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“Man is the Reasoning Animal. Such is the claim. I think it is open to dispute. Indeed, my experiments have proven to me that he is the Unreasoning Animal… In truth, man is incurably foolish. Simple things which other animals easily learn, he is incapable of learning. Among my experiments was this. In an hour I taught a cat and a dog to be friends. I put them in a cage. In another hour I taught them to be friends with a rabbit. In the course of two days I was able to add a fox, a goose, a squirrel and some doves. Finally a monkey. They lived together in peace; even affectionately.” Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings

Sunflowers

“I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life that the sunflower. For me that’s because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that’s such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life.” Helen Mirren
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Iguana

I couldn’t find a proper quote about iguanas, but I hope you enjoy the image. Iguanas can be intimidating. They stand still, kind of look at you and you just hope they don’t move at all. They can be quick. This one was very big, sometimes you can catch a glimpse of the whole family, but not the case as far as I remember since this image was taken 5 years ago (at The Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale, Fl.). I’m not really an adventurous person. I’m most of the time at home, and when I go out I try to take advantage of the places I visit or simply be creative with my surroundings ~
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Caring for our Environment – #LaudatoSi

From Pope’s Francis new encyclical “Laudato Si”, I’m sharing some of his tips to help and preserve our environment. (source http://cnstopstories.com/)

Get back to nature — “the caress of God” — to recharge. Be more attentive to its beauty and wonder and revisit places that left you with happy memories. (84, 97, 215, 233)
laudatosi“Protect biodiversity, especially wild forests, wetlands, coastal areas, mangrove swamps. (39)”

Promote smart growth. Create livable communities with beautiful design and plentiful green spaces for everyone, especially the poor. Tackle noise and “visual pollution,” and save cities’ cultural treasures. Design spaces that help people connect and trust each other. (44-45, 113, 143, 147)