Saturday, January 14, 2017


Western Australia

There's a reason why the locals of of the Abrolhos Islands 
have kept them a secret for so long -
 it's paradise! If snorkelling, windsurfing,
 bird watching or fishing are on your to-do list,
 the 122 islands that make up this unique marine environment 
have got you covered. 
You'll find them just 60km west of Geraldton
 making them easily accessible for a day trip on a charter boat,
 fishing or eco tour.
 You can also jump on a scenic flight to see these
 Indian Ocean jewels from the air.


Break Free


Amazing pictures


First snow day of 2017 at the Oregon Zoo
Polar bear Nora, harbor seals, sea otters 
and Samudra the Asian elephant
 play in the snow after a winter storm in Portland.


Miscellaneous Cartoons


Michelle Obama Surprises People
 Recording Goodbye Messages to Her




An-22 is landing on unpaved runway

In December 2016 AN-22 Antei (UR 09307)
 transport aircraft of "Antonov Airlines"
 fulfilled the program of cargoes transportation
 from Europe to the Republic of Mali. 
As a total, 39 flights of 141 hours were performed, 
246 tonnes of cargo were carried.
 At that, the aircraft landed seven times at
 unpaved runway of Gao airport, Mali. 
None of other aircraft able to be based at strips of such quality,
 including the AN-12, C-130, Il-76,
 would not be able to carry more cargo
 compared to the An-22.
The Customer appreciated transport capabilities
 of the AN-22 and intended to continue 
this operation in January 2017.


A collection of Idiot's 


Humpback Whales Breaching Surprises
 Kayakers in British Columbia


Around the World







Czech Republic


United Arab Emirates









Taal Island
















Air Guitar kangaroo




now, apparently it gets cold in Canada
 this time of the year
And according to Don H its already -22 in Edmonton Alberta
And this what you do when you get bored with the cold weather

thanks Don


generally speaking


Amazing build a road at Australia

In Moora Western Australia
about 200 km's north of Perth
Averaging 5km's a day
Built for light traffic , smaller trucks
But not Road trains


Animal fails


Duck, duck, goose
Digby learns about grass


Dog jumps over friends



Odds and Ends

 this could be Canada!!!

must have been a great party!!


Best of owls in 1 minute

thanks Kitty L


Those funny animals


Finch Frozen to Fence Rescue

While feeding  horses on New Year's morning 
I noticed a solitary finch perched upon the
 steel fence near the water tank. 
The tank is heated to keep it from freezing.
 It is not uncommon for birds to drink from the heated tank.
 Apparently this unfortunate bird had gotten
 its feet wet and, while making its exit, 
had become frozen to the fence in the prevailing 
near zero Idaho temperatures.
 First, I attempted to warm the feet of the frightened bird 
by pressing my palm against both the fence
 and the birds feet, 
while also gently restraining the bird's flapping wings.
 It then seemed that warming the birds feet
 with my warm breath would bring quicker success.
 Gentle sideways motion with my thumb 
brought freedom for the frightened bird 
and a smile of satisfaction to my face..
. a delightful way to start a new year.



Fake Books on Subway


Fake Book Covers on the Subway


Funny Signs




Men and Women


Truck attempting to go across 
a very thin wooden bridge


"Word of the Week"


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Sandee said...

Break free. Awesome. What a team.

Amazing pictures. Amazing indeed.

Loved the snow day at the Oregon Zoo. What fun they were having.

Kids. Always fun. JOY is my favorite one.

A collection of idiots. Oh yes, a huge collection of idiots.

The humpback whales are awesome. That would be a bit frightening though.

Around the World. Always amazing.

Hungary...lots of stuff I didn't know.

That road building was awesome. Wow.

Animal Fails. Some of those made me laugh out loud.

Digby learned a great lesson about grass and water.

Awww on the dog jumping over his friends. Very well done.

I'm so glad Trump is our president elect. I can't stand Obama. He's done some serious harm to this country.

Southerners are the nicest people around. It's many of the northerners that need to be avoided.

Loved the finch rescue off that frozen fence. Lucky little one for sure.

Loved the fake books on the subway. I would laugh too. I still love Trump.

Yes, what is leftover wine?

I didn't think that truck would make it across the flimsy wooden bridge. I'm very surprised it did.

Another fun week except for the Trump bashing.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Charles Watkins said...

Hi Phil,

I've been reading your blog for years and just want to let you know how much I like it. You make me happy.

Charles Watkins
Marble Falls, Texas

Phils Phun said...

Hi Sandee Donald Trump leaves himself wide open lots of funny stuff out there in the name of PHUN

Phils Phun said...

G'day Charles much appreciated keep on smiling