A little video of the prep work I’m doing on an Oligocene land tortoise from around 30myo. This great specimen of Stylemys nebrascensis was found in the White River Badlands of Pennington County, South Dakota. I’m planning a trip out there this July. Still a lot more prep on this one to go but I love the colours on the shell.
“You weren’t afraid to passionately talk about what you loved. You would break out of your introverted shell just long enough to preach about how overpriced the french fries were, before returning back into it.”
“Hey, that was warranted,” You crossed your arms and looked straight ahead in contempt, “They cost nearly twenty bucks!”
“‘I said get down!’” The shout was all too clear this time, as you noticed a tiny red spec flickering on your collarbone. Before your reflexes had the second needed to react, you felt the force of a car slam into your gut, sending you crashing to the ground with the weight of another body on top of you.
Not a millisecond later, another plink had sounded through the glass, as a bullet whizzed in the trajectory following directly where you had been standing.
The Courier had pushed you. And now he was looking at you directly in the eye.
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You could’ve met under better circumstances. Under much better circumstances.
But, there you were, drunk beyond all comprehension and non-coherently sprawled out on some frat boy’s mattress. And, if it wasn’t for Byun Baekhyun, you would have been much worse off than simply having a nasty hangover. You had to close your eyes as tears began to fall and think back to where this started.
And there it was. The confirmation of your worst fears. Despite the benefit of the doubt that you had incessantly given him. Despite the countless times he had professed his undying dedication to your relationship. Despite four years of unexplainable happiness together.
Thalweg (n) – the line that traces the lowest points along the length of a riverbed or valley
Along the thalweg, a river flows its fastest as it follows its deepest channel. The thalweg connects the lowest points of a river, and is a natural dividing line in a valley. Thalwegs have been used many times as natural borderlines between properties and even countries. However, the exact geography of a thalweg can change as often as the river changes course. The braided rivers of Mount Rainier fluctuate more than most, making their thalwegs poor borderlines.
NPS photo of the Nisqually River and Glacier Bridge, 10/21/2014. A white ribbon of a river weaves through a wide rocky valley floor and underneath a bridge. ~kl