May the luck of the Irish be with you today…
And may your leprechaun trap trap a leprechaun!
“We cannot all succeed if half of us are held back.”
American writer, cartoonist, animator, book publisher, and artist Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on this day in 1904 in Springfield, MA.
The New York Public Library has posted some favorite Seussian quotes. Here’s mine, from Oh! The Places You’ll Go!
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go!”
On this President’s Day, I am thinking of President John F. Kennedy, who governed the country at the time American artist Norman Rockwell painted “The Golden Rule,” a message handed down from high in order to benefit us all, whether powerful or powerless. “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich,” said President Kennedy. Thank you to the Presidents of the United States who have served Americans with care and compassion!
Arcadia, CA artist Craig P. Burroughs uses ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence photography to capture what the human eye fails to see: the longer wavelengths of light certain plants reflect.
Behold the Bee Balm blossom, in all its fluorescent glory.
The Blanket Flower, baring its true colors.
Hawthorne flowers, plainly prismatic.
Ice Plant realness.
And the Kangaroo’s Paw, bold and beautiful.
Take a look at more of Craig P. Burrows’ incredible photography. You’ll never see the world the same!
All photos © Craig P. Burrows
Have you ever longed for a snail you could hug?
Here’s a beauty, a Giant African Land Snail. What would you name him/her?
For tons more snail love, check out exoticsnails.eu
(I found this posted without credit online. Thank you, anonymous sharer!)