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Aug 28

sosuperawesome:

Scarves by Shovava

malformalady:

Billions of ‘by-the-wind sailors’ have washed up on beaches on the West Coast of the U.S. Here, a beach in La Push, Washington is littered with their dead bodies. The creatures are known as ‘by-the-wind sailors’, or their scientific name of velella velella, according to the Daily Breeze newspaper in Southern California. The jelly-fish-like creatures each measure around 7-10 cm, are bright blue and distinguished by a gas-filled float that rises above the surface of the water.
Aug 21

malformalady:

Billions of ‘by-the-wind sailors’ have washed up on beaches on the West Coast of the U.S. Here, a beach in La Push, Washington is littered with their dead bodies. The creatures are known as ‘by-the-wind sailors’, or their scientific name of velella velella, according to the Daily Breeze newspaper in Southern California. The jelly-fish-like creatures each measure around 7-10 cm, are bright blue and distinguished by a gas-filled float that rises above the surface of the water.

malformalady:

Python swallows antelope then spews out its dead body as shocked villagers look on
Photo credit: Nitish Bambhaniya
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Jul 27

malformalady:

Python swallows antelope then spews out its dead body as shocked villagers look on

Photo credit: Nitish Bambhaniya

Full set on my Blogspot

malformalady:

Occupational Therapist and clinical researcher Christina Stephens, constructing a prosthetic leg from Lego. Stephens lost her foot after a crush injury. Somebody in Stephens’ research lab joked that she - an amputee - should build a fake leg out of LEGO.
Jul 14

malformalady:

Occupational Therapist and clinical researcher Christina Stephens, constructing a prosthetic leg from Lego. Stephens lost her foot after a crush injury. Somebody in Stephens’ research lab joked that she - an amputee - should build a fake leg out of LEGO.

Jul 8
victoriousvocabulary:

PERVIGILIUM
[noun]
1. a watching all night; a vigil; a night vigil.
2. Pathology: disinclination to sleep; wakefulness.
3. a nocturnal festival in honour of a god, especially the Bona Dea.
Etymology: from Latin, “the vigil”, “a devotional watch”.
[25kartinok - Night Watch]
Jun 29

victoriousvocabulary:

PERVIGILIUM

[noun]

1. a watching all night; a vigil; a night vigil.

2. Pathology: disinclination to sleep; wakefulness.

3. a nocturnal festival in honour of a god, especially the Bona Dea.

Etymology: from Latin, “the vigil”, “a devotional watch”.

[25kartinok - Night Watch]

awwww-cute:

Sore paws and tired legs. Rocky had to be carried over 3 miles back to the trailhead in Desolation Wilderness, CA
Jun 22

awwww-cute:

Sore paws and tired legs. Rocky had to be carried over 3 miles back to the trailhead in Desolation Wilderness, CA

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travelandseetheworld:

Secret Garden, Portland, OregonTravel and see the world
Jun 22

travelandseetheworld:

Secret Garden, Portland, Oregon

Travel and see the world

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inspirewiki:

Ship Rock, New Mexico Sunset by Ronald Soo.
Jun 22

inspirewiki:

Ship Rock, New Mexico Sunset by Ronald Soo.

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Jun 22

tinyhousedarling:

Making Your Own Survival Tin

Here are the specific items I recommend placing in your Altoids or similar sized tin:

  1. Ritter Mk5 CRKT Knife (comes with an Altoids size storage tin): Perhaps the most important item in your kit. This excellent little knife can be used for constructing a shelter, hunting, skinning, a ferro rod striker, and for self-defense.
  2. Nano LED Mini-Flashlight: A great little flashlight. LEDs provide more light and consume less power than traditional lights. Can also be used for signaling. 
  3. Emergency Water Bag (1 Quart): Water is critical as you can only live three days without it. Yes, this item takes up a lot of room in your tin, but it provides an effective way to collect water from natural sources like lakes and streams.
  4. Water Purification Pills (4 ea):  Each pill sterilizes 1 liter of water. Remember to wait the required amount of time for the bacteria to be killed. 
  5. Compass, Button Size: Navigational aid for those who are directionally challenged and for those who are in bad weather and/or poor visibility.
  6. Matches, waterproof (6 ea): Fire is absolutely vital in a survival situation. It can keep you warm, cook your food, sterilize your drinking water, and can be used as another source for light at night. Having a fire is also good for morale and if you’re in a survival situation, that can be pretty important.
  7. Match Striker: Needed to light your matches.  
  8. Cotton Tinder (3 ea): A great fire starting aid. 
  9. Spark-Lite Firestarter (Orange): Another great source for starting fires. Can start 1,000 fires.
  10. Vargo Titanium Whistle:  A durable signaling device to call for help. 
  11. P-38/51 Can Opener: Can also be used as a small cutting tool, ferro rod striker, or flat-bladed screw driver. 
  12. Tin Foil: Can be used in cooking, for signaling, for collecting water, or as a drinking cup.
  13. Duct Tape: A multipurpose gem and a MacGyver favorite. Duct tape can be used for repairs, restraining, affixing, and attaching. It’s use is limited only by your imagination.
  14. Fishing Kit: Small assortment of hooks and sinkers. You gotta eat and being able to fish may help with the boredom, too.
  15. Fishing Line, 20ft (bobbin): Can be used not only for fishing, but also for clothing repairs, and for stitching up deep cuts.  
  16. Alcohol Wipes (1 ea): For cleaning wounds and as a fire starting aid. 
  17. Band Aid (1 ea): For cuts, abrasions, and blisters.
  18. Butterfly sutures (1 ea): For closing up cuts and wounds. 
  19. Needle: For digging out deep splinters and along with a little fishing line can be used to stitch up wounds and repair clothing.  
  20. Benadryl (2 ea): Allergy season can be rough! Also great for allergic reactions to stings. 
  21. Imodium AD (1 ea): For when you get a bad case of the runs from bad food or water. 
  22. Aleve (2 ea): Pain Killer and Relaxer. 
  23. Safety Pin: Perfect for securing items to your clothing, removing deep splinters, and for making temporary repairs to clothing.
  • Ranger Band: Essentially a giant rubber band cut from an old bicycle inner-tube and used to secure the tin. Can be used as a small tourniquet or as part of a sling-shot. 

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maghrabiyya:

Amazigh village
High Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Jun 22

maghrabiyya:

Amazigh village

High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

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installator:

"A giant statue of actress Marilyn Monroe was dumped at a garbage collecting company in Guigang, China. The almost 30-foot tall stainless steel statue, which weighs about eight tons, was made by several Chinese artists over two years, based on the famous scene from her movie "The Seven Year Itch.’" (nbcnews.com)
Jun 19

installator:

"A giant statue of actress Marilyn Monroe was dumped at a garbage collecting company in Guigang, China. The almost 30-foot tall stainless steel statue, which weighs about eight tons, was made by several Chinese artists over two years, based on the famous scene from her movie "The Seven Year Itch.’" (nbcnews.com)

Jun 16

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Jun 16

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Jun 16

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