Category Archives: nature

the sky is the daily bread of the eyes. ~ralph waldo emerson



‘neath bright blue sky

upon wide open fields of snow

with no end in sight

nothing to do

but to run and to play

on such

a fine

and lovely

winter’s day.



nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere

and the circumference nowhere.

– blaise pascal


take cover!



The Running of the Goats at Sunflower Farm

After a day of grazing with the herd, our 44 Goat Babies go for a little adventure while their maaaaaas take a break and enjoy some grain in the barn. They love to run back and forth following their human friends! They often beat us on the way back! There is not much cuter than the pitter pat of all those feet. 
(Rest assured…Our goat kids are sold to great families in pairs as pets or future milking goats.)

credits: sunflower farm

Laughter is an instant vacation. – Milton Berle



baby short-eared elephant shrew must be on vacation.

This little guy is 1 of 31 endangered species born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in recent weeks.

You can read more about the baby boom: