Watch out – those beautiful orange strands pack a punch! 

Some nudibranchs eat hydroids and anemones, which have stinging cells in their tentacles. When they eat the stinging cells, these nudibranchs can transfer some of them to their cerata, reusing their prey’s defense mechanism as their own. This nudibranch was spotted in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. 

(Photo: Geoff Ehlers)

🌱Jörð Devotional Tips🌱

 These are ways I personally honor Jörð and my personal associations with offerings. If you have something negative to say keep it to yourself, these are personal and work for me.

Originally posted by wiccangoddes

  • Be fully appreciative and happy in your body, inhabiting it without shame, worries, or anxieties about how it looks or how well it will function.
  • Pick up litter in your local park or playgrounds.
  • Go for a walk and take some time appreciate all the forms of earth you around you.
  • Gather fallen leaves and branches and use them in your practice or create something with them.
  • Listen to sounds of nature whether you step outside or listen to a soundscape.
  • Open a window and smell the fresh air.
  • Get an indoor houseplant.
  • Go for a walk barefoot and feel the dirt between your toes.
  • Eat berries/plants gathered from the wild! Be careful about it and make sure you know what you’re picking.
  • Actually take a class on gathering wild plants just to be safe.
  • Drink herbal and floral teas.
  • Do your best to used reused or recycled goods. Recycle!
  • Be nurturing and compassionate towards others.
  • Decorate your hearth in things that remind you of the Earth or found items from your walks!
  • Eat raw fruits and vegetables.
  • Every time you learn about a new tree or flower give her thanks.
  • Wear earthy colors when you want to feel close to her.
  • Light earthy incense like pine, musk, cedar wood, and sandal wood when you pray to her.
  • Volunteer at a woman’s shelter or pregnancy crisis center.
I just want to say that I love frogs

they have faces that make it look like they’re just listening to you rly well

and some of them like to hide in the water with a bit of nose sticking out, like a teeny alligator just waiting to getcha

I mean, even when they haven’t hatched yet, they’re adorable. such smols

they come in lots of different shapes and sizes, like smallmouth round

and bigmouth round

some are rly bright colors to say “pls do not eat me, I am a danger!”

and some look like glowy stars

lookit this one’s foldy toes!!

!! and the bumpy belly!

sometimes they even tuck their legs in like cats do

and let’s not forget they do the thing when they make noise!

frogs are such good creatures

An open letter to Ladybug

I have some thoughts regarding the whole Dark Cupid debacle.  Specifically, this:

  • you know Chat Noir loves you
  • due to the fact that he (almost) told you
  • not 10 minutes before
  • his intention obviously got through by the look on your face
  • then you decided “hey, true love’s kiss is a thing”
  • and used that tired trope to free him
  • on one hand, yay it worked?
  • on the other, y’all are gonna have a Talk if he ever finds out you did that
  • here’s the thing
  • you’re chasing after a guy you’re only sorta friends with
  • you can’t even string a coherent sentence together around him half the time
  • while this sweet, brave, stupidly attractive boy LOVES YOU
  • you talk to him, laugh with him and even flirt with him
  • we’ve all seen the flirts, Ladybug
  • you literally just broke a spell using True Love’s Kiss
  • which means not only does he love you, but you’re his true love
  • or he’s yours
  • think about that
  • *mic drop*