kilimanjaro mount

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Cat Grant Appreciation Week // Day 1: Favorite Scene

That was mean and horrible… What I did to you, Ms. Grant.
Oh, please. I’ve base jumped Mount Kilimanjaro. Do you really think you scared me? Well, okay, yes, you did scare me.
I know I scared the whole city. And now I’m so afraid that I’m never gonna win them back.

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Giant groundsel - Dendrosenecio kilimanjari

The giant groundsels are an interesting plant genus, only growing on mountain ridges in Africa: D. kilimanjari is only known to grow on Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania). 

Every species in the Dendrosenecio genus has its own isolated habitat and show signs of adaptation to their own environment; they are a perfect example of Adaptive Speciation. The “flying islands” of these mountain ridges are extremely cold and very dry (since the actually grow above the clouds), so the plants have invested in some adaptations like:

  • Natural anti-freeze components
  • Thick succulent-like leaves
  • Isolation by retaining dead leaves on their stem

Plantae - Angiosperms - Eudicots - Asteraceae - Senecioneae - Dendrosenecio - D. kilimanjari

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Mount Kilimanjaro- Tanzania

Mt Kilimanjaro, an inactive volcano in Tanzania, near the border of Kenya, is the highest point in Africa. 

It is one of the most sought after trekking destinations in the world.

Though the mountain itself does not boast a great number of animals, buffaloes, elephants, and leopards can be seen in certain areas of the mountain.

It doesn’t register until after he hits solid ground, scrabbling to his knees and clutching a heaving chest as he cries out Sam’s name. And then Castiel remembers: a woman. Blood dripping from her fingers. An insidiously chirpy accent. A blinding burst of pure white.

A banishing sigil.

Slowly, he stands on his own two feet, pawing at the walls and squinting at the iridescent glare of lights along what appears to be an empty corridor, every bit as cold and sterile as the angels inhabiting this place.

He’s back in heaven.

Castiel isn’t certain how he ended up here—he expected the Mojave Desert; the inside of Mount Kilimanjaro, perhaps—or more importantly, why. But that doesn’t stop him from immediately making his next move, a flurry of trench coat behind him as he calls up the intra-celestial transit for the residential district.

He visits the D sector.

There are other plaques with the name Dean Winchester, although none display the birthdate belonging to his Dean. For a brief moment, Castiel can feel his heart begin to sink into his stomach, but he squares his shoulders and steels himself. There could be other explanations: maybe Dean hasn’t made it through processing yet. Yes, that must be it. Amara had left a massacre in her wake; even with the few reapers that stuck around after Death’s passing, there could be an entire backlog of souls waiting to cross over. Dean could still be in limbo; Dean could be—

“Not on the list,” the head of Intake Operations says pointedly, barely glancing over her monitor to look Castiel in the eye.

Were he human and in need of a functioning cardiovascular system, his heart skips so many beats that he’d be pronounced clinically dead. “What do you mean?” His knuckles whiten, insides churning. “How is that possible?”

“I mean he’s not on the list,” she repeats, slower this time, as if Castiel’s brain were made of dried dung. “A man with his track record…surely you’ve considered there’s a reason for that.”

Darkness creeps up along the edge of his sight, his fists clenching and head spinning. No. No, that—she’s wrong. She has to be wrong. Because that means…

“Dean Winchester"—he’s shaking so hard, he’s nearly spewing at her through gritted teeth, tunnel vision turning from black to red—"is a better man than you. Better than…than all of you!” He gestures wildly to the rest of the room as everyone freezes, all eyes on him, and let them stare—let them. “You were all willing to just…give up, and he—”

His hands fall to his sides, the tears bitter on his lips. He couldn’t teach fish to read poetry.

What could fish possibly know about love?

Castiel exits—less than gracefully, he’ll admit—but he thinks that if he stays one moment longer, they’ll have to drag him away after testing his right swing on any angel within a ten-foot radius. Because now he gets it; he gets the anger and the fear and why Dean was always so quick to throw himself into the fray. He gets what it feels like to be used as a punching bag and what it feels like finally want to punch back. He gets why Dean always fought tooth and nail for everything he wanted and—

Oh, Dean.

But instead of that deep, unrequited ache, suddenly, a surge of warmth blooms in the hollow of his chest, a familiar longing calling out to him.

There’s someone you’re gonna wanna meet, Mom. He’s a little dorky, but I think you’ll like him. ‘Cause you were right all along.

An angel really has been watching over me.

I’ve seen some racebent pictures of Elsa and Anna, and they were beautiful, but they were basically dark-skinned Arendellans. What I’d like to see is an African!Elsa au, where Elsa is Tanzanian and she builds her ice castle on Mount Kilimanjaro.

anonymous asked:

3 & 9 (since they go hand in hand!)

3. tattoos i have

none :(

9. tattoos i want

i plan on climbing mount kilimanjaro, so if i do that im gonna get a tattoo of the mountain :)

Archipelago

Pairing: Fleur Delacour x Hermione Granger aka fleurmione

Written for: The Rairpairsnet Monthly Challenge

Words: ~1400

I mean??? Fleurmione??? I was gonna write Daphne x Hermione but it just wasn’t happening so Fleurmione it is whoops


She does the precise opposite of what everyone expects her to do, and it contradicts her entire history of logical decisions and responsible actions, of follow-through, in one fell swoop.

The war is hardly over and she is packing and this time it is just one rucksack. A plain bag that sits comfortably around her shoulders and rests snuggly against her lower back. It has the bare necessities; she refuses to take even one single book after a year on the run with an entire library that, made weightless by magic or not, had slowly but surely crushed her under their weight, compressed the disks of her spine until the atoms just simply could not be forced any closer together. Her chest felt bound, her ribs a container too small for her organs, for her heart and it was breathtaking and painstaking and it was crippling, crippling, crippling.

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  • Kara: *Walks into the club*
  • Winn: *Holy shit...is that Kara?"
  • James: "What? Where that bitch at?"
  • Kara: *Walks up to James and touches him all over. Lust in her eyes*
  • James: "I..uh..Kara...? We can't...no."
  • Kara: "Come on...I want you James. Right here.. Right now."
  • Winn: "I'm gonna just watch how far this goes."
  • Kara: "I want you, screw all the bitches up in this club. You're mine!"
  • James: "This is just...not you Kara. I can't. I just can't do this! You're scaring me girl!"
  • Kara: "Wtf? You serious? Whatever, you can't handle my sexy ass anyway. This is why Lucy left you!" *Walks out of club*
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  • Kara: "I'm sorry I threw you off the balcony Ms. Grant. I hope I didn't scare you?"
  • Cat Grant: "Bitch Please, I base jumped off Mount Kilimanjaro, I could handle you ANY day..ANY time. As a matter of fact.. I dare you to do it again. Now come hither…"