Saturday, January 29, 2011

Starred Saturdays: Week of January 23

Welcome to Starred Saturdays! This is the amazingly voracious sunflower star, Pycnopodia. They can have from 16-24 arms and are the largest sea stars in the world. They come in a wide variety of colors and can eat spiny sea urchins. Just thought I would share!

Pictory Mag has a wonderful photo slideshow of New Zealand right now. If it inspires you to book a flight, be sure and visit Castle Hill, the Dalai Lama-designated "spiritual center of the universe".

If you're a fan of The Phantom Tollbooth, check out these concept drawings by artist Lizzie Nichols.

Recent Japanese volcano videos? Yes, please! There's one taken during the day and one at night. The night one has some awesome lightning strikes as red hot lava is shooting into the air.

Flavorwire collected some cute (and some strange) mitten designs. If anyone wants to make me a pair of the hedgehog ones, I would be eternally grateful. My sister-in-law would appreciate a pair of the shark mittens! I don't think anyone wants the "Handerpants".

I think I can manage making this Totoro origami.

Here's a collection of "33 Best Dramatic Animal Photos". If you want to see amazing photos of animals about to catch their prey, check it out. If you don't want to see this, it's hard to avoid them so you should probably skip the whole thing. Although, the last photo is a fox sniffing a daffodil and it's so beautiful it makes me want to cry.

Finally, the Woodland Park Zoo here in Seattle has the cutest baby Egyptian tortoises. How could I resist sharing their video of the two week old babies set to Walk Like an Egyptian? These guys are extinct in Egypt and endangered in Libya. So unfortunate.

Planning a tortoise-napping,


  1. Teeny tiny tortoise!! I love it! I need to see a fox sniffing a daffodil too!

  2. New Zealand is always worth visiting - it's an amazing country.
    And I love the baby tortoises.