Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Swedish Duck

picture of a Swedish duck

The Blue Swedish duck is a breed of domesticated duck.

It is a medium sized duck that weighs between 6.5 and 8 pounds; males usually weigh more than females.

The color of Blue Swedish ducks is due to heterozygosity in a color gene. If a Blue Swedish duck and drake breed, the young are the usual 25% / 50% / 25% ratio in:-

Monday, September 29, 2008

Rock House


A house sandwiched between two rocks in an island is as strong as the rocks themselves.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Temple of Artemis

The Temple of Artemis (Greek: Ἀρτεμίσιον Artemision, Latin: Artemisium), also known less precisely as Temple of Diana, was a temple dedicated to Artemis completed in its most famous phase, around 550 BC at Ephesus (in present-day Turkey) under the Achaemenid dynasty of the Persian Empire. Nothing remains of the temple, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. There were older temples built before it on its site, where evidence of a sanctuary dates as early as the Bronze Age.

The old temple antedated the Ionic immigration by many years. Callimachus, in his Hymn to Artemis, attributed the origin of the temenos at Ephesus to the Amazons, whose worship he imagines already centered upon an image (bretas). In the seventh century the old temple was destroyed by a flood. Around 550 BC, they started to build the "new" temple, known as one of the miracles of the ancient world. It was a 120-year project, initially designed and constructed by the Cretan architect Chersiphron and his son Metagenes, at the expense of Croesus of Lydia.

It was described by Antipater of Sidon, who compiled the list of the Seven Wonders.

source: wikipedia

Pink Butterfly on a Pink Flower

picture of a butterfly

Flowers and butterflies drift in color, illuminating spring. ~Author Unknown

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Yawning Dog

When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem. ~Edward Abbey

picture of dogs

Will we go back to whining again? Am doggone tired. Ywan.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Siamese Cat in Pink Clothes

picture of cat

I hate this color MEOW.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Butterfly on Violets

picture of a butterfly

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. ~Jeffrey Glassberg

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Animals in Disguise- Bear

A Grizzly bear hides in the snow-covered bushes of North America.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Funny Pictures of Animals-Cats

Cats claiming their territories

What is the caption?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Autumn in Vermont

Lovely, lovely with all those deep red, green and other colors, the beauty of autumn is unparalleled.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Autumn in Germany

picture of autumn

What other time you can enjoy the beatiful trees before the leaves fall but during autumn.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

House on a Rock

picture of a house on a rock

With only a cable car to reach the house on a rock, who would dare to come and rob it?

Friday, September 12, 2008

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Tree House

picture of a tree house

Some of us are lucky to have tree house in our backyard. This a treehouse for adults.
Don't you think so?

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Jobs-Hat Vendor

hat vendor

So many hats to wear.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Autumn in Massachusetts

picture of autumn

Unlike in California, in Massachusetts autumn is full of different colors.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Autumn in England

picture of autumn

Beautiful display of autumn colors.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008