Samstag, 22. November 2014

Precious cats: Photography and Video about Luna the Siamese cat, quotes and description

There are few things in life more heartwarming 
than to be welcomed by a cat. 
~Tay Hohoff


Luna fully enjoyed the modelling under wintry late afternoon sun :)) 
I think we should imitate her as often as possible.
Enjoy the video




If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, 
a cat will find it and soak it up. 
~J.A. McIntosh



A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, 
which is more than can be said for human beings. 
~William Ralph Inge


The Siamese cat (Thai: วิเชียรมาศ, ) Wichianmat, meaning "moon diamond") is one of the first distinctly recognized breeds of Oriental cat.
One of several breeds native to Thailand (formerly known as Siam), the Siamese cat became one of the most popular breeds in Europe and North America in the 20th century. The modern Siamese is characterized by blue almond-shaped eyes, a triangular head shape, large ears, an elongated, slender, and muscular body, and point coloration. TICA describes the breed as social, intelligent, and playful into adulthood, often enjoying a game of fetch.

Siamese tend to seek human interaction and also like companionship from other cats. The Oriental cat was developed in order to expand the range of coat patterns, while the Thai preserves a moderate head and body type.
Siamese are usually very affectionate and intelligent cats, renowned for their social nature. Many enjoy being with people and are sometimes described as "extroverts". Often they bond strongly to a single person. Some Siamese are extremely vocal, with a loud, low-pitched voice—known as "Meezer", from which they get one of their nicknames[6]—that has been compared to the cries of a human baby, and persistent in demanding attention. These cats are typically active and playful, even as adults, and are often described as more dog-like in behavior than other cats.

The pointed cat known in the West as "Siamese", recognized for its distinctive markings, is one of several breeds of cats from Siam described and illustrated in manuscripts called "Tamra Maew" (Cat Poems), estimated to have been written from the 14th to the 18th century.In 1878, U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes received the first documented Siamese to reach the United States, a cat named "Siam" sent by the American Consul in Bangkok.  

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siamese_cat


all Photographies copyright ©by Gina Matt / Naturpunkt.at

my website Naturpunkt

Donnerstag, 20. November 2014

Bees Awareness: Save the Bees! What you can do

“Bees pollinate a third of our diet, 
yet they’re literally vanishing from their hives”
“Many people have no idea that honey bees play an essential role in our agricultural system. By raising awareness of the issue we hope to motivate people to take action and share many ways they can be a part of the solution.”




Honey bees pollinate more than 100 fruit and vegetable crops around the world, from cucumbers to almonds, and are essential to maintaining our food supply. Approximately one third of all the food Americans eat is directly or indirectly derived from honey bees, according to the American Beekeeping Federation.




What You Can Do
Whole Foods Market offers six easy ways for anyone to help declining honey bee populations. You can:

1. Bee organic. Buying organic is one of the easiest ways to support bee-friendly forage.
2. Bee a gardener. Plant bee-friendly fruits and flowers to provide forage for honey bees.
3. Bee savvy at home. Most lawn, garden and home pest problems can be solved without toxic and persistent chemical pesticides.
4. Bee a smart shopper. Several Whole Foods Market suppliers have donated funds to support honey bee preservation. Look for “Share the Buzz” signs on their products.
5. Bee a beekeeper. Whether you live in the country or the city, you can show your commitment to honey bees by hosting a hive in your backyard or even on a rooftop. The backyard beekeepingmovement is growing, so you’re sure to find swarms of folks who can help you find your way.
6. Bee social. Social media can be a powerful tool for busy bees. Share stories, videos and more honey bee action ideas from Whole Foods Market’s Facebook and Twitter posts.

Photos copyright ©by Gina Matt / Naturpunkt.at

Further links to the theme:
Meine Webseite Naturpunkt
Mein deutscher Artikel Bienen Bewusstsein

Freitag, 7. November 2014

FLOWERS & COLORS Photography Compositions

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. 
~John Ruskin


The dahlia was declared the national flower of Mexico in 1963. 
The tubers were grown as a food crop by the Aztecs, but this use largely died out after the Spanish Conquest. Attempts to introduce the tubers as a food crop in Europe were unsuccessful. 
Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native mainly in Mexico, but also Central America, and Colombia.
A member ofthe Asteraceae (or Compositae), dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum and zinnia.
There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. 




Flowers are a proud assertion 
that a ray of beauty 
outvalues all the utilities of the world. 
~Ralph Waldo Emerson




"The dahlia you brought to our isle
Your praises for ever shall speak;
Mid gardens as sweet as your smile,
And in colour as bright as your cheek.“
Verse by Lord Holland sent to his wife 



One of my flower color Videos:


Nature Photographies copyright ©by Gina Matt / Naturpunkt

You might also like these other videos of mine about flowers and colors:


The color garden of tulips  https://youtu.be/prdhxW-ZKY0

Pink Roses Beauty ~ Symbol of Love  https://youtu.be/SLWdUW7fZsM

Sunflower-life with many faces https://youtu.be/i3vvk1UnYQ8 

Link to my website 'Naturpunkt'