See, the human mind is kind of like... a piñata. When it breaks open, there's a lot of surprises inside. Once you get the piñata perspective, you see that losing your mind can be a peak experience.
I had such a wonderful weekend and hope that you did too. Our DD#2 and SIL came for a visit - they hadn't been here since Christmas. The weather couldn't have been nicer - cool mornings and mild afternoons, both of which aren't normal for late May. DH did some amazing barbecue and we all ate too much all weekend long. Monday I gave DH an early birthday present - 3 passes to the local indoor kart racing. The three of them had a blast. I was totally content to sit and watch and take a few photos. I couldn't have asked for 3 more relaxing days than those just passed. Now on with the rest of the week.
LITTLE FACT OF THE DAY
Here on the west coast we are not blessed to have these wonderful creatures. Here are some interesting facts I found out about manatees:
* the average Manatee is 10ft long weighing 800-1200 pounds. They have been known to reach 13 ft and 3500 pounds
* When born they are 3-4 ft long and 60-70 pounds
* Manatees are herbivores meaning plant eating animals.
* Manatees cannot survive in temperatures below 68 degrees (20 Celsius) and range from Virginia to Texas and one was documented in Rhode Island. (Very rare)
* They have fairly good vision and can distinguish between colors
* Did you know that manatees have three fingernails on each flipper and when they get into shallow water the manatee walks on its nails?
* Manatees have trouble with depth perception
* They can stay submerged up to 20 minutes
* Females mature for breeding at about 5 years old and 8 years old for males. On average one calf is born every 5 years. Gestation period is about 1 year long
* Manatees may live as long as 60 years
ONE FLOWER WEDNESDAY
I created one flower this week's One Flower Wednesday. Nothing spectacular but definitely bright....
Last week in the mail I received a couple of flowers from my April Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap partner, Jane K.
Aren't these flowers just the cutest? The purple with the happy flower center makes me smile. And the music notes with the red center makes me want to dance - well, at least sway to the music. Thank you so very much, Jane!
To see more hexies out there in blogland, Karen has provided a linky page for our One Flower Wednesday creations. To go there, just click HERE.
Today I will continue working on the doll quilt I started working on yesterday.