Went downstairs to our garage to to an inventory of what is in our chest freezer, which there is nothing really interesting by the way. Just happened to glance in the sink that is in the communal part of the underground parking area and look what I happened to find. Yes it is real, not a toy. Tried to poke at it a bit with a blade of grass to see if this what I believe to be a small octopus was alive, no movement. We live in the city in a "heavily" populated area and the nearest body of water is the Ticino River which about 10 miles away. How this octopus arrived in our sink, who knows. Maybe someone went to the lake or river then decided to put him in the sink or who knows..... A couple of years ago I found a snail on one of our balconies.
This is a photo of a church in a cemetery near Oleggio Italy. We took this photo when we were out for a Sunday drive two years ago. I had posted this on my old now dead blog. This photo ended up making, at least the online version, of the China Daily News. Why they decided to include this photo I do not know nor do I know what the article said about the photo and mention of my blog since I am unable to understand Chinese. Evidently they liked the photo. Enjoy!