Inia Geoffrensis and they belong to the genus Inea, part of the family Platanistoidea, which is conformed by the five species of river dolphins.
Pink dolphins are not the same dolphins that you would see in the ocean; they have special adaptations to their habitat. In fact, river dolphins are only distantly related to sea dolphins.
They belong taxonomically speaking to different families. The oceanic dolphins belong to the family delphinidae while river dolphins belong to the family Platanistoidea as we said above.
Among the five species of river dolphins, Amazon pink dolphins are considered the most intelligent of them, with a brain capacity 40% larger than that of humans.
Pink dolphins inhabit the Amazon River, but they can also be found in the Orinoco basins and the upper Madeira River as well. While they are mostly pink, these dolphins have various colored skins, which can be light gray, pink, or brown.
The Amazon River pink dolphins conform the largest population of river dolphins in existence as the other four species are functionally extinct or close to extinction. Credit to http://www.dolphins-world.com
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Here is a quick post of a collection of really amazing butterflies, I think it is fitting after the caterpillar post 🙂 Enjoy ❤
~ Dirty Hands ~
Here is a collection of some pretty crazy caterpillars, one newly discovered caterpillar is even called the red footed fuzzy wuzzy caterpillar until it recieves its formal name. Hahaha
~ Dirty Hands ~
Phlox subulata (Moss Phlox, Moss Pink, Mountain Phlox) is a perennial creeper growing to a height of 6 inches and covering a 20-inch-wide (510 mm) area. The small, five-petaled flowers bloom in rose, mauve, blue, white, or pink in late spring to early summer. It is native to North America.
Altercations between gardeners and law enforcement personnel occasionally occur when the oder given off by the plants are mistaken for that of marijuana. ~ Wikipedia
All of the pics below are from Japan where they have festivals and parks with spectaculor moss pink displays. Here is a link to some of the parks http://yokosoen001.clublog.jp/e27444.html
I found this little garden just off the road outside a boat club near where I live. After driving past a few times and seeing the Aloes in bloom I knew I must stop and take some pics 🙂 Upon closer inspection I saw that most of the Aloes were hybrids, I don’t know if they are natural or man-made hybrids but they are beautiful! And there definitely seems to be a lot of Aloe Thraskii genetics in the mix, which can be seen by the deep recurred leaves. I noticed an old man weeding near to the garden and went over to ask him if he was the person responsible for the this little piece of colour amongst the grey of the city.
He told me he was and it was just his passion and hobbie to share the colours of the beautiful Aloes with passers-by. So awesome! If we all did a little of this our cities would be dappled with inspiring secret gardens!