GETTING IN TOUCH WITH NATURE: Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves
of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." ~ Rachel Carson
Shark teeth are coated with acid-resistant fluoroapatite enamel which helps alleviate cavities. As you can see from the collage of photos below, shark teeth are arranged in neat conveyor belt of rows. Supposedly they can replace within a day of losing one. Sharks don't actually regrow teeth one by one but have multiple rows inside their jaw that are constantly regrown. When a tooth on the edge of the jaw drops out, the corresponding tooth in the row behind it moves forward to replace it.
I love seeing otters and this is my third time this week. I love sharing the same island and beach areas with them.
Wisdom is trying to find out what is right rather than trying to be right. If we would all embrace wisdom in this way, it would be a win for humanity.
I call this one: And Then There Were Twelve
Photos below taken at sunset. It's, of course, a montage.
They are so tiny and light! I love when they land on me.
Since the Rufous hummingbirds
have arrived this spring (right), they've run off
all my pink-headed birds called Anna's. Rufous birds are very
territorial. Anna's stay year round in Washington rather than migrating
to Mexico for the winter. They are also the only hummingbird who make
sounds. I hear them often while they're resting on my tree branches
happily singing and talking. All other hummingbirds are silent.
The number of wingbeats per second has been recorded between 52–62.
Remember that during hot weather, sugar water ferments rapidly to produce toxic alcohol.
For its body size, the Rufous Hummingbird makes one of the longest migratory journeys of any bird in the world. Traveling from Mexico to Alaska they travel around 3,900 miles.
Below is from an earlier shoot, before the Rufous hummingbirds arrived.