Iguaçu River Mouth – Brasil (The limit of 3 coutries)

The journey will begin
Admire this wonder of Nature.
3 countries separated only by water.
Is it not pretty?
Here progress.
Here Nature.
We feel so small.
Given such greatness.
Here the challenge.
The beauty.
The power .
A different world.

The Internet provides us with the expansion of our knowledge.
Look at these images …
Photos from a never seen angle …

Nature has ways to show us the greatness in its purity.

If you liked this post, go find the base PowerPoint at https://pt.slideshare.net/josemorales/iguazu-tres-fronteras?next_slideshow=1

Thank you to the author, for sharing this little piece of Eden!

The extraordinary snail

Snails are terrestrial gastropod mollusks.
They breathe through a lung …
… therefore being of the order Pulmonata.
They have a spiral limestone shell.
Belong to the suborder Stylommatophora which also includes slugs.
Let’s look inside its body …
The aquatic species are called sea snails…
Fantastic Nature !!!
Snails have no hearing. They use touch and smell and they not see very well.
Snails are an incomplete hermaphrodite…
… and so they need a partner to…
In Portugal, France and Italy, snail is considered a delicacy.
Escargots in France
Lumache in Italy

As it should be, here’s an anecdote involving Snails:
An Alentejano leaves home at dawn for his rural work.
At the end of the day he returns to his house but before entering he looks back and sees a snail on the floor.
Furious, he steps valiantly exclaiming:
Take this big f *** ~ * ’cause you’ve been chasing me all day !!!

Credits: Based on the PowerPoint “O extraordinário caracol” by José Cervantes. Images from Internet.

You ca find the original here: https://pt.slideshare.net/jmpcard1/o-caracol-50089647

The World’s most unusual plants

1. Rafflesia arnoldii: this parasitic plant develops the world’s
largest bloom that can grow over three feet across. The flower is a
fleshy color, with spots that make it look like a teenager’s
acne-ridden skin. It smells bad and has a hole in the center that
holds six or seven quarts of water. The plant has no leaves, stems, or
roots.

Image: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/rafflesia-arnoldii-the-largest-flower-on-earth.html

2. Hydnora africana, an unusual flesh-colored, parasitic flower that
attacks the nearby roots of shrubby in arid deserts of South Africa.
The putrid-smelling blossom attracts herds of carrion beetles.

Image: https://www.jardiland.pt/diversos/a-hydnora-africana-uma-planta-excepcional-que-cresce-debaixo-da-terra/

3. Dracunculus vulgaris: smells like rotting flesh, and has a
burgundy-colored, leaf-like flower that projects a slender, black
appendage.

Image: https://order.eurobulb.nl/other-summer-flowering-bulbs-a-l/10255-dracunculus-vulgaris-10255.html

4. Amorphophallus: means, literally, “shapeless penis.” The name comes
from the shape of the erect black spadix.

Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Amorphophallus_titanum_%28corpse_flower%29_-_2.jpg