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Did you know there is a mountain lion living in Griffith Park? The park service thinks the 3 year old male is most likely from the Santa Monica region, which means he travelled across the 405 and 101 freeways.  Or that it came from the San Gabriel region, traversing through storm drains and neighborhood streets. […]

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Our friend Miwa had posted the photo above on her facebook a while back and I couldn’t get it out of my head! These beautiful fungi are called nidulariacea and are also known as fairy cups or bird nest’s fungi, cause they look like bird nests with little eggs in them. They grow on mulch or […]

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Even though it is a wives tale that these bugs are searching out your inner ear for their next home, I can’t help but feeling a little ugh when I see one.  Plus those pincers!  The other day in the beautful early afternoon light, I took a good look through my macro lens at an […]

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Though I had a lovely poem about wild swans by Edna St. Vincent Millay to share, I’m hijacking today’s ANIMAL post to bring to your attention some things that have happened this week and will happen this weekend that I think are quite exciting. 1. The flowers above don’t really have to do with this […]

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Sometimes I find my cat’s whiskers around the house and I always keep them. Not exactly sure why, but maybe it has something to do with love and loss. Whiskers (or Vibrissae) are special hairs or feathers (in birds) that provide tactile sensations. They are found on the faces of almost all mammals except for man and […]

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I’ve been reading Alain de Botton’s On Love, a novel that is part analysis/part meditation on the highs and lows of attraction, love, and relationships. At one point, de Botton talks about Wittgenstien’s duck/rabbit, a picture (above) that can be seen either as a duck or a rabbit. Wittgenstein first introduced this drawing in his book Philosophical Investigations […]

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‘Tis the season of the chocolate bunny! I can already taste those hollow ears in my mouth. My aunt used to be the bearer of chocolate bunnies in my family every Easter. I remember seeing them displayed on her dining room table, all different sizes, surrounded by painted eggs and plastic grass, waiting to be released from their foil […]

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Walter Bradford Cannon, an American physiologist, was the person who coined the term fight or flight response.  His theory states that animals react to frightful/threatening situations with an activation of the sympathetic nervous system.  In a response to fear, animals (including humans) will have nerve stimulation in the brain which will then cause an increase […]

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Last year in September I posted about the tomato worm – the gorgeously green gushiness that was found on my parent’s tomato plant.  Remember how it turns into a hawkmoth?   My mom has reported that she has seen a couple of these moths perched on their outside wall, but I have been unable to coordinate […]

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Some words courtesy of Robert Frost for this wintry* day. Read more of Frost’s poems HERE. (It’s been so  c o l d  in LA this week and about as wintry as I’d ever like it to be – though I haven’t been shaking the dust of snow off of me. To tell you the truth, I’m […]

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