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Mar 15, 2015

Going Green on St Patrick's Day

The world goes green on 
St. Patrick's Day!

Go fullscreen, sit back and enjoy 

In Ireland every day is green!
- wish you were there!

~Irish Blessing~
May your troubles be less
and your blessings be more
and nothing but happiness
Come through your door

Check out St. Patrick's Day Selfies at 
We All Love Ireland

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Mar 14, 2015

Celebrate Pi Day 3/14/15

Pi Day Cake Endlessly777
Pi Day Cake
by Endlessly777

Enjoy the instant of Pi!

Want to know why Pi matters? Read more

Read my previous Celebrate Pi Day Post Click Here

Image Pi Day Cake by Endlessly777
Creative Commons

Feb 27, 2015

It's International Polar Bear Day, to raise awareness

"Polar bear with young - ANWR"
Polar Bears International's Polar Bear Day is an opportunity to raise awareness and bring attention to these iconic polar bears' struggle as they face a warming Arctic and lets us know how we can help. 
 Find out more click here

Love this video of a Polar Bear Swimming!

In Honor of International Polar Bear Day, Check out these Links
Spectacular Pictures of a Threatened Species
National Geographic

Polar Bears International
The world's leading polar bear conservation group—dedicated to saving polar bears by saving their sea ice habitat.

Teach your kids about Polar Bears with this wonderful Sound Book. Click the image for more info.

Paul Goldstein has bought together his favorite images of the majestic predator. Click here to view

If you live in the U.S., 
urge Congress to take action 
on the issue of climate change.

Image "Polar bear with young - ANWR" by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters.
Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Jan 21, 2015

Celebrating National Hug Day

Free Hug
Since 1986 January 21 has been celebrated as National Hug Day in the U.S. However, it is not a public holiday. January 21 was chosen because it marks a midpoint between Christmas and Valentines day, when you might think people are at their emotional low. 

What better way to lift spirits than with hugs? 
I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words. ~Ann Hood

Not only do hugs lift your spirits, but research shows that hugs have other benefits!

Who will you hug today?

Image Jesslee Cuizon, Creative Commons

Jan 18, 2015

Winnie the Pooh Day

The real stuffed toys Public Domain
We celebrate Jan 18 as the birthday of A. A. Milne, British novelist, playwright, poet, and the author of Winnie the Pooh, a bear that is loved by young and old. Milne was born in London, England, on January 18, 1882.

Milne's greatest and enduring successes were his best-seller books Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928), illustrated by artist Ernest H. Shepard. Of course we know these books as the adventures a young boy named Christopher Robin, after Milne's own son (Christopher Robin Milne), and Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. 

The animal playmates were inspired by the real Christopher Robin's stuffed toys. The stuffed animals depicted in the photo are the actual Harrods toys purchased for Christopher Milne in the early 1920's. 

Clockwise from bottom left in the above photo are bouncy tiger Tigger, kind kangaroo Kanga, Edward Bear (aka a bear named Winnie-the-Pooh the central character), gloomy donkey Eeyore, and shy Piglet. Roo was also one of the original toys but he was lost a long time ago. Pooh, Piglet, and the others now live at the New York Public Library. Wise Owl and fussy Rabbit were not based on toys and Gopher was made up for the Disney version.

"...these are some of the best-loved characters in children's literature. They began as stuffed toy animals that belonged to a boy named Christopher Robin."

In addition to the two Pooh books, Milne's best known works are his two collections of children's poetry, When We Were Very Young (1924) and Now We Are Six (1927)
"The 38th poem in the book, "Teddy Bear", that originally appeared in Punch magazine in February 1924, was the first appearance of the famous character Winnie-the-Pooh, first named "Mr. Edward Bear" by Christopher Robin Milne."

Read more about Pooh, The Tao of Pooh and find a few gifts at my page Winnie the Pooh & Pals