Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Elvis sings Blue Christmas


Oh yeah!  The King sings.  What a great Christmas gift. 


More Elvis.
 
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Friday, December 15, 2017

deer + steam train, almost = disaster


What's not to love about an old steam train and a darling deer? Fortunately their brief meeting here does not end in disaster.


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More trains.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Himalayan snowman


I saw this unusual Himalayan snowman in the outer reaches of Sichuan Province in China.  


More about the Huanglong National Scenic Reserve area.

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Himalayan snowman in Sichuan Province, China
Himalayan snowman in Sichuan Province, China

Friday, December 8, 2017

a love song to the world


Take a few minutes to enjoy this upbeat love song to the world.

This is another early Christmas gift from me to you.   


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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

drink water


This is my early Christmas gift to you.


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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain


I'll bet you didn't know that the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain exists!?  Enjoy . . .


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Friday, October 20, 2017

koala meets butterfly


This is pretty cute.  A sweet little koala joey meets a fluttering monarch butterfly.  


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

lipstick kisses on the mirror


This school janitor cleverly solves the problem of teen girls kissing mirrors.  I wish I'd seen this video when I had a teenage girl living in my house.  What I'd really like to know is how this fad started! 


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Friday, October 13, 2017

oldest family business in Italy


This is the oldest family business in Italy and among the third-oldest in the world. What do they make? Bells!


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Friday, October 6, 2017

creepy cat behaviors


Creepy cat behaviors interpreted by a human.


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

amazing tandem surfing


Bored with plain old surfing?  Try this!


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Friday, September 29, 2017

Shag dancing in blue shoes


Stephen and Chandrae show off their blue shoes with a Shag dance at the 2013 Jamboree Ball at Deutsches Theater.


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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

slackline dance


Tatiana Kundyk performs her routine in a French caberet.


More slackline walking.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

depressed cats speak up


A variety of felines tell their diary about their sad feelings.


More talking animals.

More cats.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

owl rescue


This dear man unwinds some fishing line that this Great Horned Owl is caught in.  


More owl items. 

Watch some owls via live webcam.   

More rescues.  

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Friday, September 15, 2017

this fish is an artist


The Japanese Puffer Fish has a built-in ability to construct art. Check this out!


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

bat in the house!



Ever try to catch a little bat flying around your house? This Irish family causes quite the uproar as they go about that very task in a panic. The videographer/director seems to be the most upset of all, except maybe for the poor dog, who literally loses it. Even though this chaotic chase isn't really funny, it is hilarious! So I share it with you.


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Things to do in Ireland.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

porch music


We missed August 26, which it turns out is Play Music on the Porch Day, but we can listen today. This music is a bit of heaven and the Spoon Lady knows what she is doing. I find myself listening to it over and over again.


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

this tailor is not the usual


He was born different in Haryana, India. Amazing!


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Thursday, August 31, 2017

cows ford a river to get to their pasture


These Irish cows are willing to walk through deep waters to get to good grazing.  Maybe that is why the ice cream and cheese is so delicious in Dingle Town.


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More things to do on the Dingle Peninsula.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

men having fun, or how to catch a mud crab


Don't give up on this video before the end.  It's well worth the wait.


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More how-tos.
 

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Friday, August 25, 2017

kinetic sculpture Strandbeests


These beautiful kinetic sculptures are made by Theo Jansen in Holland. They are mobilized by the wind.


More kinetic sculpture.

More art.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

frozen flash mob at Grand Central Station




This flash mob freezes all motion for two minutes in NYC's very busy Grand Central Station.

More flash mob performances.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Dog rides a motorcycle


This dog named Dog loves to ride a motorcycle with his best friend.


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More motorcycles.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

watersliding into a cliff jump


Been wondering what's new in the world?  Here you go!  Rather than participate, I think I'll settle in with a cup of tea and a scone and just watch.


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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

hand shadows performed to "What a Wonderful World"


Take a break and watch Australian Magician Raymond Crowe make hand shadows to "What a Wonderful World."


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Friday, July 21, 2017

barn owl chicks get tagged


In Manchester, England, these darling barn owl chicks are getting "ringed," what in the U.S. is called "tagged."


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Thursday, July 13, 2017

fast singer


“I Want You To Be My Baby” performed memorably by The Jive Aces with special guest Cassidy Janson.


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Friday, July 7, 2017

Let's go on safari!


Sometimes the conversation on a video is as interesting as what it is filming. Slow down for a bit and check out this car on safari as the family inside encounters a giant bull elephant. What would you do?


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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Robin Williams as the American flag


Here Robin Williams lives the story of the American flag.  Happy 4th of July!


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Friday, June 30, 2017

insane obstacle course


OMG! I can only think about how this activity might affect this totally coordinated young man's joints when he ages. Meanwhile, WHAT A SHOW!


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

marriage proposal in a jet


I wonder if you will enjoy this as much as I did. If you have tears after, you did.


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More airplanes.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

how fresh butter is made


Let's go to the farm and meet some farmers and cows and see how butter is made nowadays.


More cows.

Visit Hundred Acres restaurant in NYC.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo╩╗ole sings "White Sandy Beach"


Though he has departed this world, Iz is still beloved by many and is being discovered by more.  In this music video he sings a soothing tune, "White Sandy Beach," right on the beach in Hawaii.  Enjoy.


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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Pacific Crest Trail made easy


Instead of spending 5 months, let's hike the Pacific Crest Trail in just 3 minutes!

 
More on Pacific Crest Trail adventures.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Chinese firefighters jump rope


These Chinese firefighters in Shanghai are jump rope masters. You will be amazed. This reminds me of a sort of game we played in college called Chinese fire drill. At a red light, we'd all jump out of the car and run around the car, then hop back in.


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Monday, May 1, 2017

everyone is someone's baby


Do you know who many people consider to be the #1 music video director? Why it's Dave Meyers. And he is really humble, too.


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Thursday, April 27, 2017

let's fly over some Beverly Hills mansions


Seen by drone, these mansions are spectacular! But I would really like to know who lives in each one, wouldn't you?


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Monday, April 24, 2017

horrified kitty


This sweet little cat is going psycho over watching "Psycho." Watch those eyes--all the way to the end!


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Friday, April 21, 2017

darling dancers


Tanya & Sondre rock the Lindy Hop at the 2017 Rock That Swing Festival at Deutsches Theater.


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Friday, April 14, 2017

recipe: SuperSimple Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Skillet


This SuperSimple Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Skillet recipe is perfect for children to help make and to help eat. My granddaughter adores it.

child eating chocolate chip cookie




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image ©2017 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

master potter at work


Let's step into the work space of a very talented master craftsman and watch him create some beautiful pottery. 


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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

crochet some Easter bunnies


It's time to start crocheting these little bunnies if you want a basket-full ready for Easter.  I made a pink one for each of my five granddaughters and a blue one for my only grandson.  They measure about 3 1/2 inches, and each took me about an hour to complete.  I think it is most fun to make one in the presence of the child you are making it for, if you are so lucky as to have them with you.  Please come back and post a photo of your bunnies below in "comments" so we can all enjoy them. 
Pattern here.


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More rabbits.

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crocheted little bunnies for Easter
crocheted little bunnies for Easter

Friday, March 31, 2017

pepper shaker hacker


An idea whose time has come.  Where can I buy one?


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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

ducks take place of pesticides


This charming quack squad has a job to do each day at a winery in South Africa.  I've seen something similar at U.S. wineries that use chickens to control pests.


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Friday, March 24, 2017

watch woodpecker make nest


It is fascinating to watch this Pileated Woodpecker make his nest from beginning to end.


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

extreme bike ride through streets of Barcelona


Enjoy this bike tour through the atmospheric streets of Barcelona with BMX rider Tim Knoll.  But don't try these dangerous tricks at home!


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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

hot-tubbing monkeys


Japanese macaque snow monkeys have red faces and bottoms and love to soak in hot spring waters.  You can watch them below as they hang out at Jigokudani Monkey Park in Japan, or actually watch them live via webcam


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Thursday, February 23, 2017

actor Jimmy Stewart reads his poem about his dog Beau


Enjoy this beautifully written poem read by its author, actor Jimmy Stewart, about his dog Beau, on the Johnny Carson's Tonight show in 1981.


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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

National Margarita Day is February 22


Tomorrow is National Margarita Day!


You won't fail with this SuperSimple recipe for a Classic Margarita.

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image ©2017 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Thursday, February 16, 2017

praying dog


This dog is trained to pray before he eats.


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

signposts photo gallery


SIGNPOSTS DIRECT YOU AROUND THE WORLD

A signpost--or multi direction sign--tells you both the direction and the distance to another place.  I’ve always been fascinated by them but waited way too long to start photographing them.  More . . .

This signpost was spotted in the infamous and lovely Wrynose Pass in England’s Lake District, on the way to Muncaster Castle.




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image ©2017 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

crochet some sweet hearts


You'd better get busy and start crocheting your heart out if you want to have some of these sweet crocheted hearts handy to give to your valentines next week. 
Pattern here. 


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pink crocheted hearts

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

amazing jump rope athlete


It is no surprise that jump roper Adrienn Banhegyi has performed with Cirque du Soleil



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Thursday, January 26, 2017

man transports sheep on bicycle


I'm sure you've seen those photos of people transporting amazing loads on their bicycle.  Here's a twist on that. 


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More sheep items.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

recipe: SuperSimple Fat Little Peanut Butter Cookies


This SuperSimple Fat Little Peanut Butter Cookies recipe is perfect for children to help make and to help eat.  They are perfect with a glass of cold milk.

peanut butter cookies
peanut butter cookies


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image ©2017 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 

 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Happy National Pie Day!


Make your own.

ingredients for an apple pie
ingredients for an apple pie


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image ©2017 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 

Friday, January 20, 2017

woman annoys bear


Why do I find the woman in this video so annoying?  Is it her shrill, non-stop voice?  Is it her inane choice of words?  Is it because she seems to be doing the filming herself?  Please make her go away so the bear can have some peace and quiet!

 
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

recipe: SuperSimple Sausage Bake with Roasted Root Vegetables


This SuperSimple Sausage Bake with Roasted Root Vegetables recipe is perfect for a cold evening.  It warms up the house and smells terrific.


Sausage Bake with Roasted Root Vegetables
Sausage Bake with Roasted Root Vegetables


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image ©2017 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

Friday, January 13, 2017

elephants make a path through African lodge


You've probably heard about the giraffes who come to breakfast, but what about the elephants who come to dinner?  Every year this elephant family walks through the lobby of the five-star Mfuwe Lodge in Zambia in search of fruit from a favorite tree. 

 
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

binder clip hacks


Fifteen clever things you can do with those bulky binder clips that collect on your desk.


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