wapiti3:

ANNA PHOTOGRAPHY on Flickr.

1-Anthocharis cardamines
2-Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) - first moments of freedom
3-Aporia crataegi,
4-Thecla pruni
5-Aporia crataegi
6-Thymelicus lineolus
7-Lycaena tityrus
8-Polygonia c-album
9-Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
10-Peacock (Inachis io)

sharkchunks:

fennecwolfox:

oeste:

misterhippity:

I tried a 2-D printer once, and the paper jammed.
So now I just painstakingly re-create my paper copies by hand, like a medieval monk.

i tried using paper, but the edges crumpled
so now i just chisel my commandments into stone, like old testament god

I tried using stone, but it cracked and broke.
Now I just scream everything at passersby, hoping they’ll remember what I said so I can ask them about it when I need it.

I tried shouting things at passersby but they ignored me.
Now I emit allohormones in a gypsobelum that bonds selectively with the recipient’s hemolymph to reconfigure their bursa copulax into a copulatory canal. I can only say one thing, “I want to mate with you,” but really, what else ever needs to be said?

sharkchunks:

fennecwolfox:

oeste:

misterhippity:

I tried a 2-D printer once, and the paper jammed.

So now I just painstakingly re-create my paper copies by hand, like a medieval monk.

i tried using paper, but the edges crumpled

so now i just chisel my commandments into stone, like old testament god

I tried using stone, but it cracked and broke.

Now I just scream everything at passersby, hoping they’ll remember what I said so I can ask them about it when I need it.

I tried shouting things at passersby but they ignored me.

Now I emit allohormones in a gypsobelum that bonds selectively with the recipient’s hemolymph to reconfigure their bursa copulax into a copulatory canal. I can only say one thing, “I want to mate with you,” but really, what else ever needs to be said?

(via eternalacademic)

wapiti3:

Kreuterbuch: plants, Shrubs, fruits, vegetables, trees, for the comfort and benefit of man. on Flickr.

By Bock, Hieronymus, 1498-1554 Josias Rihel. ,ht
Publication info Printed at Strasbourg: [By Josiam Rihel], 1560
BHL Collections:
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Materia Medica

mstrkrftz:

Time Stacks by Matt Mollo

(Source: mstrkrftz, via weneedart)

mypubliclands:

Explore and Ride St. Anthony Sand Dunes in Idaho

Located far from any ocean, the BLM-managed St. Anthony Sand Dunes appears as a rolling sea of sand on the eastern edge of Idaho’s volcanic Snake River Plain. These vast dunes are the largest in Idaho. They blanket an area approximately 35 miles long and 5 wide, and range from 50 to 500 feet high. These white quartz sand dunes are a unique and popular recreational playground for off-highway vehicle enthusiasts, hikers and equestrians. Picnicking, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing and camping opportunities are also available here. The area features Deadhorse Bowl, a popular OHV sand bowl one-mile in circumference and 400 feet deep, located in the western section of the dune complex.

Photos by Bob Wick, BLM Wilderness Specialist

willkommen-in-germany:

Breakfast in Germany

Germans know breakfast. They know it very, very well.

willkommen-in-germany:

Breakfast in Germany

Germans know breakfast. They know it very, very well.

bryankonietzko:

michaeldantedimartino:

12345drizzy:

Maybe the greatest gif i have ever come across!

Love this!

HAHAHA! Hardest working fans in the business.

bryankonietzko:

michaeldantedimartino:

12345drizzy:

Maybe the greatest gif i have ever come across!

Love this!

HAHAHA! Hardest working fans in the business.

quietmagpie:

transientday:

lohkir:

fencehopping:

Casting a fire ant colony with molten aluminum

Not saying that killing ants just because it’s cool. But hey.

I’ve seen this post and the original video before.

That ant colony belongs to an invasive species of fire ant (called Red Imported Fire Ants or RIFAs) which cause more harm to the local environment than good. Researchers are experimenting with extremely high temperatures as a means to dispose of invasive insect species and, just so you know, molten aluminum is VERY HOT.

Not saying this is the best way to do it, but these folks are doing a service for the local environment and they got a beautiful piece of art for their efforts.

I told my PhD professor (an ecologist) about this, and he asked “who says to themselves one day, ‘I’m going to fill an ant nest with molten aluminum. That sounds like a good idea’?”

I replied that entomologists do. After that, he essentially said that entomologists were magnificent bastards, but that he did not approve of me using this technique in my research.

portraitsofboston:

     “In my spare time, I go to parks, cafés, and even bars, where I fold paper roses and give them out. I like handing them out for free—I think people need something free every once in awhile.”     “What’s your favorite part about doing this?”     “What I enjoy the most is seeing an innocent, childlike reaction on an adult’s face: ‘Oh, here‘s something free and there’s no gimmick.’ Of course, some people are suspicious, and I can understand why. Sometimes people join me and start folding paper with me, or someone tells me that they’ve had a really bad night, and I cheered them up.     “Once in a while, someone tries to give me money. I try my best to say, ‘Pass it forward. Do another good deed’, because otherwise it ends in a circle instead of making a spiral. Sometimes that’s the only way people know how to thank you, though. One time an Albanian woman insisted that I take a dollar. She would’ve gotten upset if I hadn’t, and her husband said, ‘Some people just want to thank you that way.’ So now I know when to accept money, which I use to buy more paper.”

portraitsofboston:

     “In my spare time, I go to parks, cafés, and even bars, where I fold paper roses and give them out. I like handing them out for free—I think people need something free every once in awhile.”
     “What’s your favorite part about doing this?”
     “What I enjoy the most is seeing an innocent, childlike reaction on an adult’s face: ‘Oh, here‘s something free and there’s no gimmick.’ Of course, some people are suspicious, and I can understand why. Sometimes people join me and start folding paper with me, or someone tells me that they’ve had a really bad night, and I cheered them up.
     “Once in a while, someone tries to give me money. I try my best to say, ‘Pass it forward. Do another good deed’, because otherwise it ends in a circle instead of making a spiral. Sometimes that’s the only way people know how to thank you, though. One time an Albanian woman insisted that I take a dollar. She would’ve gotten upset if I hadn’t, and her husband said, ‘Some people just want to thank you that way.’ So now I know when to accept money, which I use to buy more paper.”