Who needs Alice In Wonderland when we have Mother Nature? As crazy as it sounds, there are too many mind-boggling things happening just outside the comfort of your home. Like, did you know that... goats have accents and owls don't have eyeballs? Nature has surely been generous with throwing its weird gifts at us to think about. 

And often, you don’t need to go far to realize there’s a bunch of (mildly) interesting stuff happening right at your doorstep. From an odd tree that has a single branch of an apple tree to a frog so tiny, your fingernail looks like Everest in comparison, these are some of the most amusing examples spotted by people and shared in the Reddit community r/mildlyinteresting.

Whether it’s mildly or overwhelmingly interesting remains a subject of debate, but one cannot argue just how crazy nature can be.

#1

A Rare Desert Bloom In The Atacama Desert In Chile

A Rare Desert Bloom In The Atacama Desert In Chile

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Janine B.
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1 month ago

That's magical.

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#2

My New Petunia Looks Like A Galaxy

My New Petunia Looks Like A Galaxy

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Janine B.
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1 month ago (edited)

This kind of petunia is called "Night Sky".

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#3

This Icy Bird Umbrella

This Icy Bird Umbrella

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Janine B.
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1 month ago

Looks like a scene from a fairytale.

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Remember the days when you were a kid playing in the back yard, never ready to come home for dinner? It’s because spending time in nature was an adventure most of us were already ready to take on. From finding odd colorful bugs hiding in the greenery to catching your first fish in the neighbor’s pond, these were the moments full of excitement that you may still carry to this day.

But these days, Americans are spending less and less time outdoors. A 2019 Outdoor Foundation study showed that nearly half of the US population doesn’t participate in any outdoor recreation at all, and only 17.9 percent got out at least once a week in 2018. As a result, there have been one billion fewer hikes, climbs, rides, and outdoor excursions than a decade ago.

#4

Albino Deer I Spotted Walking Into Work Last Week

Albino Deer I Spotted Walking Into Work Last Week

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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1 month ago

If this is not a majestic deer goddess of sunshine, I'm a goose. I mean, LOOK at that rainbow.

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#5

Mt. Fuji Today - Rare Lenticular Cloud

Mt. Fuji Today - Rare Lenticular Cloud

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Daria B
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1 month ago

Even mt. Fuji needs a hat to protect against strong sunlight ♡

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#6

This Shadow From Two Different Trees In My Parking Lot

This Shadow From Two Different Trees In My Parking Lot

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Thenatural
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1 month ago

I'm wondering if this is by design though?its clearly floodlight at the required angle for the effect...still brilliant though.

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A similar Yale study from 2017 suggested that the lure of technology and places people work, live, and go to school “do not encourage contact with the natural world," and "myriad competing priorities and activities push experiences in nature to the side.”

“In particular,” the report said, “older adults were concerned that younger generations are overly reliant on electronic media, unaware of how the natural world works, and unacquainted with the simple enjoyment of being outdoors.”

Here at Bored Panda, we hope that showing the little wonders nature can bring us will bring back everyone's interest in going outdoors and spending some time in the sunshine. Not only does it help to boost your immune system, lift your mood, and make you more active, it also gives you the sense of curiosity we all had in childhood and lost somewhere in our hectic schedules.

#7

The Smallest Maple Tree Leaf I’ve Ever Seen

The Smallest Maple Tree Leaf I’ve Ever Seen

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Janine B.
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1 month ago

So beautiful and perfect.

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#8

This Twisted Driftwood I Found On The Beach

This Twisted Driftwood I Found On The Beach

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Krazy Kanuck
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1 month ago

What killed the tree was most likely Ivy, probably English Ivy, as it'll twist around a tree in this manor. I have seen it plenty of times on trees around my work.

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#9

Sunflower Growing Out Of The Sidewalk - Parent Patch Visible In Background

Sunflower Growing Out Of The Sidewalk - Parent Patch Visible In Background

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varwenea
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1 month ago

Kiddo trying to run away but didn't get very far.

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#10

Vietnamese Mossy Frog

Vietnamese Mossy Frog

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Janine B.
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1 month ago

What a pretty little thing.

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#11

Colour Gradient Moss

Colour Gradient Moss

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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1 month ago

Summer to fall :)

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#12

This Red Only Rainbow I Saw At Midnight In Finland

This Red Only Rainbow I Saw At Midnight In Finland

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tuzdayschild
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1 month ago

The other colors thought it was too cold, so they stayed home.

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#13

A Cherry Just Grew Alone In The Middle Of My Tree

A Cherry Just Grew Alone In The Middle Of My Tree

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Lisa loves cats
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1 month ago

aw! thats cute!

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#14

This Tree That Was Burnt In A Bushfire Continues To Live

This Tree That Was Burnt In A Bushfire Continues To Live

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David K
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1 month ago

It´s walking away...had enough of it already.

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#15

The River By Me Flooded, Then Froze, Then The Water Receded Leaving These Hovering Ice Shelves On The Trees

The River By Me Flooded, Then Froze, Then The Water Receded Leaving These Hovering Ice Shelves On The Trees

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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1 month ago

They're fairy balconies gawd

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#16

This Tibetan Cherry Tree At My Local Park Looks Like Copper!

This Tibetan Cherry Tree At My Local Park Looks Like Copper!

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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1 month ago

I think you mean this copper pole really resembles a tree. Nice try though.

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#17

This Cabbage In My Yard Showing It’s Fall Colors

This Cabbage In My Yard Showing It’s Fall Colors

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

ooh pwetty.

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#18

This Baby Grasshopper Army In My Friend’s Garden

This Baby Grasshopper Army In My Friend’s Garden

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
Community Member
1 month ago

GIVE US THE MAYNOAISE AND NOBODY GETS HURT

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#19

This Sorry Sap Of A Rock Formation

This Sorry Sap Of A Rock Formation

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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1 month ago

Poor groot

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#20

The New Growth On This Fir Tree

The New Growth On This Fir Tree

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Katherine Boag
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1 month ago

Very firry

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#21

This Morning I Found By Far The Smallest Frog I Have Ever Seen In My Entire Life (My Average-Sized Fingernail For Scale)

This Morning I Found By Far The Smallest Frog I Have Ever Seen In My Entire Life (My Average-Sized Fingernail For Scale)

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Janine B.
Community Member
1 month ago

A perfect little wonder of mother nature.

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#22

This Tree Grew Inside An Old Silo And Finally Made It To The Top!

This Tree Grew Inside An Old Silo And Finally Made It To The Top!

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DforDorothy
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1 month ago

Way to go tree!

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#23

The Parrot Waxcap Mushroom. Found Across Northern Europe

The Parrot Waxcap Mushroom. Found Across Northern Europe

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Janine B.
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, I never knew these existed.

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#24

My Wife Found This Tiny Skink In Our Garden, Some Much Needed Brightness On A Grey, Smoky Day

My Wife Found This Tiny Skink In Our Garden, Some Much Needed Brightness On A Grey, Smoky Day

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Valquerys
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1 month ago

Shiny salazzle!!! Catch it!

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#25

Squirrel With A Blonde Tail

Squirrel With A Blonde Tail

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SirPatTheCat
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1 month ago

Don't patronize her, do you guys have any idea how much it cost her to get that done at the squalon???

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#26

Left: A Painting From 1892, Right: The Same Spot In 2020

Left: A Painting From 1892, Right: The Same Spot In 2020

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Daria B
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1 month ago

This tree looks like it can walk.

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#27

The Way The Condensation Formed On My Blackberry Plant This Morning

The Way The Condensation Formed On My Blackberry Plant This Morning

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

So perfect!

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#28

This Tree In My Neighbourhood That Has 1 Branch Of An Apple Tree And The Rest Is A Normal Tree

This Tree In My Neighbourhood That Has 1 Branch Of An Apple Tree And The Rest Is A Normal Tree

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Samantha Lomb
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1 month ago

Its a grafted tree. The root stock appears to be apple

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#29

A Whole Colony Of Fairy Inkcaps

A Whole Colony Of Fairy Inkcaps

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François Carré
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1 month ago

Now that's truly natural and much more amazing than the grape of grapes displayed above.

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#30

This Geyser Right Before It Blows

This Geyser Right Before It Blows

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DforDorothy
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1 month ago (edited)

Fart of Mother Earth..?

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#31

Every Year We Get A Single Red Rose Growing Through The Wall Of Ivy In Our Garden

Every Year We Get A Single Red Rose Growing Through The Wall Of Ivy In Our Garden

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tuzdayschild
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1 month ago

As long as it does, you know the Beast lives.

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#32

Beautiful Elephant Hawk Moth Found In My Garden, UK

Beautiful Elephant Hawk Moth Found In My Garden, UK

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Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
1 month ago

Every other year, I get HUGE moths at my work in West Vancouver BC. BUT nothing as beautiful as this.. moth-5f6b3...d4da6d.jpg moth-5f6b398d4da6d.jpg

glowworm2
Community Member
1 month ago

Still a very pretty moth!

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Valquerys
Community Member
1 month ago

Mothra: Reborn Again

tangy chip
Community Member
1 month ago

so floofy.... i wanna hug him!

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 month ago

0/10 for camouflage!

Monika Lachova
Community Member
1 month ago

plush toy :)

Andrew Vince
Community Member
1 month ago

Still in his pajamas

Jennifer .S
Community Member
1 month ago

In the UK?? Oh no I was happy believing they only lived in the Americas

Tired-Panda
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1 month ago

Likewise 😰

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Rhiana Brown
Community Member
1 month ago

This reminds me of the big guy in Monsters vs Aliens

glowworm2
Community Member
1 month ago

I loved Insectosaurus.

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MantisKeeper
Community Member
1 month ago

i hate it when people call moths ugly. they are so cute and fluffy, and some are downright beautiful.

Dana Grunwald
Community Member
1 month ago

What a fluffy creature! 💓

DanieLegz
Community Member
1 month ago

"Who's that pokémon?"

Paizleypie
Community Member
1 month ago

So furry he could be your pet moth

J.B.
Community Member
1 month ago

I think she will fight Godzilla when she grows up.

Christian Miller
Community Member
1 month ago

Sorta looks like The Rosy Maple moth too

Fred and George Weasley
Community Member
1 month ago

i saw a HUGE bee at school. it was probably about 5-10cm long but poor bean couldnt get out of the window so the teacher had to help it

Enamelcamel
Community Member
1 month ago

That's one of the most beautiful things ever ... wonder why that coloration ... shades that predators don't see?

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh wow, I never knew moths could be so vibrant. Amazing colours.

glowworm2
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes. There are a lot of colorful moths out there. The Rosy Maple moth is my favorite because it looks like Mattel designed it.

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I love the color on this lovely moth.

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
3 weeks ago

What color is the caterpillar?

Lionelle Grosdemanche-dien
Community Member
3 weeks ago

Really beautiful bug

Iapetos
Community Member
4 weeks ago

Neither elephant nor hawk...

Steve Cruz
Community Member
4 weeks ago

This photo is beautiful; but if I didn't know what it was, I would find it startling.

Banjo Peppers
Community Member
4 weeks ago

*urge to make Miraculous Ladybug reference rising*

Jennifer Sacrison
Community Member
1 month ago

This looks like a moth zI saw in North Carolina. Gorgous!!!

Teri Campisi
Community Member
1 month ago

Very Beautiful!

C Pryce
Community Member
1 month ago

They're so stunning - and huge - and some species are sooo noisy when they fly round your ceiling light at night!!!

Shopper East
Community Member
1 month ago

Wannabe butterfly.

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

Lovely moth

Roxy Eastland
Community Member
1 month ago

We do have some really cool moths in the UK

MauKini
Community Member
1 month ago

eeeeek no!

AMANDA SERRANO-MORALES
Community Member
1 month ago

so fuzzy

🌺🍍🌼🌻🌼🍍🌺
Community Member
1 month ago

nah, uh-uh, that moth is too big to be pretty. what if that s**t flies in your face? It's gonna f*****g eat you!

Jane Thorne-Gutierrez
Community Member
1 month ago

I have a picture of a wild pink flower with one of these in pink with enough yellow to accent the stamens in the center. I was told it was a Rose Gypsy Moth. The perfect disguise and one of my favorite photo captures.

NMN
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1 month ago

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ERIN W.
Community Member
1 month ago

That is kinda pretty!

Opal4eva
Community Member
1 month ago

That’s a MOTH!

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
1 month ago

If those colours do not say "Stay Away I'm Toxic", I don't know...

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#33

Whole Other World I Found In A Beer Bottle Laying In The Woods

Whole Other World I Found In A Beer Bottle Laying In The Woods

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glowworm2
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1 month ago

The home of drunk fairies.

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#34

Snow Had Just The Right Conditions So That It Rolled Up Like A Carpet

Snow Had Just The Right Conditions So That It Rolled Up Like A Carpet

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Lisa loves cats
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1 month ago

aw the girls a cutie!

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#35

These Bunches Of Grapes Are Growing Into A...bunch Of Grapes

These Bunches Of Grapes Are Growing Into A...bunch Of Grapes

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Katrin
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1 month ago

It seems more like a display for the market. The leaves are already wilted.

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#36

Close Up Of My Chameleon

Close Up Of My Chameleon

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DforDorothy
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1 month ago

It's like made of beads.

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#37

I Found This Leaf That Looks Like A Weather Radar

I Found This Leaf That Looks Like A Weather Radar

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DforDorothy
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1 month ago

"today forecast for most of the regions is AUTUMN with a chance of leaf fall"

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#38

The Patterns On This Palm Frond

The Patterns On This Palm Frond

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Krazy Kanuck
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1 month ago

Mother Nature's wavy Kris

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#39

This Orchid Really Looks Like An Eagle

This Orchid Really Looks Like An Eagle

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Joseph Karthic
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1 month ago

or a Baby Alien...

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#40

Found A Face On A Tree Today

Found A Face On A Tree Today

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Janine B.
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1 month ago

With a haircut like that I would hide too.

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#41

My Grass Is An Inch Lower...and Got Frost. My Neighbors Did Not

My Grass Is An Inch Lower...and Got Frost. My Neighbors Did Not

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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1 month ago

When you're jack frost and trying to hide it.

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#42

3 Ears I Grew From The Same Heirloom Corn Variety

3 Ears I Grew From The Same Heirloom Corn Variety

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Dippin Dot
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1 month ago

Gorgeous colors! They look like beads!

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#43

My Apple Looks Like Its Still Loading

My Apple Looks Like Its Still Loading

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Stimpy
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1 month ago

That's a pie chart indicating how much of the Apple ist still green

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#44

This Bird That Looks Like Danny Devito

This Bird That Looks Like Danny Devito

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ADHORTATOR
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1 month ago

Birdy Sanders

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#45

The Way These Succulents Grow In The Wall

The Way These Succulents Grow In The Wall

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Little Dino
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1 month ago

i love succulents! :)

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#46

This Bee Covered In Pollen

This Bee Covered In Pollen

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Janine B.
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1 month ago

Achoo!

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#47

A Tree Inside Another Tree

A Tree Inside Another Tree

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DforDorothy
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1 month ago

Or a mushroom cloud?

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#48

This Rock Inside A Rock

This Rock Inside A Rock

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Stimpy
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1 month ago

That rocks!

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#49

I Found A Cicada With The Mcdonald’s Logo On It

I Found A Cicada With The Mcdonald’s Logo On It

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Janine B.
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1 month ago

Guess he introduced himself as Ronald?

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#50

These Tumbleweeds That Piled Up In Front Of My Brother's House

These Tumbleweeds That Piled Up In Front Of My Brother's House

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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1 month ago

Your brother is a hobbit

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