Wander Lord

Interesting on art, nature, people, history

Awesome mink

Awesome mink

Awesome mink


Mink are cute mammals with wonderful fur. There are two species of mink: European and North American. You know, they are related to weasels.
This amazing animal has a slim and very long body, and short legs. The body of the North American mink is 30 to 50 centimeters long. Its tail is 13 to 23 centimeters long. Adults may weigh up to 1.6 kilograms. The European mink is smaller. By the way, mink fur is normally brown, but cultivated varieties are available in white, black, silver-blue, and blue pelages.
These animals live near water, so they swim and dive well. They are active mostly at night. The animal is carnivore and hunts fishes, birds, insects, and small mammals. Coyotes, foxes, wolves, and owls eat mink. To tell the truth, when this animal feels threatened, it gives off a bad smell.
More »

Wonderful Bumblebee

Wonderful Bumblebee

Wonderful Bumblebee


The bumblebee family, as well as the wasp family, exists only one summer. In spring, the queen begins to look for a place for a nest. An abandoned mouse mink, a moss bump, a hollow, a squirrel’s nest, a birdhouse, are all suitable for this purpose. Having covered the nest with dry grass or moss on the outside, the queen makes the first round wax cell inside. In the cell, she places a small supply of food — a mixture of flower pollen and honey — and makes several eggs. Then she builds the others. Meanwhile, in the first cell, the larvae hatch. When they eat the food supply, the female gnaws a hole in the cell through which she feeds them.
After a week and a half or two weeks, the larvae begin to weave silk cocoons and turn into pupae. Then small working bumblebees are born and they begin working immediately – build cells and feed the larvae.
More »

Rose inspired festivals

Rose inspired festivals

Rose inspired festivals. Portland Floral Carnival


The queen of flowers, Rose is celebrated in many countries, it is the subject of worship and fervent love. Rose inspired festivals are held in Moldova, Mordovia, Estonia, Spain, Venice, etc. Since ancient times, the rose has been the object of worship and admiration. The earliest information about the rose can be found in ancient legends: it was enjoyed in ancient India at such high level that even existed a law according to which everyone who brought a rose to the king, could ask him for anything he desired. In Bulgaria rose is given in special honor, and it is one of the main symbols of the country.
More »

Green River traditions

Green River traditions

Green River traditions. Green River of Wyoming. Painting by Thomas Moran (February 12, 1837 – August 25, 1926)


The River of green color begins its flow in the western Wyoming going south to Utah, where it turns east to make a loop through the northwestern corner of Colorado. Turning south in Utah, it enters the Colorado river in Canyonlands National Park after a course of 730 mi (1,175 km). Originally known as the Spanish River, it was renamed in 1824, probably for its distinctive color. There are several Holidays and traditions connected with the Green river, among them – Green River Rendezvous and Flaming Gorge Days.
More »

Spruce Cones colors

Spruce Cones colors

Spruce Cones colors. Korean spruce cones are blue, and only to mature color thickens, becoming almost black


Spruce Cones colors. Korean Spruce medium-sized evergreen young tree has thin, yellow, yellowish-red or yellowish-brown cones; as they grow they become darker, up to three years – a reddish-brown or gray-brown. Winter conical buds are reddish-brown, conical-ovoid, slightly resinous. Needles are green, with a bluish tinge, tetrahedral, 1.2-2.2 cm long, 1.5-1.8 mm wide, with sharp or blunt ends, with two – four white strips. Korean spruce cones are blue, but the official biological reference stipulate that its cones are black, but the young plants cones have blue and blue-violet colors, and only to mature color thickens, becoming almost black.
More »

Seven color bird Paradise Tanager

Seven color bird Paradise Tanager

Seven color bird Paradise Tanager


Painting feathers of Paradise Tanager, Generous Nature colored them in the most saturated hues. In particular, decorated its head with light green, almost neon, and feathers with abdomen – dark, turning into turquoise. And its tail and wings – with attracting attention – fantastic yellow. Besides, lower back of paradise tanager has blood-red color, and the upper part of the wings, tail and beak – black. The legs of the bird are grey. At home, in tropical rain forests to the east and north of the Amazon basin, Paradise Tanager (lat. Tangara Chilensis) is more commonly known as the “seven color bird”. Indeed, that suits best to describe its bright, iridescent plumage of different shades.
More »

San Francisco Bay Multicolored ponds

San Francisco Bay Multicolored ponds

San Francisco Bay Multicolored ponds


On the coast of San Francisco Bay there are numerous colorful ponds, coloring varies from purple to bright green. To rate all the scale and splendor of this phenomenon is possible only from the plane window. From this height ponds resemble the giant stained glass, or an exhibition of abstract art. The phenomenon of the bright color palette of evaporation ponds in San Francisco is not man-made, but completely natural. Such a variety of shades appears to vigorous activity of micro-organisms living in the water.
And all these colorful ponds owned by Cargill, Inc., one of the world leaders in the food industry, and are used for extraction of salt from the sea or ocean water. Under the influence of the sun the moisture in the ponds evaporates, and the salt is deposited. Within five years of distilled water transfers from one reservoir to another, until all the minerals are rinsed side and salt layer is 15-20 centimeters thick does not remain on the bottom.
More »