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Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted: May 8th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

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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Happy Easter!

Posted: March 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Bringing its A game to this year’s Easter festivities is…

the Automeris larra caterpillar, from South America!

Photo by Marco Fischer

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

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Spring has sprung

Posted: March 20th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted: March 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

“Meow!” says this leprechaun. Which means good luck!

Image found on Random Internet. If this is your image, let me know!

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A big tiny house

Posted: January 17th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , | No Comments »

Astolat Dollhouse Castle

With more than 10,000 furnishing provided by art collectors and handcrafted by artisans, the Astolat Dollhouse Castle has been appraised at $8 million. Designed by artist Elaine Diehl, it took thirteen years to complete. it’s headed on a world tour in the fall, to benefit Autism Speaks.

Astolat Dollhouse Castle

Astolat Dollhouse Castle

Astolat Dollhouse Castle

Despite its incredible detail and luxurious fittings, the Astolat Dollhouse Castle isn’t very homey.

For that, here’s an equally detailed doghouse recreation of the house from the movie Up. Fun and cozy beats precious and grand in my opinion!

Up doghouse

Up doghouse

Photos of Up doghouse found at Lifebuzz

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Good tip!

Posted: December 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

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A new war on Christmas

Posted: December 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Letters to T | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

George from Portland, OR writes:

Dear T,

I have a new holiday story to tell. It’s Rude-olph, the Rudest Reindeer. Forget about Rudolph. Rude-olph could chew him up for breakfast and spit him out at lunch. He’ll tell you you’re really smart…on Opposites Day. P.S. It’s only ten dollars. How many can I put you down for?

T replies:

Hey, George! The holidays are not a time for disrespect and bad manners. And charging ten dollars for this story is nine dollars too many. All I can say is that I hope Rude-olph learns to overcome his rudeness and is able to join in the festivities in a considerate and neighborly manner.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted: November 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Hug a piece of pie today!

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More know your animals

Posted: November 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Demilked.com has posted some wonderful new hybrid creatures born of the wonders of Photoshop. There may never be an opportunity to sight these animals in the Wild, but it’s best to know their names, just in case.

Behold the Butterphant!

And the Koaowl!

And the Orangupanda!

For further education on a few more important (and imaginary) species, refer to Demilked.

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Know your animals!

Posted: September 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: , , | No Comments »

What’s in a name? Everything, it turns out. I will never call these animals anything else again!

 

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