For Sense of WONDER
"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous" (Aristotle).
1. Amazingly Intelligent and Heart-Touching Animals
The images make us wonder how much animals know and feel. They can be much more intelligent, compassionate and humane than many humans.
2. Famous Waterfalls in the World
1st: Norway. 2nd & 3rd: Australia (reddish stones and sands). 4th: Iceland (small bridge; Europe). 5th: Guyana (South America). 6th: Canada (with snow peak view). 7th: Zimbabwe (South America). 8th: America (red rock). 9th: America (frozen; bridge high in the air). 10th: America (side view in sunlight). 11th: Mexico (swift; man in red). 12th: Mexico (serene, calm, jade-color water). 13th: Switzerland (two parallel falls). 14th: Canada (Great Fall, bordering America). 15th: Indonesia (lush, dark green trees).16th: England (circle view). 17th: Venezuela (world's tallest/longest waterfall). 18th: Brazil (world's widest waterfall; golden rock). 19th: China (Nine Dragon Falls, Yunan). 20th: China (mountain view). 21st: China (blue sky). 22nd: China (Jiuzhaigou, UNESCO site)
3. Traditional Magic Performed by a Chinese Young Woman
See if you can figure out how she does the acts. (I cannot.)
4. Strange and Stimulating Images
These images can fool and test our brain, eyes, attentiveness and focus. The hard-to-explain images can make us feel surprised, perplexed, and awed! They are hard to explain indeed, so let's just take these for mental stimulation and exercises.
5. Famous Old Trees in the World
1st tree: age 125, Canada. 2nd: 144, Japan. 3rd: New Zealand. 4th, 5th, 7th, 11th: America; 10th, 14th: California. 6th: Germany. 8th: Brazil. 9th: Yemen. 15th: Monkey Bread Tree. 16th: North Ireland. 17th: Apricot tree planted by Emperor Taizhong (598 AD-649 AD) of Tang Dynasty. (Who can figure out the age of this apricot tree?)
6. Dog that Can Play Piano and Sing
How could this dog play piano and sing like that? Can any one explain this? Just too amazed and awed for words!
7. Global Collection of Funny Monkey Stamps
Most stamps have country names in English. All of them are delightful, appealing and heart-warming. Which one is your favorite?