Pretty Little Planet
There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.
Aristotle (via psych-facts)

"Didn’t you know your daddy’s the best shot in this county?"

You have to be odd to be number one.

Dr. Seuss

This changed me

(via reveriesofawriter)

urgetocreate:

Anders Zorn, River under Old Stone Bridge, 1884, Watercolor

urgetocreate:

Anders Zorn, River under Old Stone Bridge, 1884, Watercolor

freshphotons:

Polka Dotted Clown Weevil (Pachyrrhynchus orbifer). Photographs by Kohichiro Yoshida (1, 2, 3).

landofgay:

warriorofwellness:

hellyeshaley:

These are all so beautiful and functional. 

ah yes, i see the bedroom fandom is growing.  

excellent.

I screamed at the first one

frogmanslightschool:

Zinnia bee.

Their patience with me zooming in on them with a macro lens still amazes me for I haven’t been stung all summer.

Photo by Joanna.

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astronomy-to-zoology:

Wire-crested Thorntail (Discosura popelairii)
…a  rare and striking species of hummingbird which occurs in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Where it inhabits solely inhabits lowland forests, and is not tolerant of secondary habitats. Like most striking plumaged birds wire-crested thorntails are sexually dimorphic with lacking the long “wire” crests and “thorn” tails of males. In typical humming bird fashion wire-crested thorntails feed on nectar from flowers, but will occasionally take insects as well. 
Currently Discosura popelairii is listed as near threatened by the IUCN, as it faces accelerating threats from deforestation in the Amazon Basin. 
Classification
Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Apodiformes-Trochilidae-Discosura-D. popelairii
Image: Bill Bouton

astronomy-to-zoology:

Wire-crested Thorntail (Discosura popelairii)

…a  rare and striking species of hummingbird which occurs in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Where it inhabits solely inhabits lowland forests, and is not tolerant of secondary habitats. Like most striking plumaged birds wire-crested thorntails are sexually dimorphic with lacking the long “wire” crests and “thorn” tails of males. In typical humming bird fashion wire-crested thorntails feed on nectar from flowers, but will occasionally take insects as well. 

Currently Discosura popelairii is listed as near threatened by the IUCN, as it faces accelerating threats from deforestation in the Amazon Basin. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Apodiformes-Trochilidae-Discosura-D. popelairii

Image: Bill Bouton

vwcampervan-aldridge:

Partially Restored Orangery Summer House, Calke Abbey, England
All Original Photography by http://vwcampervan-aldridge.tumblr.com

vwcampervan-aldridge:

Partially Restored Orangery Summer House, Calke Abbey, England

All Original Photography by http://vwcampervan-aldridge.tumblr.com

solangeop:

Ralph Lauren SS 2015

solangeop:

Ralph Lauren SS 2015

tangledwing:

Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird (Loddigesia mirabilis). Spatuletail are endangered birds found only in a small area of Peru. Both pictures are of males with their distinctive disc tail feathers, both of which can be moved independently. Photo credits Max Waugh & Bernardo Roca-Rey Ross. Max sells high quality print.