elephant stand

aliciarain asked:

3. The person you would never want to meet? 14. What is your current desktop picture? {or I guess lock screens would work too} 16. The last song you listened to?

3. hmmm I guess I wouldn’t ever want to meet someone who is a giant asshole. or self centered. can’t really think of any “celebs” that I wouldn’t wanna meet, even though idrc about meeting celebs anymore

14. currently my desktop pic is one of the Mac ones and my lock screen is a pic I took of Matt Shultz from cage the elephant while he was standing on top of the crowd next to me!!

16. last song I listened to was treat me like your mother by the dead weather

Rule #1: Always post the rules. 
Rule #2: Answer the questions the person who tagged you wrote, then write 11 new ones
Rule #3: Tag 11 people to answer your questions. Tag them and the person who tagged you so they all know what’s going down. I was tagged by ohmyvengers

Questions for me:

1. What would you hypothetically name your firstborn son? Clint, Grant or Jeremy I believe. 

2. Favorite DC superhero?

Green Arrow 

3. Favorite Marvel Superhero?

Toss up between Cap and Hawkeye 

4. Have you ever walked out on a movie? Which one and Why?

I waled out of Water for the Elephants. I cannot stand the abuse of animals or people.

5. If you were is a song without lyrics, which one would you be?

Up is down by Hanz Zimmer 

6. Unicorns or Dragons?

Dragons 

7. Do you have any special or unique talents, mundane or divine?

A+ child wrangler and photographer 

8. What’s currently your biggest peeve in life?

People asking what I’m doing after May. 

9. How would you describe your fandom generally?

A whole lot of panic and anger. 

10. Chose and Image:

This one! I mean he looks so annoyed. 

11. Are you gonna steal the Declaration of Independence? 

Yes, Yes I am. 


Your questions 

1. You who you marry, frick frack, or kill in your famdom?

2. Name your top three OTP’s 

3. What is your favorite quote from your fandom(s)? 

4. If you could only listen to one music album for the rest of your life what would it be? 

5. Something about your fandom you love and something you hate. 

6. How to you find your current fandom(s)? 

7. Something you liked that surprised you.

8. What are you currently watching on Netflix? 

9. If you could be any magical creature what would it be? 

10. Tell me a headcannon. 

11. What is your favorite Nic Cage movie? 

Tagging 

ohmyvengers

lancer-chulainn

jeremyloverobsessedmoi

brbshittoavenge

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JOB 4–5 – ELEPHANT AND TERMITE THINKING

JOB 4–5 – THE ELEPHANT AND THE TERMITE

JOB 4–5 – ELEPHANT AND TERMITE THINKING

Elephant and Termite Thinking © Ross Cochrane

1. HEAVY FEET OF JUDGMENT, SMALL MINDED

I was aware of the elephant standing in the shadows long before I actually saw it. It’s distinctive shape and enormous size could not be disguised, though it’s dark shades of grey blended in with the early mist of the morning. Surprisingly, I was not overly disturbed, ……

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Love me some elephants. They stand for mental strength and bring luck. I also endearingly refer to my papa as an elephant and he calls me cow (moo-moo). This gorgeous painting is by @evelyn_henson and available for purchase. #elephant #buddha #art #artist #paint #color #strength #luck #rainbow by genavieveshingle

Photo by Mattias Klum @mattiasklumofficial.
Two baby elephants cuddle in front of my camera in Selous, Tanzania. Young elephants spend a lot of time playing by chasing and pulling each others tails. They splash and spray each other with water and mud. They often “trunk wrestle” and practice fighting in pushing and pulling competitions. Go to @mattiasklumofficial to see the magificent selous landscape where I took this photograph of the playing elephant calfs.

Elephant babies can usually stand and walk within an hour of birth and if a calf loses its mother the other females in the group will take care of it. The bond between a baby elephant and its mother is frequently described as the closest of any animal on earth. One might think this is just another cute animal picture but, in my opinion, it’s another reminder that it’s not just humans that can show compassion, empathy and caring. Perhaps it´s finally time for us humans to realize that other species are much more advanced than what we used to know, aknowledge and believe. #elephants #babies #calfs #poaching #selous #savetheelephants #tanzania #play #caretakers #instagood @natgeo @thephotosociety by natgeo http://ift.tt/1F5Mj6q

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Photo by Mattias Klum @mattiasklumofficial.
Two baby elephants cuddle in front of my camera in Selous, Tanzania. Young elephants spend a lot of time playing by chasing and pulling each others tails. They splash and spray each other with water and mud. They often “trunk wrestle” and practice fighting in pushing and pulling competitions. Go to @mattiasklumofficial to see the magificent selous landscape where I took this photograph of the playing elephant calfs.

Elephant babies can usually stand and walk within an hour of birth and if a calf loses its mother the other females in the group will take care of it. The bond between a baby elephant and its mother is frequently described as the closest of any animal on earth. One might think this is just another cute animal picture but, in my opinion, it’s another reminder that it’s not just humans that can show compassion, empathy and caring. Perhaps it´s finally time for us humans to realize that other species are much more advanced than what we used to know, aknowledge and believe. #elephants #babies #calfs #poaching #selous #savetheelephants #tanzania #play #caretakers #instagood @natgeo @thephotosociety

Reading Chip and Dan Heath’s _Switch_. I maintain that, “A trainer in California taught six elephants to stand in a line and urinate on command, and they hadn’t even completed a Myers-Briggs.” is my favorite sentence in a business book to date.

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Secret Garden - Solange Azagury-Partridge

“A collection of five precious objects designed as jewellery boxes. The box becomes the jewels.

A greenhouse of enamel plique-à-jour with gold structures forming geometric motifs [first two photos]. A small bird on the roof is ready to fly away. The walls taken apart form two identical cuffs for the wrist and the roof becomes a bowl for marshmallows [third photo]. The floor is paved with diamond, opal and obsidian and, when pulled out, its centre becomes a pendant [fifth photo]. This miniature Orangerie has trees, statuary and a bench to sit on and contemplate life. Some shoes have been left behind after a party. An umbrella is left in an elephant foot stand in case it is raining when you leave [fourth photo].This hothouse sits on a lotus leaf made of rose quartz and aventurine.”

More Solange Azagury-Partridge here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

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Over the past week I’ve been working with the amazing crew of Ideas United on a series of promo shoots for the Smithsonian. This job was an amazing opportunity, not just to work with my favorite crew, but also to see things that very few people outside of the Smithsonian staff ever get to see.

You read that tag right- this skull belongs to the elephant shot and killed by President Teddy Roosevelt, and the elephant who now stands in the central rotunda of the Natural History Museum in Washington DC.

More amazing behinds the scenes photos to come!

I cannot stand small talk, because I feel like there’s an elephant standing in the room shitting all over everything and nobody is saying anything. I’m just dying to say, “Hey, do you ever feel like jumping off a bridge?” or “Do you feel an emptiness inside your chest at night that is going to swallow you?” But you can’t say that at a cocktail party.
—  Paul Gilmartin, The Mental Illness Happy Hour
[As] the world tumbles lazily, it is revealed as the Discworld - flat, circular, and carried through space on the back of four elephants who stand on the back of Great A’tuin, the only turtle ever to feature on the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram, a turtle ten thousand miles long, dusted with the frost of dead comets, meteor-pocked, albedo-eyed. No one knows the reason for all this, but it is probably quantum.
Much that is weird could happen on a world on the back of a turtle like that.
It’s happening already.
—  Pyramids, Terry Pratchett.
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poem

By Seth Taylor

An Elephant trunk umbrella stand
stands close to the door
bars sulphur smelling
water buckets
As mahogany stairs
climb aristocratically
descend to lower levels
we are now at the lowest
we now have council
we have made true
our winging south
as heat rises
clouds form

Hiking in Doi Inthanon - A Day Trip from Chiang Mai

Hiking in Doi Inthanon – A Day Trip from Chiang Mai

We love exploring new cities and Chiang Mai was no exception. We also love escaping the hustle and bustle to get some fresh air and exercise. Thus, Doi Inthanon was the perfect daytrip – ‘doi’ is Thai for mountain and Inthanon is the name of a beloved king in the late 19th century whose ashes are buried beneath the shrine.

Elephants stand guard at the entrance to the shrine.

They also form a…

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The late Sir Terry Pratchett might not have been as well-known as his modern day contemporaries, but he was still a fairly well-known author in his own right. He was most well-known for creating the Discworld series of books. The Discworld series tells the tale of a fantasy world in a shape of a disc lying on the back of four elephants, standing on the shell of the great space turtle A’tuin. Read more here: http://nerdipop.co.za/terry-pratchett-bad-ass/

Sir Terry Pratchett: Bad Ass

The late Sir Terry Pratchett might not have been as well-known as his modern day contemporaries, but he was still a fairly well-known author in his own right. He was most well-known for creating the Discworld series of books. The Discworld series tells the tale of a fantasy world in a shape of a disc lying on the back of four elephants, standing on the shell of the great space turtle A’tuin. Read more here: http://nerdipop.co.za/terry-pratchett-bad-ass/