Cloud Watching

Do you see the rabbit?

Do you see the rabbit?

When you look up on a day with puffy, white clouds, well, you are bound to see some shapes in those clouds. I really like puffy, white cloud days. We don’t get them that often. I see a lop-eared rabbit looking to the right in this photo. The rabbit is the cloud at the bottom of the photo. It seems like maybe he is about to sniff the palm tree. The way clouds move, though, you have to take a photo to capture any shapes you might see! These seem to be cumulus clouds. For more about cloud classification, check out the NOAA website.

Hypnotic Eyes

The eyes of a cat!

The eyes of a cat!

Be it a cat, dog, iguana or some other pet, the amazing companions that share our lives all seem to have the ability to stare and stare and stare — creating a hypnotic effect — even fish! Sometimes I stare back. I know this might be construed as a hostile action by some species, but every pet I’ve tried it on seems to react well. I had an iguana as a child, and we had some epic staring contests. This cat isn’t mine, but I was pet sitting and was lucky enough to capture this shot. No, we weren’t doing a staring contest, but aren’t her eyes gorgeous? Cat eyes are particularly interesting because of the vertical pupil.
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A Plant That Makes Me Gag

This is Tulbaghia violacea. Be glad you can't smell it!

This is Tulbaghia violacea. Be glad you can’t smell it!

I can smell it from about 10 feet away. If ever I’m outdoors walking or driving and suddenly it feels like the oxygen has “disappeared,” society garlic is bound to be nearby. I’ve read up on this plant. Although it’s in the garlic family, it’s not truly garlic. However, some websites comment that the aroma is like garlic. I don’t think it smells anything like garlic. I don’t know how to describe the odor, except that it seems to suck away oxygen. It’s truly awful! Deer and rabbits mostly don’t seem to like it either, and I applaud their good taste. Lovely to look at, but disgusting to smell. Ick! How it got its name seems to be up for debate, also whether or not you can eat it. The Garlic Central website advises not eating it and that the name comes from the odor and an ability to prevent bad breath, but the Eat The Weeds website says parts of it can be eaten and the name comes from it being a more polite spice.