Celebrating Earth's Diversity
Different Flowers, One Meadow..
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Pinterest is a great source for information, ideas and solutions for just about any topic you can think of. Pinterest is an image-sharing website, a tool to help you organize material you might want to refer back to later.
You begin by copying and pasting a Pin-it bookmarklet on your browser so when you’re searching the ‘net and want to save something more than just a URL you can pin a photo, music clip or some other graphic to a theme-based, virtual bulletin board. The source of the pin is usually attached so you can go directly to the site where the pin came from if you want further information.
You organize your pins onto a variety of digital boards based on your interests. In some ways Pinterest is similar to Facebook in that you might follow other pinners, they follow you and anything pinned goes up on a virtual news/pin feed. You can scroll through the pin feed and re-pin items from others or pin your own discoveries from The Web.
When I first learned about Pinterest I thought it would be a time-waster. But if I set myself a time limit, I gain valuable and interesting information without becoming too addicted to just mindless pinning. I focus on what I’m searching for and am rarely disappointed.
You can learn about people, products, events, how-to’s, history, science and just about anything the world offers. You will learn things you never knew before. You can share information/images with others who have similar interests. You will find ideas you never thought of and want to try. You will learn about places you never heard of before.
I started with about 20 boards with titles such as: photography, world travel, recipes, fashion, pets, literature, inspiring quotes. Pinterest provides plenty of guidance on how to get the most out of your time on the site. One suggestion I followed was to break down general topics as much as possible to target specific “audiences.” You can even pin your own material so long as you don’t become a spammer, just there to serve your own needs and promote your own products/services. I now have 80 boards and spend about one hour daily on Pinterest.
You can find photos and information from many places on the internet. Pinterest will help keep you organized and inspired. I’ve even gotten story ideas from perusing pins posted by others. So, give it a try when you find yourself looking for something new. Although Pinterest has been operating for two years, membership continues to grow at a staggering rate.
If you want to learn or you want to promote your own blog, perhaps Pinterest has something to offer you. It will result in more exposure for your own site and maybe increased sales. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
The next post will examine the letter Q as we continue our journey on the A to Z Blog Challenge for 2013. Thanks for visiting.
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Off the coast of Granada in Moilinere Bay this sculpture
memorializes the state-sponsored, systematic enslavement
and annihilation of First Nations by European, Middle Eastern
and American Nations and their collaborators since 1441.
More than 100 million have been murdered or enslaved.
This includes all First Nations people of all continents
Set in the tropical waters off Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuk, Mexico is a spectacle that leaves visitors amazed and inspired. Named Museo Subacuatico de Arte (MUSA), this underwater museum contains more than 450 permanent, life-sized sculptures, haunting and thought-provoking in their realism.
Sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor has created an underwater world where art meets environmental science to form a complex reef structure where marine life can grow and thrive. The sculptures allow visitors to enjoy snorkeling or diving while protecting existing natural reefs.
The Silent Evolution, Cancun, Mexico
Taylor has also produced underwater galleries in Moliniere Park, Bahamas and Canterbury, U.K. His most recent work is a piece called The Musician, designed in collaboration with master illusionist David Copperfield. It is a real-sized replica of a Steinway Concert Grand piano located in Copperfield Bay, Bahamas.
The following links will provide further information on this magnificent display and details about Taylor's life, his work and items for sale from this gifted artist. His submerged figures share a message while developing living coral reefs.
Today's letter M - the Museo Subacuatico de Arte - will amaze and inspire you.
My next post will examine the letter N as we continue our journey through the alphabet during the April 2013 A to Z Blog Challenge. We will take a look at one of earth's Natural eternal flames. See you again soon, my friends!
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This kinkajou, about the size of a large cat (Potos flavis,) is of the Family Procyonidae, related to raccoons. Their sharp claws make them famous for raiding bee hives, hense the nickname Honey Bears.
Their most remarkable quality is that kinkajous are able to turn their feet backwards to run easily in either direction. They slurp with an extra long tongue and climb the trees with the help of a gripping monkey-like tail.
This nocturnal hunter enjoys a menu of nectar, insects, small mammals and fruit. A single infant is born each spring. Females are quiet but males proudly display their presence with loud screeching and barking.
You can learn more about the kinkajou at http://www.animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/kinkajou/
The next post will feature the letter L - for Body Language Secrets. What your body language tells others may surprise you. Bye for now. :-)
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Larva Source: mdolla.com
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Source: Pinterest via telegraph.co.uk