Annually the world experiences around 16 million thunderstorms. Florida has the highest number in the United States, about 80-100 per year. Lightening is 5 times hotter than the surface of the Sun…
“Every day millions of people decide to grant their smartphone a bit more control over their lives or try a new and more effective antidepressant drug. In pursuit of health, happiness and power, humans will gradually change first one of their features and then another, and another, until they will no longer be human.” ― Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
"Kind hearts are the gardens; kind thoughts are the roots; kind words are the flowers; kind deeds are the fruits." - English Proverb
The art of the evening stroll. The evening passeggiata (little walk) between 5-7 that the Italians like to take, it seems they have the ability to celebrate everything……….
"Nature has undoubtedly mastered the art of winter gardening and even the most experienced gardener can learn from the unrestrained beauty around them."- Vincent A. Simeone
Japanese people have more pets than they do children…….
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In Quitman, Georgia a chicken may not cross the road………#chickenstoo………..
Blue jays can mimic the sound of a hawk as a warning to other blue jays that a hawk in near…….female hawks are usually larger than the male-they usually live about 17 years……
“To be alive at all is to have scars. ” ― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
“And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about.” ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden
There is always in February some one day, at least, when one smells the yet distant, but surely coming, summer. - Gertrude Jekyll
February 19th is a full moon-the snow moon….the Zuni tribe called it the no snow in the trails moon……….
North Dakota grows the most sunflowers of any state in the U.S.