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09 Apr 14 at 11 am

extimate:

New photo series : ‘après l’amour’ on my website : http://www.ortie.name/apres-l-amour

(via behindthejubilee)

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09 Apr 14 at 11 am

kateoplis:

It was an unlikely crime scene: a steep trail used by bears leading to a still, ancient redwood grove. There, a rare old-growth coast redwood had been brutally hacked about 15 times by poachers, a chain saw massacre that had exposed the tree’s deep red heartwood.

The thieves who butchered this and other 1,000-year-old arboreal giants were after the burls, gnarly protrusions on the trees that are prized for their intricately patterned wood. Although timber theft has long plagued public lands, a recent spate of burl poaching, with 18 known cases in the last year, has forced park officials to close an eight-mile drive through old-growth forests, the Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway, at night to deter criminals. More closings are expected.

While some burls are small and barnacle-like — perfect for souvenir salt-and-pepper shakers — others weigh hundreds of pounds and can fetch hundreds or thousands of dollars per slab.

The poachers, known locally as the “midnight burlers,” are motivated by a sluggish local economy and expensive methamphetamine habits, park officials say, and they have been targeting ever-bigger burls and using increasingly brazen tactics. Last year, a redwood estimated to be 400 years old was felled by thieves who wanted access to a 500-pound burl 60 feet up. It was the first time an entire tree was cut down for a burl…

Old-growth coast redwoods are among the earth’s most tenacious organisms, some living 2,000 years or more. Removing a burl cuts into a tree’s living cambium layer, which can weaken it and make it vulnerable to insects and disease.

Poachers Attack Beloved Elders of California, Its Redwoods

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08 Apr 14 at 9 pm

menstrualcramps:

Selfie of the day

Just kidding you’ll probably get like 12 more

menstrualcramps:

Selfie of the day
Just kidding you’ll probably get like 12 more
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07 Apr 14 at 10 am

breathingvioletfog:

"I’m 87 years old…I only eat so I can smoke and stay alive.. The only fear I have is how long consciousness is gonna hang on after my body goes. I just hope there’s nothing. Like there was before I was born. I’m not really into religion, they’re all macrocosms of the ego. When man began to think he was a separate person with a separate soul, it created a violent situation.

The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.

Anybody else you’ve interviewed bring these things up? Hang on, I gotta take this call….. Hey, brother. That’s great, man. Yeah, I’m being interviewed… We’re talking about nothing. I’ve got him well-steeped in nothing right now. He’s stopped asking questions.”

- HARRY DEAN STANTON

(Source: eat-the-schoolgirl)

breathingvioletfog:

"I’m 87 years old…I only eat so I can smoke and stay alive.. The only fear I have is how long consciousness is gonna hang on after my body goes. I just hope there’s nothing. Like there was before I was born. I’m not really into religion, they’re all macrocosms of the ego. When man began to think he was a separate person with a separate soul, it created a violent situation.
The void, the concept of nothingness, is terrifying to most people on the planet. And I get anxiety attacks myself. I know the fear of that void. You have to learn to die before you die. You give up, surrender to the void, to nothingness.
Anybody else you’ve interviewed bring these things up? Hang on, I gotta take this call….. Hey, brother. That’s great, man. Yeah, I’m being interviewed… We’re talking about nothing. I’ve got him well-steeped in nothing right now. He’s stopped asking questions.”
- HARRY DEAN STANTON

06 Apr 14 at 4 pm

If you must cheat on your no grain diet you have to do it right. With #spelt buns. #Baking

tags: spelt  baking 
If you must cheat on your no grain diet you have to do it right. With #spelt buns. #Baking

06 Apr 14 at 10 am

#latergram of girl turkey sleeping high in the trees.

tags: latergram 
#latergram of girl turkey sleeping high in the trees.

06 Apr 14 at 10 am

#latergram of boy #turkey guarding the house last night. I can’t get enough of how sweet they can be

tags: turkey  latergram 
#latergram of boy #turkey guarding the house last night. I can’t get enough of how sweet they can be
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05 Apr 14 at 2 pm

Friendly wild turkeys still here. Figured out its #turkey season. Been hearing gun fire all day. Did they come here too hide? I think so. it’s cute. They get lots of corn

tags: turkey 

04 Apr 14 at 2 pm

So these wild #turkeys showed up and started living with the chickens. #Farm life’s crazy

tags: farm  turkeys 
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04 Apr 14 at 2 pm

St. Vincent  (via fuckyeahstvincent)

(Source: foereigner, via kevinhorn)

"When you were a kid, and the first time you made fire with the sun and a magnifying glass, and after nine hours you finally did it and you felt like a sorcerer! But then you stomped it out - because you forgot that we are afraid of fire."

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03 Apr 14 at 1 pm

malofamerica:

allthingseurope:

Mont Saint-Michel, France (by dawvon)

ugh this was one of the places I really wanted to go last year but it was such a hassle to get to and the train tickets were over 150€ even with my carte jeune… la prochaine fois

i went here when i was in france.  it was like a dream. It was magical. I promised myself at 17 I’d go back there. 

malofamerica:

allthingseurope:

Mont Saint-Michel, France (by dawvon)

ugh this was one of the places I really wanted to go last year but it was such a hassle to get to and the train tickets were over 150€ even with my carte jeune… la prochaine fois

i went here when i was in france.  it was like a dream. It was magical. I promised myself at 17 I’d go back there. 
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01 Apr 14 at 1 pm

Look at this baby pup.

Look at this baby pup.