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?
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It’s not so easy to come up with the perfect Halloween costume. These dogs have put a lot of thought into it and come up with something to bark about.
Here’s a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Donatello, to be exact, the team inventor. This crafty canine definitely exhibits Donatello’s special genius for cobbling together something special from stuff he’s scrounged from the trash heap.
The Dynamic Duo lives again in doggy form! Batman and Robin are ready to save the day. And fetch.
This greyhound doesn’t need to chase the bus. He IS the bus. MIND BLOWN.
And, in the not-so-subtle-hints department, these fast-food impersonators are practically shouting “Fill the dog bowl, silly human!”
Celebrated for his magical illustrations, including a comic strip he drew that brought an L. Frank Baum Oz book to life, American writer and artist Walt McDougall published his own weekly fantasy stories for children in Sunday newspapers from 1902 to 1905.
Not to be outdone by the beasties of Oz, McDougall invented his own magical creatures. Behold, the thirsty Panjandrum!
And the gas-guzzling Gastritus.
And the aptly named Three Strange Things!
Not to mention the Jagmetty.
And the Pollygus, as Jimmy saw him.
Many more of Walt McDougall’s fanciful creatures and much of his art can be found online, though his books are no longer in print. Thank you, Internet!
Artist Telmo Pieper takes flat, tw0-dimensional drawings by kids and renders them into visual marvels you would swear were three-dimensional.
Artist Wendy Tsao takes two-dimensional drawings by kids and turns them into actual three-dimensional toys. In fact, you can commission her to make a soft, huggable version of any drawing you send her!
Obviously Telmo and Wendy have discovered the secret of what it takes to turn imagination into reality. It’s just a little extra imagination!
Fruit and veggies play an important part in everyone’s diet. But they’re usually simply sliced up and stuck on a plate. How boring! This is where food artists get creative. How much funner is it to eat a banana that looks like an octopus? So much funner!
A kiwi koala—too cute to crunch?
Here’s how a cucumber orca breaks the surface of a dinner plate.
A melon owl keeps watch with grapes eyes peeled for anyone looking for fruit for dessert.
And “snow peas, please” is all you need to say about this fresh garden dragonfly!
Moms do it all. They put up with everything. Today’s the day to say, “Thanks, Mom! You’re the best.” A big hug is mandatory. And breakfast in bed wouldn’t hurt!
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Bringing its A game to this year’s Easter festivities is…
the Automeris larra caterpillar, from South America!
Photo © Marco Fischer
This one gets all the Easter colors in one festive package…and isn’t afraid of showing it off.
Later, it brings it down a notch, changing from an eye-popping caterpillar to ride out the Spring as a simply stunning moth. Well done, Automeris larra!
Image found at Wikipedia
Today is the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, meaning it’s the first day of spring.
Look around. Everything’s bursting into color. Oh, and the flowers are coming up, too!