We're anthophiles. We love flowers of all kinds. In our garden we have roses, lilies, camelia, passion flower, daisies, clematis and more but the one that steals the show every year is the dahlia.
The dahlia does well in the pacific northwest. You don't have to dig up the tubers and replant them because they can handle what little frost we get here.
We are not alone in our admiration of this amazing flower. At the moment we only have three varieties in our yard but we were recently reminded about the abundance of variety at the annual show held...
An Ailurophile is a person who loves cats.
When we think of cats, we think of all Felidae, which include the domestic house cat but also lion, tiger, lynx, snow leopard, cougar, panther, cheetah...and many more.
Cats have the most diverse fur pattern of all terrestrial carnivores. That is only one of the amazing things about cats that fascinate us.
For our fellow cat lovers we have created a collection of ailurophile products so you can live your cat loving life to the fullest!
Here we will start our list of...
People who are interested in insects can be called entomophiles. Entomo comes from the Ancient Greek ἔντομος which actually can be translated "dissected" and appears in context with dissecting insects. Entomo came to mean insect and entomophile, insect lover. It can also be a type of plant, or pollen, that is carried by insects rather than by the air.
For our purposes, we are interested in the bugs. Insects make up half the animal biomass on the planet. Some work together in huge societies. Some live only one day or hatch every 17 years. Some eat their mates after copulation....