266:365-September 23-Ghosts from The Past by karen Dunne Via Flickr: Some of the best examples of Victorian architecture is just down the road from us in Fairhaven Bellingham. It is hard though to look at a place like this and not think there just might be some ghost from past generations wandering the halls.
Gamwell House-circa 1892
The Kea New Zealand. by Bernard Spragg. NZ Via Flickr: The kea is the only alpine parrot on Earth, and is generally found 600 to 2000m in the South Island from Nelson to Fiordland. Until 1971 a bounty was put on kea beaks and an estimated 150,000 kea were killed. Their numbers have steadily been declining and now there are only a few thousand left. Research of Canterbury University found that kea select more fruiting species, consumed more fruit and dispersed more seeds than all other alpine birds combined. It is believed that kea once inhabited the Chatham Islands and the North Island.
Sweet Lillie by Arielle Seibold-Galston Via Flickr: She is the best dog in the history of dogs. I’m a cat person, and she made me into a corgi person. I love her so much, she’s been with me for 6 years through it all and is still so loyal. She knows when you’re feeling down and is there for you and she’s always patient and knows exactly what you want from her. A better dog could never be had.
Monet Landscape by Tony Via Flickr: Étretat is best known for its chalk cliffs, including three natural arches and a pointed formation called L'Aiguille or the Needle, which rises 70 metres (230 ft) above the sea. The Etretat Chalk Complex, as it is known, consists of a complex stratigraphy of Turonian and Coniacian chalks. Some of the cliffs are as high as 90 metres (300 ft).
These cliffs and the associated resort beach attracted artists including Eugène Boudin, Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet.