Saturday, June 6, 2015

A SOUPCON OF WONDER



"Dall's porpoise Alaska 2009  by User: Nancy Heise - User-made. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

"No good fish goes anywhere
without a porpoise."
Lewis Carroll

A porpoise smiles
because she has a 
surprising secret.

Did you know that 50 million years ago,
hoofed land-based mammals first
stepped into the sea,
and by 15 million years ago
they had become
dolphins and porpoises?
Who knew?

The world is a magical place, kids.
One never runs out of
miracles and wonder.

Posted for  Kerry's prompt at Real Toads: Flash 55 Plus - to write something inspired by a BrainyQuote. 

18 comments:

  1. This is absolutely adorable :D I m with the porpoise, smiling all the way :D Beautifully executed..!

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. Well, thank you, Sherry--very interesting--I wish I were more porpoise full as I think my purposes are a bit dried out. Thanks much for the smile and the info. Hope all well with you. k.

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  3. Big sigh of amazement! I love the bigger plan behind all the beauty! Thank you, Sherry.

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  4. Evolution of living creatures makes it a great thing to know! Wonderful 55 Sherry!

    Hank

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  5. Hahaha. Certainly a higher level of evolution!

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  6. Returning to the sea.. Wonder if humans would ever do that. Truly adorable.

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  7. This made me smile - knowledge eagerly learned. Thanks, Sherry.

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  8. I take a lot of baths but have not so far grown fins. This is disappointing, as I would like to be an orca.

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  9. Laughing at Shay's comment. I did know that about porpoises--and did you know octopi have the biggest brains per body size and are smarter than some people? (Well, I added that last part, but I think it's pretty true. ;_) )

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  10. Not many 55's set out to give a lesson on evolution! LOL

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  11. Ha. No there is no limit to it. I wonder how much of our magic and history has been lost to time, you know. I have swam with dolphins in the wild, it s a beautiful thing.

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  12. Yes, earth is a magical place. There is plenty to awe the spirit and soul.

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  13. Fun to read. Porpoises are wonderful.

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  14. Aw I like porpoises and dolphins. Who doesn't? This world is definitely amazing. Thanks for the info. Sherry.

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  15. I know of a few people that I wouldn't mind if they stepped into the sea. Your illustrious PM, for one, though I doubt he'd ever have the ability to evolve into a higher life form... ~

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