Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures
Tiger vs. Dustbuster
THIS TIGER IS FRIGHTENED OF A DUSTBUSTER I’M CRY
THATS THE EXACT SAME BODY LANGUAGE AND REACTION A LITTLE HOUSE CAT WOULD HAVE I LOVE KITTIES SO MUCH
You deserve good things.
You deserve to be loved.
You deserve to feel worthy.
You deserve to be treated well.
Anyone who treats you as less than that is the problem: not you.
I was going to get mad at everyone in my art class for wasting expensive paint but then I got distracted by how pretty it was
Stunning photos of the “supermoon”
People around the world last night were witness to the same “supermoon”, the biggest full moon of the year.
The moon was at its biggest at 02:00 BJT in China, drawing many locals from their beds to take creative and stunning photos.
As one of the most anticipated astronomical phenomenons, the mega sized moon only appears when a full moon coincides with its closest approach to the earth. At it’s closest point, the moon is only 356,000 kilometers from the Earth.
The “supermoon” only happens once every 14 months. So if you’ve missed this one you’ll have to wait until September next year.
I watched this 4 minute video about how reintroducing wolves to Yellowstone park literally changed everything about the park and just sat there for another two minutes, mouth open and teary eyed and amazed. Definitely worth a watch.
it’s amazing how the earth itself changed in response to wildlife…
they’re very proud
I really want to talk about what’s going on in the first panel.
Growing between the towns of Grana and Casorzo in Italy’s Piemonte region, the Bialbero de Casorzo is an old mulberry tree with a cherry tree growing on top. While a tree growing on another tree is not so uncommon, a fully-grown, perfectly robust tree growing atop another is a super-rare sight.
If a plant grows non-parasitically on another plant, getting its nutrients from the air, rain, and debris around it rather than from its host, it’s known as an epiphyte. In the case of the Bialbero de Casorzo, the cherry tree on top is the epiphyte, and a strangely healthy one at that - while most epiphytes are stunted and have just a brief lifespan, this cherry tree is as big as any regular cherry tree, and shows no signs of weakness or disease.
Exactly how it got up there is a mystery, but according to OddityCentral, locals have suggested that a bird dropped a seed into the mulberry tree, and as the young cherry tree grew, its roots passed through its host’s hollow trunk to find the soft earth below. The branches of this ‘double-tree’ now stretch up to 5 metres across.
While in the 1960s it was rumoured that a similar double tree was growing in Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park - this time a peach and a spruce tree - its presence remains unconfirmed, so right now our Italian double can enjoy the status of being the most impressive two-tiered tree in the world.http://www.sciencealert.com.au/features/20140608-25978-2.html