Anti-Caturday: Spiders and Peacocks

Peacock spiders are some of the most fabulous creatures around. They’re tiny, only about 5 mm (roughly 0.2 inches) in size and in the wild can only be found in eastern parts of Australia. While the females and the young of both sexes are a boring brown, the full...

Don’t Mind Me, I’m Just Dying Here

The past week has been hectic, let me tell you. We went to visit my in-laws in Mikkeli for the weekend which included a double-birthday party for my hubs and his brother. And while it was a fabulous time all around it meant losing several days of writing and other...

Anti-Caturday: Bumble My Bee

By request: bumblebees! They’re the cute cousins of honey bees, fatter and more hairy. And they actually need the hair since they live far more north than most honeybees. Like their cousins though, they eat pollen and nectar from flowers, regurgitating it for...

Running Away From You

Hey all! Today’s the birthday of my hubby so just a quick note of hello while trying to get everything done before heading out to celebrate! Here’s this week’s progress on dimensional-gateway-guarding librarians now with a bonus of an escaped...

Anti-Caturday: Shrimp of the Bamboo

The bamboo shrimp is a funny little creature built only of funny little characteristics. Nothing normal about it, let me tell you. Its most distinguishing feature is by far the fan-like appendages it uses to feed itself. It will simply sit there in a river – the...