be kind to nature

[Image of a plant sprouting from a layer of dead leaves. Its flowers are highlighted in purple.]

This layer of decay
Won’t stand in my way

like honey

the way syllables sometimes
stick to the roof of your mouth
then slowly trickle down
like honey

where thoughts once flowed
on the page like driftwood
floating downstream
pages soaked
in what used to be
soakedinstickyhoney

writing poetry is like
trying to open
a jar of honey
tightly sealed
contracting muscles
involuntarily this
is what it’s like
to write poetry in
sticky honey that
has now spread
like the letters of a crossword,
a puddle of syllables
glistening by my feet
collecting shards
of what
used to
be

- s.d.t // 3.24.17

i was inspired by [krisna’s introduction of their beautiful boy]  to make kind of a, uh, ‘meet my watcher’ blurb?

saffron is a nature godlike who was born and sold by her elven parents into slavery in aedyr but freed from slavery in ixamitl when she was sixteen; she was a beekeeper and painter until she took a detour to the dyrwood to chase a mage who took advantage of her friendliness to drug her and saw off her horn, which she is very anxious to get back. saf’s had cipher abilities for as long as she can remember, but dislikes automatically being able to sense how other people are feeling - she never really used her cipher abilities until being thrown into conflict in the dyrwood, but necessity dictates. otherwise, she usually wields greatswords and has the biceps to match - in slight comical contrast to the fact that she’s pretty short, even by elven height standards.

despite being viewed by many of her past masters (and even regular people after being freed) as dumb like the animals she resembles, saf is very intelligent and has cultivated a very laidback attitude towards most things in life. she dislikes yelling, but can and will step into situations when she feels the need. despite being very empathetic to people’s problems and emotions, she has pretty bad issues with letting people close to her, as her past experiences have informed her that most people only care about her in the context of thinking she’s strange and exotic - not because they actually like her as a person. she is still warm and friendly towards most and goes out of her way to assist people because she believes that (almost) everyone deserves help when they need it, but has issues actually believing that anyone genuinely cares about her.

anonymous asked:

omg it breaks my heart to see you calling yourself 'ugly' my WORD you are anything but! i know my opinion shouldn't matter and that i can't change the way you see yourself, but honestly, regardless of whether you actually do have wonky features (as far as i can tell u don't anyway) you are so so lovely looking! so natural, so pure, such a sweet and kind and gorgeous looking face! xxx

this is a really sweet message thank you … ❤️

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hello! last month i went to lowes and bought these two succulents off of the clearance section, so naturally they were kind of dead and weird. i’m trying to save them and a few weeks ago i repotted them in this tofu container with regular soil just for the time being. they don’t stand up on their own, so i’ve been leaning them up against another pot. just today i picked up the container and that succulent on the top left fell right out of the soil. i give them as much sunlight as i can and water them about once a week. how can i save both of them and help make them good as new?? thanks in advance :)

Hello! I think this one is very etiolated, maybe it won’t grow roots from the bottom of the stem anymore. Just lay it flat on the soil (kinda like your first pic but on soil), wherever there are leaf joined to the stem it will grow roots from there. Don’t water it too much while waiting for roots to grow, just keep the soil moist but not soggy. Pink/white roots should start appearing within a few weeks and they will find their way into the soil on their own… after that you can continue watering deeply once a week :) Once the plant has roots it can focus on producing new leaves, and once it grows a nice rosette at the top you can always cut that off for a pretty looking succulent! This looks like a graptopetalum paraguayense, which is quite a resilient plant so hopefully with some time it will recover !
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To say that acting is a form of enlightenment is not something I can say flippantly. Through the productions, so many things came about that made me grow as an actress. Acting to me is in truth not really a natural lifestyle, and I do have another kind of life I want to live. I am a person who feeds and lives on memories. However, being an actress has made my life so much more abundant. I think that I want to be an actress who can show love for others through my projects.  In productions, there are actors who are able to create the kind of characters who capture the love of the audience, enough so that they are missed long after the drama is finished. That is the kind of actress I dream to become as well.

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Wait for me to come home. - 24/1/16

☽ MOON SIGNS
  • Find out your moon sign: http://tinyurl.com/gnqqxlj
  • Moon in Aries: Wild and instinctual nature, imaginary delirium, "the soul on fire".
  • Moon in Taurus: Uncomplicated sensitivity, desire for simplicity, pacifistic soul and steady feelings.
  • Moon in Gemini: Inconsistent tendencies, versatility, self-expression, playful and erratic nature.
  • Moon in Cancer: Receptive nature, attachment to the familiar and comfortable, and a poetic soul.
  • Moon in Leo: Ardent and generous nature, radiant sensitivity, and creative vibes.
  • Moon in Virgo: Subtle fragility, guarded sensitivity, discrete nature, and self-doubt issues.
  • Moon in Libra: Refined nature, easily tempted, remarkable kindness, and an artistic persona.
  • Moon in Scorpio: Psychic sensitivity, obsessive tendencies and a secretive, stoic nature.
  • Moon in Sagittarius: Vivid imagination, a "push to the great and distant", and a wandering nature.
  • Moon in Capricorn: Fierce ambitions, developed sense of self-respect, and reluctant sensitivity.
  • Moon in Aquarius: A zealous ideologue, irreverently passionate nature, and emotional dissociation.
  • Moon in Pisces: The epitome of sensitivity, impressionable nature, and humanitarian aspirations.

This is the standard of keeping ball pythons. Its the most common technique, and it IS widly spread.

We can do better than this. This kind of stuff doesnt allow for a range of natural behaviors. It makes us look like animal abusers. Yes, the animals survive, but they cannot thrive in this setting. There’s literally not enough room for even one of them to stretch all the way out.

We can do better. We have to do better because this isn’t good for the animals health wise, or even mentally. It also gives HSUS and PETA more grounds to ban reptiles as pets.

Enrichment provides animals with an outlet for natural behaviors and promotes healthy animals. There are tons of studies on the benefits of enrichment- it’s not an extra step- it’s necessary for the good of the animal and is part of proper husbandry.

Dont be like this picture; dare to do more.

(image source purposely withheld)

He’s talking about the tango scene, hehe.

N7 Day is approaching!! Which means there will be a slight increase of silly Mass Effect doodles in my art blog woooo~~~

A bull ant, also known as a bulldog ant, scoping its area on a rock. While these ants can be highly vicious, this one didn’t mind having its photo taken. There are many kinds of bull ants, some can even jump similar to a flea… Which I did not find amusing when I got bitten by them as a kid. 

Not only do these ants pack a powerful bite, but they will sting at the same time with their abdomen. It is incredibly painful… Geez was it painful.

They’re a very large ant, ranging from 8mm-40mm. Instead of building their own nest, they’ll invade an already inhabited nest and keep it for their own.

We came across many of these on Mt Gulaga, but they never paid us any attention, luckily. We kept to ourselves and they kept to themselves.

I think they’re magnificent creatures.

These have been drafted for way too long for me to not have them done. Buuuut I kinda wanted to get a couple long/difficult prompts out of the way first. Here you go! It’s my first time writing Reinhardt and Roadhog oh god oh man oh god

Cw: Blood

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