Wordless Wednesday #25 | Vermilion Flycatcher

Wordless Wednesday #25 | Vermilion Flycatcher

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Vermilion Flycatcher are members of the tyrant flycatcher family which is the largest family of birds with over 400 species. Vermilion Flycatchers are unique to the family because most are a drab brown color and these guys are bring red/pink. However this coloring only occurs in males while females are brown; this phenomenon is called sexual dimorphism.
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Zodiac Gift Guide: Leo the Lion

Zodiac Gift Guide: Leo the Lion

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Leo reigns from July 22 – August 22. This fixed fire sign is ruled by the Sun, and like the Sun, Leos shine strong and bright. The colors associated with Leo are warm: red, orange, and gold, so when choosing a gift, consider these colors first. All things gilded and extravagant are especially favored by Leos.

Leo Constellation

Leos tend to be confident and never shy from the spotlight, consequently their fashion choices are often bold. They don’t mind people staring at them, in fact, they love being the life of the party. Similarly, they never back down from a fight, as they are the most brave and courageous of all the zodiac signs.


Leo Constellation Astrology Gold Foil Art Print

Famous Leos include: Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis, Mick Jagger, Donnie Wahlberg, and Amelia Earhart. Scroll down to view the 10 carefully chosen gifts for Leos below!

Jewelry for Leos: Gold is Best

 


Alex and Ani II Expandable Wire Bangle Bracelet, 7.25″

Jane Stone Best Selling Newest Fashion Necklace Vintage Openwork Bib Statement Jewelry

Books For Leos: Fellow Leo Authors


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two


My Life & Work – An Autobiography of Henry Ford


Clothes For Leos: Bold Choices For the Win


Lilly Pulitzer Women’s Marlowe Boat-Neck Shift Dress

The Mountain Undercover Kittens T-Shirt

Home Decor for Leos: Gusto for Glitz


Red Tree Chair Tree Of Life Chair Set

3 Pillar Candle Holder with Crystal Dangles

For Leo Pets: Social Butterflies Love Attention


Lion Mane Dog Costume

Binmer(TM) Summer Pet Shirt

For more gift ideas, check out our post: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas by Zodiac Sign:

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Happy Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge!

Happy Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge!

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Today is the 78th birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Construction began in 1933 and was finished by 1937. Here are six more facts about the bridge, courtesy of the History Channel.

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I visited the bridge in 2012 on a West Coast road trip. We stayed a couple days, but never had the pleasure of seeing the bridge fog-free. Darn it! Why is it so foggy in San Francisco? Here’s the answer. Apparently, the bridge is shrouded by fog about 70% of the year.

I was surprised to read in HGTV magazine last month that the bridge is painted “Golden Gate Bridge International Orange.” It is a special blend created by Sherwin Williams, used only on the bridge.

Orange? I always thought the bridge was red. Some call it “burnt sienna” or “vermillion,” as in this NPR story.

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Sherwin Williams produces a similar paint for us regular folks, called Fireweed (SW 6328, pictured above as downloaded from their website). The Golden Gate Bridge website also provides the CYMK and Pantone color formulas (Pantone 180, which is a darker version of Pantone’s Color of the Year, Marsala).

No matter what the color is called, it is iconic. It is cool to think you can have a little piece of the bridge at home, no matter where in the world you live. Now where shall I paint that Fireweed?

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