The Little Waterfall

waterfall

 

I sat for a time watching a waterfall,

As I thought so much to recall,

and I found in my heart a thank you

Dear God for them all.

The gentle water passing down,

Perhaps like a fountain circling around,

For another run trickling down,

Here and there sprinkles the dry ground.

The birds looking for bugs and things

In the quiet little streams

And perhaps got where it tickles their toes

Their excitement- just grows and grows

A little squirrel happens by

His little tail flippin and fly

He’s so excited he flips around

Nearly fell in the water, of the ground.

How wonderful nature- it is to see

Even the flowers and the honey bees

Seems to really fascinate me

So excited he is bouncing care free.

Just a small little waterfall

But it held my attention to it all

The things of nature that came to call

On the quiet little waterfall.

-Written by Ellen Card, Current Resident

Baby its Cold Out Side!

cold old man

As the staff and residents would say brr… it’s cold outside.  When we go outside we look down and see goosebumps start to appear on our arms, but i bet no one really though about what those little bumps are really doing.   Well don’t worry, I took the time to look it up and this is what i found.

 GOOSEBUMP EVOLUTION

Goosepimples are a remnant of our evolutionary predecessors. They occur when tiny muscles around the base of each hair tense, pulling the hair more erect. With a decent covering of fur, this would fluff up the coat, getting more air into it, making it a better insulator. But with a human’s thin body hair, it just makes our skin look strange.

Similarly we get the bristling feeling of our hair standing on end when we are scared or experience an emotive memory. Many mammals fluff up their fur when threatened, to look bigger and so more dangerous. Humans used to have a similar defensive fluffing up of their body hairs, but once again, the effect is now ruined. We still feel the sensation of hairs standing on end, but gain no visual bulk.

Try to stay warn out there!

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