Category Archives: The Great Outdoors

Stick Insect

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Stick Insect

A tiny stick insect on a green leaf. These insects have different sizes and can be easily missed because they blend in the environment well. This photo was taken using a point and shoot camera using macro setting. Very mininal VSCO filter was used to lessen the greens.

Sand Dollar

Sand dollar

Sand dollar

Sand dollars have different colors. These live in shallow waters. When they are not submerged in water, sand dollars dry and turn to silvery-white. These are fragile and easily break. When you see sand dollars on the shore away from the waters, put these back so that they won’t dry.

Instagram photo.

Blue Flowers

 

 

The Earth Gives

 

As a teacher, I encounter different answers from different children. If a child says that some flowers are blue, some trees are red, not all clouds are white and the moon can be seen at day, then that child (or children) can be assumed to be in tuned with what nature has shown and how the environment has influenced him/her in observing the things happening around. It is always a good idea to teach children how to observe and respect nature so that their generation can enjoy the Earth’s lovely places and in moderation, its bounty.

Starfish And it’s Yellow Underside

Starfish and it's Yellow underside

Photo first posted here.

Yellow underside of a starfish. It really makes me wonder why sea creatures are so colorful despite the fact that they are mostly underwater. It turns out, according to an article that I read, that communication signals, mating, camouflage, territory and other factors are used for color information and fine spatial information to encode species identity.

And at the rate the ocean degradation is happening, these shallow water colorful sea creatures won’t have much protection from mostly humans who them more harm and damage. So please, put back these starfish and other sea creatures in the water if you are done taking their photos. As much as possible, leave them where they belong: to the sea.