An Infinite Number of Duncan Idahos

Mentat, Solve Thyself

My current jam for riding a sandworm into battle <3

“Luminous night. Nothing hides in such a night! What rare light is this darkness? You cannot fix your gaze upon it! Senses cannot record it. No words describe it. The abyss remains. It is pregnant with all the things yet to be. Ah, what gentle violence!”

—   Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah (via tectusregis)

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“The flesh surrenders itself. Eternity takes back its own. Our bodies stirred these waters briefly, danced with a certain intoxication before the love of life and self, dealt with a few strange ideas, then submitted to the instruments of Time. What can we say of this? I occurred. I am not…yet, I occurred.”

—   Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah (via tectusregis)

(Source: astranemus)

The catbird is back, and it’s eating all the mulberries!! In other news, the Snowberry Clearwing moth is also back, and has been enjoying our Phlox.

Photo source

ragingbitchfest:

Ok, my blog definitely needs some black robins today.

Uhhh, so black robins have basically the best conservation story ever. In 1980 there were only five of these birds left, with only one fertile female. That’s the little lady in the bottom picture, Old Blue. …Who I have a tattoo of… because of reasons. The following reasons, as a matter of fact.

Anyway, so this guy named Don Merton who is basically my hero stepped in when everyone else threw in the towel, and he was like, “Well let’s try something.” And they tried something, and it worked. Now there’s a population of a couple of hundred of them, and since they live exclusively on these tiny islands off New Zealand, that’s a fairly decent population.

When every environmental story I see is bad, I try to think of black robins, because maybe we can’t save everything, but we can at least try.

jasonbennion:

vintageruminance:

Heather Menzies

Donald Moffat, Heather Menzies, and Gregory Harrison in the TV version of Logan’s Run (1977-78)

jasonbennion:

vintageruminance:

Heather Menzies

Donald Moffat, Heather Menzies, and Gregory Harrison in the TV version of Logan’s Run (1977-78)

This plant is called Bastard Toadflax.

Look at it

Look at the Bastard Toadflax.

I need a bunch of them. A certifiable HORDE of them. One cannot frolic through only one or two Bastard Toadflax, I demand A FIELD of Bastard Toadflax in which I may frolic. Bastard Toadflax. 

It’s impossible for me not to sing along to the songs from the Rankin Bass Hobbit, especially this one.