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Friday, March 13, 2009

Butterflies All Around!

It's such a nice feeling to be back, as in for being able to make several posts within the week!

Blessings and graces keeps pouring, and I am grateful for;

- The gift of health. Though the past weeks has been quite draining for me, I'm so glad that despite that and the not so nice weather here, I am still good...I'm usually sensitive to those two!

- Gift of family and friends.

- As I have mentioned in my Fun Monday post, I downgraded my cellphone plan...and since I've been a good customer to them, valuable I mean!, ahem, they still opt to give me a handy phone. Nothing fancy...a Nokia Supernova 7210...cute...and it serves my need!

So I'm able to save several cash because I'm not getting an iPhone anymore...and that is because,

- I'm getting a Lenovo S10!

Thanks to IT Guy for this! This is his gift...well, I told him I prefer this over iPhone...because,

- I can use it to do my other 'ventures', such as doing trainings and studies. Yes, I'm so blessed to meet wonderful people whom I can partner with in making my dream (which is to go into projects base and consulting ventures) a reality!

I have more for blessings come in so many forms every single moment of our lives! They are like butterflies which flutters around...adding colors to our world...all we need to do is stop whatever it is we are doing and enjoy their fluttering around us.

With that, let me share with you 13 amazing facts about nature...Mariposa's fascination...the BUTTERFLY!

Do you know that...

♥ The word butterfly came from the English word Buttorfleoge. Perhaps because, in mediaeval times, butterflies could be seen hovering around butterchurns or that their excrement is yellowish in colour.

♥ There are approximately 28,000 butterfly species in the world.

♥ Butterflies are the second largest group of to bees.

♥ Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.

♥ Female butterflies usually are bigger and live longer than male butterflies.

♥ Butterflies don't have lungs.

♥ Butterflies taste with their feet.

♥ A butterfly has compound eyes: each eye is made up of about 6,000 tiny parts called lenses, which let in light.

♥ Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.

♥ Butterflies can see ultraviolet light (light invisible to the human eye) which makes the markings on flowers very vivid to them and guides them to the nectar tubes. Some butterflies have ultraviolet reflectants or markings on their own wings which are visible only to other butterflies.

♥ Butterflies are cold blooded; they do not produce metabolic heat like humans, so they must rely on the sun to raise their body temperature so they can move about. Some bask with their wings open, others with wings shut.

♥ Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.

♥ Butterflies have their skeletons on the outside of their bodies, called the exoskeleton. This protects them and keeps water inside their bodies so they don’t dry out.

There you go...

Everyday is the best time
to give thanks!

Please check Thankful Thursday
d together let us celebrate
all the
things we should
be grateful for!

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Laurie Ann said...

Great blessings! I love that laptop. Happy Thankful Thursday!

Denise said...

Beautiful laptop, way cool. May your soul always soar like a butterfly.

Michele Williams said...

Nice laptop. Sweet blessings. Bless you...

broca's area said...

wow a laptop...good choice..:)
iphone really sucks!!

nice facts abt butterfly!!

Anonymous said...

Nice to meet you, thanks for the info on butterflies. Happy Thankful Thursday to you!

Unknown said...

God bless you and thank you for joining in praising our Lord on TT. See you next week. Hugs.