On a recent night dive seeing numerous octopi out foraging, the one diurnal species we have in the Caribbean (Octopus insularis) was tucked away in its den.
Octopi are known for being able to match the color and pattern of the surface their on nearly instantly, however they're also colorblind. How does this add up? In their skin they have photosensitive molecules that can detect light, but it's unclear if these can detect color. There are other hypothesis out there of how they're able to match coloration without actually being able to see it, but more research is needed for any definitive results.
Wrote a note to self on my birthday : November the 14th.
Another revolution around the Sun. I feel the same yet so different in so many ways. Deep down its the same me but with renewed body and cells but most importantly my renewed thoughts.
I feel grown up yet insignificant in so many ways.
I want to grow old and yet still be young as much as possible. I want to hold on to everything yet let go of all of it, perhaps set myself free.
I feel the same yet so different in many ways. Same issues same problems but different perspectives to resolve them. Same joys and sorrows but different ways to react on them.
Another revolution around the Sun. I tell myself it's just a number, and for the first time in decades, I believe in it. There is a slight ache coz that number has grown bigger, still two digits but damn the weight is heavier. Then I tell myself does it even matter in the large scheme of things.
I feel the same yet so different in many ways. I am wiser, patient, understanding and more compassionate towards everyone around me, but most importantly towards myself. I forgive myself more, I love myself more and believe myself some more, but most importantly I live a little more each day.
Another revolution around the Sun. I wish I could tell my 20 year old self. Its gonna get tougher. People are going to be mean, your heart is gonna break not just once but a few times more. You will make mistakes, life is gonna throw curve balls and you are going to feel like you want to run away in mountains.
Everything you know, everyone you know is gonna hurt you someday. But most importantly I would tell my 20 year old self, its gonna get easier, each day. You will be tougher each day. You will grow up to be a lovely strong independent woman each day.
My most favorite outings are the ones spent with family.
Most importantly, I don’t have to worry about any update from home - what my baby is upto or if my hubby is waiting for me, what time it is, how much longer can I be out for - I can just be carefree.
It just feels so good to be out without having to worry about anything coz the people that matter the most to you and the people you live with are with you.
This weekend, we had a great time being outdoors. The weather is just too good to be staying indoors 🤩
Don’t we all just LOVE the UAE from Nov - March?
Also, swipe to see tiny lapse of the lovely mountains on our way to KhorFakkan.
So, my #iphone takes it upon itself to snoop through all of my photos, create a cute little #video , and then alert me that’s it’s done me this huge favor. .
This techno-invasion has gone way too far when it starts telling me I should be out #raking#leaves . Sheesh.