“i would challenge you to a battle of wits, but i see you are unarmed.”
what a wonderful afternoon
spent among the fields of lavender lane farm
live jazz played in the field
bouquets were cut to take
soaps, and lotion, and oils purchased
of freshly made french food
and lavender lemonade
enjoyed with friends
all while floating
on a wavy sea of purple.
“forgiveness is the smell that lavender gives out when you tread on it”
glenn frey the cat not the rocker
is really upset
about the ongoing stretch of excessive heat
and has decided
to vocally protest
i have a different style
and feel that silent protests
might be much more effective.
-richard l. ratliff
happy all american pet day!
During President Kennedy’s time in office 21 animals lived at the White House.
Their pets included dogs, horses, and an assortment of smaller animals.
“animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”
credit: john f. kennedy presidential library and museum
Boars🐗, frogs🐸, naga🐲, lions🦁and tigers🐯 and elephants🐘, oh my!
During the BBC’s coverage of the ongoing cave rescue operation in Thailand, they came across this adorable cartoon by Bangkok-based illustrators Sisidea, which caught their attention after it was shared on Facebook by the Thai Navy Seal team.
This is what Aruni Aunhawarakorn and Jantima Manasviyoungkul (the people who drew the picture) had to say: “We are so, so happy at the news and our cartoon shows our appreciation from the Thai people – to everyone around the world who have been involved in the search as well as those [unsung heroes] who haven’t been mentioned.”
“from caring comes courage.”
credits: bbc news, thai navy seal team, sisidea