The Optimistic Eye

The Optimistic Eye

Summer Storms

posted by sballou

Though dangerous and sometimes deadly, thunderstorms are one of nature’s most beautiful spectacles. Have you ever laid in bed and watched lightning spider across the sky through your window? There’s nothing quite like it. As a child, thunderstorms were my favorite part of every summer. I specifically remember playing on the beach with my mom and brother until dark clouds forced us to run to the car. We would drive home in the pouring rain, listening to the thunder and laughing about our quick escape. Lightning brightened the sky for seconds in intervals, illuminating the clouds. I loved these storms almost as much as I loved playing on the beach.

These photos, collected from The Telegraph and National Geographic, depict lightning in its purest form. They were taken all over the world, spanning from North America to Greece and beyond.

Lightning South Beach

Lightning Crazy

Lightning Athens

Lightning 10 Charleston

Lightning 9 Eiffel Tower

Lightning 8 Beirut

Lightning 6 Hopewell Virginia

Lightning 5 Grand Canyon

Unlikely Friendships

posted by sballou

In a day and age where news channels broadcast primarily negative stories, it’s refreshing to see a positive glimpse of the world around us. What better way to do this than with adorable animals? The pictures below display a barrage of unlikely friendships between species. The affection these animals show for each other is incredible. Maybe we should learn a lesson from these creatures: love is blind, universal, and free of judgment.

monkey bird

sheep-elephant

puppy chicken

monkey tiger

dog and moose thing

cat deer jpg

dog baby

tiger puppy

bunny cat jpg

dog goat

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Summer Storms
Though dangerous and sometimes deadly, thunderstorms are one of nature's most beautiful spectacles. Have you ever laid in bed and watched lightning spider across the sky through your window? There's nothing quite like it. As a child, thunderstorms were my favorite part of every summer. I specificall

posted 3:53:54pm Jun. 10, 2013 | read full post »

Unlikely Friendships
In a day and age where news channels broadcast primarily negative stories, it's refreshing to see a positive glimpse of the world around us. What better way to do this than with adorable animals? The pictures below display a barrage of unlikely friendships between species. The affection these animal

posted 1:50:10pm Jun. 07, 2013 | read full post »


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