Category Archives: Daily Dabbles
A daily dose of funny, inspirational, and cute pictures, videos and whatever else I think is worthy. ;)
It’s times like these that I wish to god I had a better camera. If this had been my shot you would never know what it was I had tried to take a picture of! It would just be a grey blur in a blur of brown and green, as I’m sure I’d be moving too much to actually get a clear shot of even the background. 😛
This is a photo of a Northern Spotted Owl in the great Redwood Forests. In this particular case the far better photography than I, would me Michael Nichols, who works for National Geographic. One trick to a shot like this… bait the owl to come that close. Second trick to a shot like this… make sure Michael is the one behind the camera, not me. 😉
Personally, I’m not much of a tea drinker, but when I do drink it I’ll drink hot tea. Although looking at this I may have to start drinking it more often just so I can use these! 😀 I think these would be great for those dinner parties or Tupperware parties. Just image offering tea and not telling anyone you have these, then just giving them a cup with a “jacuzzi” loving tea bag in it. I don’t really see how anyone wouldn’t get at least a small smile from these.
For the last two or three weeks it’s been raining off and on pretty much every single day. This has caused some issues with the internet reception, flooding of the road and yard, power flickers, leaking caravan, and so on. A lot of people don’t like the rain, for whatever reason. It gets them down and makes them feel sluggish. They usually stay inside until it’s over. So I thought it only appropriate to post this picture today. Why? Well, for all the so called bad things that come with storms, even in our personal life, there is one inescapable thing… After the rain things are renewed, greener, and burst into a flurry of growth. Let’s face it, water is life, storms are a part of that, and necessary for things to grow stronger. So the next time your staring out your window at the rain, or crying over a personal deluge, just remember… with comes a vital chance to burst forward and use it to grow forth and conquer.
My partner and I have two ducks of our own at the moment (Kendra & Bobby), but seeing this makes me want another one! How cute is this little guy! Can you just see it now? A couple of dozen of these fuzzy little puff balls running around the yard? *sighs* I’ve had a number of pets, ranging from rabbits, cats, one dog, fish, small birds, butterflies, hamsters and guinea pigs, but there is still nothing cuter than a baby animal. They are so small and sweet, and holdable, and kissable. *squee* I may have to start working on persuading my BF to getting on. 😉
Am I the only person on Earth who actually likes this song? I mean really? I use to torture my mum with it all the time. To this day it still bugs her to no end. Then there are the mass of people who begin to leap in front of moving vehicles when they hear it. Is it really that bad? Have I just missed the sadistic side of it all these years? I suppose ignorance is bliss, and if it means I won’t enjoy that song or this picture as much if I know the truth… well then keep me in the dark. 😉
This is a lady bug (duh, right) taken by Leon Baas. Now I’ve seen some stunning macro photos before but Leon has some of the best I have ever seen. I can’t get over how colourful and whimsical his work is. Take this picture for instance, it may be obvious it’s a ladybug, but the whole thing just gives it a magical, otherworldly feeling. There’s a sense that this could be something out of a fantasy story, or even sci-fi. I just can’t get over the pull this one has for me.
What do you think of it?
As corny as this is, I actually think this is a cute idea. Something great for a present for those really mushy romantic sorts. Although I don’t recall seeing anyone look so peaceful while they sleep. Not to mention that both my partner and I don’t usually sleep on our backs. More often than not my pillow is either bound up in a ball or not used at all by the time I’m asleep. *shrugs* I suppose it’s the thought that counts. 😉
It may be an old saying but it’s still a good one; “Laughter is the best medicine.” Science even backs it up. So why not laugh, and laugh a lot. The effects are potent, immediate, and contagious. I love being around people that laugh, even if I don’t feel that they have a reason to laugh. My cousin for instance, she is one of those people that laughs a lot. She is also one of those people that when you hear her laugh you can not help but laugh yourself. I’ve often tried not to laugh in fact when she laughed. I usually only made it a few seconds before breaking into giggles myself. Perhaps that’s why humour is such a powerful thing in relationships. How many times have you heard someone say that one of the reasons they love someone is because they make them laugh? Almost every relationship I know that is one of the first things listed.
Life is short, laugh it up before you no longer can. You’ll be happier, healthier, and invite the warmth and love of others.
How come elephants always seem so cute and happy? I mean, they are both cute and happy, but who would think they would make it look so easy? Getting anything that size to look cute is one thing, but they have some of the most expressive face i think I have ever seen. Of course I have claimed to see animals (usually my pets) smile, but if you look at this picture he really is smiling! You can not look at the mouth and say it is anything other than grinning! I dare you to try! 😉 Now this is an animal we can all take some life cues from.
Having had a dog, and a rather hyper, rambunctious dog, I can just see how this played out. You’ve just made a nice batch of buttered noodles. You’re letting them cool on the counter in a bowl while you sift through the fridge for veggies to add. Then, as your back is turned, your back bent reaching for that elusive carrot that’s rolled to the back of the shelve, and suddenly…. *CLATTER, BANG* … With an all too fast spin, hitting your funny bone against the fridge door on the way around, you are faced with this. Your lovable pooch plaster with sticky, buttery, pasta. What was suppose to be your dinner.
Of course, any self respecting pet parent knows you are to carry a camera around your neck at all times. Because you never know when a moment like this will pass you by while your frantically telling you doggy to stay as you run into the other room to grab your camera. 😉