windandwater replied to your photo: windandwater: mushrooms by Pasi…

Friday, October 13th, 2017

U KNOW WHEN YOU ALMOST SMASH THE LIKE BUTTON ON YOUR OWN POST

Yes. Yes I do know.

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windandwater replied to your photo: windandwater: It isn’t to see Elves now,…

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

oh I saw your tags after I replied to you–thank you for them, they are lovely and true and perfect.

I like all your Tolkien-quote posts a lot, but that one made me dig up the book so I could appreciate it with the supporting context. Thanks again for it.

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windandwater replied to your post “My BEST posts of 2016” disappointed this is…

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

windandwater
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“My BEST posts of 2016”

disappointed this is not all just a long list of lichen pictures. get your shit together.

What can I say? The mob is fickle in its affections.

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windandwater replied to your post: imaginarycircus replied to your link: … I…

Friday, November 18th, 2016

windandwater replied to your postimaginarycircus replied to your link:

I can’t help but feel like the next two months we are waiting on the edge of a precipice, the deep breath before the storm, the moment just before the last stroke of doom

“And as they stood so, their hands met and clasped, though they did not know it.”

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windandwater replied to your post:For sciencetoo goddamn long? here’s my question: if you reply…

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
windandwater replied to your post:For science

too goddamn long? here’s my question: if you reply within the reply box to a reply someone left you, does tumblr notify them or does your reply to the reply disappear into the void? HELP ME, SCIENCE

Good question. Did you get notified of this?

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HEY HEY HEY HEY I FORGOT TO TELL YOU!!!! I went to the Met for the first time last week and I WENT INTO THE SARGENT ROOM. HOLY FLYING SHIT. YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ART BUT LASDKJFSLAKDJFSLDAFKJ THOSE PORTRAITS THOSE. PORTRAITS. IN. FUCKING. CREDIBLE. I WANTED TO SPEND H O U R S THERE JUST IN THAT ROOM OMFG OMFUCKINGGOD.

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Wow. If I’m thinking of the same room (which I faux-visited via that Google museum-view thing), you were pretty much in Sargent heaven. Um:

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That room? envyenvyenvyenvy…

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Thursday, January 1st, 2015

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paintingsforants: Day 345 : Occasionally you may find a…

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

paintingsforants:

Day 345 : Occasionally you may find a leatherback turtle and perhaps even a green sea turtle hatchling (pictured here) stranded around the Cape Town coast. The Two Oceans Aquarium will be able to rehabilitate these babies. 🐢 25 x 27 mm. #365postcardsforants #wdc624 #miniature #watercolour #seaturtle #greenseaturtle #capetown (at Two Oceans Aquarium)

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windandwater replied to your photoset:”Whatever happens, don’t… let… go!” omg I just got so excited…

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

omg I just got so excited I LOVE this movie

Yeah, same. :-)

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windandwater replied to your photoset:The Selfie Museum #1 I’ve been getting more into… lol…

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

lol does it qualify as a selfie if your dad took it when you were a baby? but glad you liked it :D

“Selfie” loosely defined. I mean, it is you, and you did post it on your blog. And it’s such a cute photo.

Thanks for sharing it.

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windandwater replied to your post “how i use tumblr” this was interesting, and now I’m…

Monday, August 11th, 2014

windandwater replied to your post “how i use tumblr”

this was interesting, and now I’m fascinated to know your headcanons! also: is “lies tumblr url” the tag you look in for replies to you etc.?

Continuing in the manner I started (by which I mean, trying to be honest), I was guilty of some hyperbole with that line. I don’t have that much headcanon for each of my 98 follows. But the ones for whom I don’t are the new, probationary ones. For those I’ve followed for a while (you, for instance), I’ve got a whole boatload of associations.

I’ve already shared some personal headcanon privately in response to that post. Maybe I’ll post some publicly? I have to think about it. It’s potentially creepy. Which, as you now know, is an issue.

But yeah, I’ll work on that. Thanks for the note.

P.S. Oh, yeah. “#lies tumblr url” started out as my tag for answering covetous teens who wanted the ‘lies’ Tumblr URL. But some others seem to use it for general tagging of things related to me, so I’ve started (narcissistically) doing the same.

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themagicfarawayttree: The Green Sea Turtle …

Friday, November 29th, 2013

themagicfarawayttree:

The Green Sea Turtle …

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textless: Mushroom season in the San Juan Mountains Southwest…

Thursday, October 10th, 2013


Amanita muscaria, or fly agaric, is poisonous (and supposedly psychoactive).


King bolete are edible and can be enormous.


A jeweled puffball.


Witch’s cap mushroom.


Chanterelle

textless:

Mushroom season in the San Juan Mountains

Southwest Colorado is a mix of high desert and mountains.  It is generally arid, though winters can be snowy and summer monsoons can bring sudden, soaking rains

If the monsoon is good, dozens of varieties of mushrooms will pop up in the San Juan mountains in late summer.  Some mushrooms will still be around after the first snow, but the peak of the season lasts from mid-August through early September.

During mushroom season, you’ll see huge patches of Amanita muscaria, and king bolete (or porcino) mushrooms as big as a plate, along with puffballs, chanterelles, and so many more.

Permits are required to take more than three pounds of mushrooms from the national forest, but the cost is nominal.  And looking is free.

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This is an entry for The American Guide.

More about collecting forest products in San Juan National Forest here.

I know someone who’s going to like this.

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latimes: How did turtles end up with shells?It’s a question…

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013


A Loggerhead sea turtle named Gal Handless is moved into a large case at the rescue center for sea turtles as it is transferred to the Istanbul Aquarium.


A turtle watches the play on the 18th hole during the final round of the Insperity Championship at the Woodlands Country Club in Texas.


A leatherback turtle heads back into the ocean after burying her clutch of eggs in the sand at daybreak on a narrow strip of beach in Grande Riviere, Trinidad.

latimes:

How did turtles end up with shells?

It’s a question that’s hounded scientists for years, who have long offered competing theories about how the reptile’s iconic shells came to be in the first place.

But with the release of a new study in the journal Current Biology, there’s new evidence that shells emerged as the ribs of certain reptiles began growing broader and straighter. A video demonstrating this theory can be seen below:

So much for our theory about ooze being involved.

And as per usual, read more over at Science Now.

Photos: David McFadden / Associated Press, Scott Halleran, Uriel Sinai / Getty Images

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biologicalmarginalia: The Harlech Turtle, a 916 kg Leatherback…

Friday, June 21st, 2013

biologicalmarginalia:

The Harlech Turtle, a 916 kg Leatherback Seaturtle that washed up in Wales in 1988. Some sources (such as Bright) describe this as the “largest known leatherback”, but that’s because they didn’t pay very close attention to units. This turtle had a very impressive total dorsal curved length of 2.91 meters, but the curved carapace length was only 1.59 meters; straight carapace length is a much better measure, and Leatherbacks apparently average 1.32–1.78 m SCL, with a maximum of at least 1.98 or possibly even 2.43 meters, according to Ernst and Lovich. So just how much do the largest leatherbacks weight?!

Bright, M. (1989) There are Giants in the Sea.

Whoa.

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dendroica: Two green turtles look as if they are kissing while…

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

dendroica:

Two green turtles look as if they are kissing while swimming off the coast of Tenerife, Spain Picture: Montse Grillo / Barcroft Media (via Pictures of the day: 14 May 2013 – Telegraph)

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nationalaquarium: Happy World Turtle Day!

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013


Common Snapping Turtle

nationalaquarium:

Happy World Turtle Day!

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duskofday: Rhodotus palmatus

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

duskofday:

Rhodotus palmatus

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Reblogging for reasons.

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Reblogging for reasons.

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