submitted by Spencer Westbrook. Photos of an amazing plant distortion in a Ventura, CA neighborhood. Overall this appears to be about 6.5′ hight, about 40″ across at the top. Any guesses about what is going on with them? Comments welcome. \

via Strange Plant Photos — Natural History Wanderings

Season of mist and shivery iciness — Travel with Intent

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire, January 2021Sentence inspired by Keats’ “To Autumn“ Now over to all of you. Do come and join us in our Saturday six-word musings. I’ll admit that many of us openly break the numeric rule and share far more words (all excellent of course!) so the key rule is to have a title […]

Season of mist and shivery iciness — Travel with Intent

Owls, Creatures of the Night — Jet Eliot

Giant Eagle Owl, aka Verreaux’s Owl, Botswana, Africa When the sun goes down and the night turns black this Halloween, there are plenty of wildlife creatures to send shivers up the spine. Owls, our most famous nocturnal creature, have serrated feathers for silent flight. They can glide right past you invisibly and soundlessly…all you know […]

Creatures of the Night — Jet Eliot