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Flowers That Look Like Something Else

The flowers below all have two things in common: They're beautiful, and they remind the human eye of something else entirely. 
                         These are stunning works of art by nature.
Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia)
Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis)
Naked Man Orchid (Orchis Italica)
Hooker’s Lips (Psychotria Elata)
Dancing Girls (Impatiens Bequaertii) 
Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid (Ophrys bomybliflora)
Swaddled Babies (Anguloa Uniflora)
Parrot Flower (Impatiens Psittacina)
Snap Dragon Seed Pod (Antirrhinum)
Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)
An orchid that looks remarkably like a tiger
Happy Alien (Calceolaria Uniflora)
And his friends...
Angel Orchid (Habenaria Grandifloriformis)
Dove Orchid Or Holy Ghost Orchid (Peristeria Elata)
White Egret Orchid (Habenaria Radiata)
The Darth Vader (Aristolochia Salvadorensis)
An Orchid That Looks Like A Ballerina

NATURE IS AMAZING & ASTONISHING....                         



What if.....?

We all have reason once in a while to ask, "What if things had happened differently? What if I had done something other than what I did? Would things have worked out better?"

Then I ask myself, "Better for who...better for me or better for them?" That's a hard question to answer. Actually, I usually find it impossible.

But as "they" say, hindsight is 20/20. I don't find it so in certain situations. I still puzzle at what might have been if that wasn't said...or this wasn't done.

I do know for certain I am my own worst critic. I beat myself up when things don't go the way I wish they had, thinking, "I should not have done that or I should have done it a different way."

When I can finally stop my mind from whirling around all the "what ifs" and let it focus on the present and all the blessings I have to be grateful for, the past becomes less bothersome. It's keeping it there I have problems with.


Time To Reflect

I'm feeling brain-dead with no inspiration to write so I'm going to take a leave of absence from here to see if I can
figure out why. Not sure how long that will take.
It usually varies and has for ages.
I do truly appreciate all of you who visit
and come back again.





        Can you cry under water?

How important does a person
 have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered? 

Why do you have to 'put your two cents in'... but it's only a 'penny for your thoughts'?  Where's that extra penny going to?

Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity? 
Why does a round pizza come in a square box? 

What disease did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up like every two hours?

If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change?
They're going to see you naked anyway...

Why is 'bra' singular and 'panties' plural?

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?

If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat? 

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours?
They're both dogs!

If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

Why, Why, Why

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead? 

Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they know there is not enough money?

Why does someone
 believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection? 

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'? 

If people evolved from apes,
why are there still apes?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Is there ever a day that mattresses
are not on sale?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance? 

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over? 

In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

And my FAVORITE......... 

The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four persons are suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.




Road Signs Worth Slowing Down For

 Don't go a half MPH over the speed limit.
 People and cows cross here.
 Don't even think about using a water gun.
 Too many potholes?
 A weird sense of humor.
 Be sure you don't click it.
 OK lovers...beware dead ends.
 A noble warning indeed.
 But it does have a name.
 Wonder how many wrecks happened at this intersection?
 Don't exceed the pee limit.
 These are some REALLY fast eye surgeons.
 Up to that point's OK?
 Was this street worker a sot?
 They might be on the highway.
A safe haven for our feathered friends...except at Thanksgiving.


High Tech Miscommunication

Texts Between Parents & Kids