A masterpiece “log-cabin” case of a New Guinea species of case moth (bagworm moth), Cryptothelea fuscescens (Psychidae). The execution and style of this “house” represents the most precisely built larval cocoon, bag (as in bagworm) or in this case, “case”.
Photo credit: ©Scott Frazier
This is absolutely lovely. Another piece of art made by nature.
50 years of Dr Who, depicted in the style of the Bayeux tapestry. Artist and cartoonist Bill Mudron has created an incredible TARDIS timeline encompassing the history of the Doctor’s journey. Click here to see a high-resolution version in a separate window.
Picture: BILL MUDRON / CATERS NEWS (via Pictures of the day: 22 November 2013 - Telegraph)
These photographs capture the views from the top of one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
A group of Russian tourists waited until official visiting hours were over at Egypt’s famous Giza Necropolis, before scaling the enormous Great Pyramid as the sun began to set.
The Russians managed to escape the attention of security guards at the ancient site, allowing photographer Vitaliy Raskalov to snap pictures of the surrounding desert and the majestic Sphinx from the top of the 455ft structure.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2298729/The-view-TOP-Great-Pyramid-Tourists-secretly-climb-Egyptian-landmark-amazing-photos.html#ixzz2ObNP6LBj
I don’t know what this is but I like it.
They used the Adventure Time characters and put them as characters in Miyazaki movies (Top to bottom: My Neighbor Totoro; Nausica-Valley of the Wind?; Spritied Away; Howl’s Moving Castle; Kiki’s Delivery Service; Ponyo)
I’m not sure about the yellow dude at the bottom - he may be a part of Ponyo. I haven’t seen that one yet.
We all know that we need our fruits and veggies everyday for optimal health but have you met your daily minimum nature requirement? Check out the latest installment on The Nature of Cities blog to read more about the Nature Pyramid concept.…In his blog, Exploring the Nature Pyramid, Tim Beatley, who says he’s long been a believer in E.O. Wilson’s idea of biophilia——-the idea that humans are “hard-wired” to want, and need, contact with nature. Beatley argues that contact with nature is essential to a healthy life, both emotional and physical. He points out there is scientific evidence that contact with nature lowers our blood pressure, lowers stress and alters mood in positive ways,and enhances cognitive functioning. bit.ly/OL73bhFrom the article:There are many unknowns in this conceptual framework, of course, and many open questions. But the Nature Pyramid is valuable in identifying and framing these important questions. One interesting question is how we measure the “servings,” if you will, of nature exposure in this nature diet. What is the unit of measurement that we ought to speak of in terms of a nature experience; say a walk or other time outside that takes twenty minutes or a half an hour, or something qualitatively different, say a momentary sighting of a bird, or tree, or distinctive mushroom. Is a ten-second glance out the window at work onto a verdant courtyard adequate to compose a “serving”? Is the momentary wonder at the interaction of two birds, at the joyous sight of a circling hawk, the scolding chatter of a squirrel as you pass by that corner lot with the large trees a useful serving? And how, over the course of an hour, an afternoon, a day, do these servings add-up to or accumulate to form the nature nutrition we need?I like the idea of taking the time to recognize one’s nature “diet.” I’m often not aware enough of the things I’m experiencing.It’s worth reading the whole article.