What A Wonderful World

This video doesn’t need any words to go with it.

From Anna A. in New Zealand.

Hmmmm….I Sense A Theme Here

What could it be?

From Cute Roulette.

The Wide World O’ Nature

Nature’s majesty shows itself in many ways. Its creatures soar through the air..

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Or…not.

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To protect themselves, they adapt different times of camouflage.

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They laugh derp in the face of adversity.

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If it’s hot out, they…..suck it up. Or let it all hang out.

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They’re very conscious of good dental hygiene.

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They’re also not above poking through the fence poking fun of themselves.

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Babysitting presents no problem for the skilled parent.

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Opera and lawn sprinklers are particular favorites of this fine feathered friend.

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And shyness is NOT an issue for this species.

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From Pleated Jeans.com.

Mom Taxi Assortment (#XXVII)

Came across these terrific images on SFGlobe.com. As you can plainly see, you can hail a Taxi in just about ANY configuration you like!

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Takes A LOT Of Mad Skillz 2 Be A Parent

It’s always a bit of a balancing act.

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It can twist you in all sorts of directions.

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You have to be a chauffeur…

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And a bed.

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Or a shelter against the storm.

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Sometimes you end up butting heads.

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You end up with quite a tail to tell.

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Swimming lessons? Part of the gig.

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(Pause for group huggle.)

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(Another paws for belleh snorgle.)

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(Another paws for belleh snorgle II.)

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Kids just need a trunk to hang onto.

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Or a tummy…

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…to rest on.

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And then there’s the Mom Taxi thing…..

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Hanging out as a Family Unit. Now you see ‘em…

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Now you, uh, don’t.

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Like father, like son.

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Sometimes U invite the relatives over to help.

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Keepin’ ‘em clean- always a chore.

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Time for a face to face nose to nose talk…..

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….and maybe a little of the ol’ “Now see HERE, young man.”

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From Bored Panda by way of Ella P.

♫ Way Up North (North To Alaska) ♫

Got a terrific email from Karen K., who just returned from a trip to the Great White North. (Well, technically that’s Canada, but AK’s got a lotta snow and stuff, so it works, right?) Anyway, here come her photos and comments in the hovers. (+ oldie but goodie by Johnny Horton:)


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Please Pass The Salt -N-Pepa

Let’s flashback to the MTV 1980s, shall we? (If you weren’t born yet, just bear with us older farts.) This one’s c/o T.O. and blends the tune “Push It” with some Adorable Animuhl Antics. Are we ready? Hit it!

And while we’re having them do our work for us at it, let’s keep the beat moving n’ check out this French Bulldog Dance Party. WHAT.

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, Vol. VIII

The National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest returns with a Big Ol’ Honkin’ Batch O’ The Qte. Thanks as always to the mighty Marilyn Teeeeeee.

“Who said I can’t climb mountains?” by Miroslaw Kwasnik:

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Sheepishly curious by Kiri-Ana Libbeson:

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Just hanging out by Jorgen Tharaldsen:

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Gentoo walking on water by Shanu Subra:

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Look what I found by Magendran Muriandy:

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Guardian of the temple by Kelly Morgan:

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Don’t leave any food on your plate by Gavin Werbeloff:

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A mother’s love by Yaron Schmid:

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Lorikeet secrets by Pam Gill:

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Bear snack by Mike Eggett:

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Bebeh Mountain Goats by Joan Reedy:

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Squirrel with bird feeder by Ke Qiang Ruan:

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Mother + daughter time by Duane Baker:

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Hanging out on a sunny day by Patricia Petersen:

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Peek-a-boo by Christine Haines:

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A well-deserved rest in the jungle by Robin Kluck:

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Coquerel’s Sifaka Lemur by John Freedman:

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National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, Vol. VI

Take a break this Tuesday morning and check out this Fresh Batch O’ Cute from the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. This first image is Mother’s Care, photo and caption by Julia Wimmerlin, Monkeys’ Sanctuary, Bali, Indonesia.

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Curious Pup, Photo and caption by Max Seigal, South Georgia Island.

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Otter Doing Loops, Photo and caption by Claire O’Keeffe, Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, The Railway Station, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ110DZ.

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Tassie Devil, Photo and caption by Daniel Bust, Tasmania, Australia.

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Behind an elephant family, Photo and caption by Engin Gozukucuk, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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Running Stripes, Photo and caption by Lauren Pretorius, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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Don’t Be Shy, Arabian Red Fox photo and caption by Omar Alshaheen, Kuwait.

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Natural Friends, Photo and caption by Carlos Garcia Mora, State of Puebla, Mexico.

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No Monkeying Around, Photo and caption by Ashlee Bennett, Atlanta Zoo.

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I Haz 2 Align Chakras?

“Meditation brings wisdom.”

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“Lack of mediation leaves ignorance.”

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“Know well what leads you forward…”

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“…and what holds you back…”

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“…and choose the path that leads to wisdom.” -Buddha quotes.

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“When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady.”

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“But when the breath is calmed…”

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“…the mind too will be still…”

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“….and the yogi achieves long life.”

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“Therefore, one should learn to control the breath.” -Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

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“Yoga is almost like music in a way; there’s no end to it.” -Sting.

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“When you calm your mind and your senses, you become conscious of your always present inner self.” -Unknown.

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“Your mind is your instrument. Learn to be its master and not its slave.” -Unknown.

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“Plant the seed of meditation and reap the fruit of peace of mind.” -Unknown.

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“Beyond meditation there is the experience of now.” -Ryan Parenti.

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As seen on Bored Panda. More quotations here.