Magic Frog

‘kaeru – the magic frog’… a few weeks ago, I opened the back door where I was house sitting and this beautiful sweet frog had been hiding under it. My little 4 yr. old friend, Emilie, says it’s a girl for sure! Thanks for hoppin’ on by today! :) bb >*<

In Japan, frogs are considered to have magical powers and they imply happy returns of money, fortune and/or a safe journey.

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Vanilla Clouds

‘vanilla clouds’ … I love it when beautiful clouds hang in the sky all day with the sun! My original shot was in color, then I vanilla-ized it. :) Thanks for floatin’ by today. bb >*<

‘three la vacas’

‘the three la vacas’…they live in Rockport…thanks for stoppin’ by today! bb >*<rockport-cows

Bay St. Window

‘window on bay street…winter gives us another artful viewpoint! Thanks for comin’ on  by today! bb >*<
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Womxn’s March

‘womxn’s march’…Bellingham was gifted the sun & a rainbow for all of us at the march!! It was a lovely, globally energized day! Thanks for walkin’ by! bb >*< womxns-march-2 womxns-march-6

How to Make Detox Water

this sounds very cool!

Featured Image -- 2136Cucumber/mint- Lemon/ ginger – Blackberry/orange – Lemon/cayenne pepper Watermelon/mint – Grapefruit/rosemary – Orange/lemon – Lemon/lime    Strawberry/ basil – Apple/cinnamon…idea combos.

A New Green World

Detox water is water that has been infused with the flavors of fresh fruits, vegetables or herbs. It’s sometimes referred to as fruit-infused water or fruit-flavored water.

You can make detox water at home in lots of different ways, using any combination of fruits, vegetables and herbs that you like.

Because it’s made by infusing flavor, rather than juicing or blending, detox water contains very few calories. That makes it a popular drink for detox regimens like the “lemon detox” or “master cleanse.”

Detox water is also often recommended in weight loss plans, especially in place of high-sugar drinks like sugary soda and fruit juice.

Making detox water at home is very simple. All you need is water and a selection of fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Simply chop up your ingredients and add them to hot or cold water, depending on your preference. The more of an…

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the visitor

‘the visitor’…this beautiful white moth was a visitor to my building a few weeks ago. Thanks for droppin’ in today! bb >*<

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Space Report

“Hubble Views a Galaxy on Edge”

I just love spiral galaxies! Have a super day and thanks for droppin’ in today. bb >*<A galaxy on the edge

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows an edge-on view of the spiral galaxy NGC 5023. Due to its orientation we cannot appreciate its spiral arms, but we can admire the elegant profile of its disk. The galaxy lies over 30 million light-years away from us. NGC 5023 is part of the M51 group of galaxies. The brightest galaxy in this group is Messier 51, the Whirlpool Galaxy, which has been captured by Hubble many times. NGC 5023 is less fond of the limelight and seems rather unsociable in comparison — it is relatively isolated from the other galaxies in the group. Astronomers are particularly interested in the vertical structure of disks like these. By analyzing the structure above and below the central plane of the galaxy they can make progress in understanding galaxy evolution. Astronomers are able to analyze the distribution of different types of stars within the galaxy and their properties, in particular how well evolved they are on the Hertzsprung–Russell Diagram — a scatter graph of stars that shows their evolution. NGC 5023 is one of six edge-on spiral galaxies observed as part of a study using Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys. They study this vertical distribution and find a trend which suggests that heating of the disc plays an important role in producing the stars seen away from the plane of the galaxy. In fact, NGC 5023 is pretty popular when it comes to astronomers, despite its unsociable behavior. The galaxy is also one of 14 disk galaxies that are part of the GHOSTS survey — a survey which uses Hubble data to study galaxy halos, outer disks and star clusters. It is the largest study to date of star populations in the outskirts of disk galaxies. The incredible sharp sight of Hubble has allowed scientist to count more than 30,000 individual bright stars in this image. This is only a small fraction of the several billion stars that this galaxy contains, but the others are too faint to detect individually even with Hubble. European Space Agency Credit: ESA/NASA

NASA sent this bulletin at 03/30/2015 11:03 AM EDT

Merry Christmastide!

“Merry Christmastide” to each and everyone of you here & around the world! I learned that ‘Christmastide’ is the festival season from Christmas Eve to after New Years Day…cool! The word came into the English language in the 1620’s. Have a marvelous time this season…sending out 3 separate post pics to represent from me to you & thank you for droppin’ in today. Peace to All. bb >*<The beautiful side of IC 335

NASA photo of Galaxy IC 335

Merry Christmastide!

“Merry Christmastide” to each and everyone of you here & around the world! I learned that ‘Christmastide’ is the festival season from Christmas Eve to after New Years Day…cool! The word came into the English language in the 1620’s. Have a marvelous time this season…sending out 3 separate post pics to represent from me to you & thank you for droppin’ in today. Peace to All. bb >*<

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                                           my little Xmas tree