mothernaturenetwork:

This plus-sized duck would provide Copenhagen with clean energyOne part public art installation, one part floating solar farm, Energy Duck is a semi-scary spectacle that generates green power for Denmark’s capital city.

mothernaturenetwork:

This plus-sized duck would provide Copenhagen with clean energy
One part public art installation, one part floating solar farm, Energy Duck is a semi-scary spectacle that generates green power for Denmark’s capital city.

takenbyabook:

beben-eleben:

Six-Word Stories That Are Absolutely Heart-Breaking

OH MY GOD.

nubbsgalore:

photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

*grabs poster board*
…and now we wait…

*grabs poster board*

…and now we wait…

asylum-art:

Faramita Swan Drawing

The illustrator Alice Lin residing in Beijing recently presented her latest work Faramita: the representation of a swan on Canson paper in giant size 2 meters by 1 meter. An impressive creation, the result of one month of work, to discover in a series of images.

exitinsistexist:

from Beauty by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

 

contentkiller:

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petitbear:

skittleoakley:

Daughter tells her Dad he’s going to be a Grandpa [x]

When he says “really” ;’)

Never leave this un-reblogged

What a dear human being he is. 

i miss my dad.

Omfg

I miss my grandda.

explore-blog:

These weeks are all we’ve got – the average human lifetime, visualized in weeks, a simple and powerful reminder to live with presence. For how to do that better, get some help from Alan Watts.

explore-blog:

These weeks are all we’ve got – the average human lifetime, visualized in weeks, a simple and powerful reminder to live with presence. For how to do that better, get some help from Alan Watts.

Skull Violin

Stratton Violin

The Departure (Gattaca) - Michael Nyman

"They say every atom in our bodies was once a part of a star. Maybe I’m not leaving. Maybe I’m going home."