magnacarterholygrail:

you gotta strive to be the person 10-year-old you needed to see.

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Canon EOS 60D
clubmonaco:

Lemon Bars, by Bakers Royale

clubmonaco:

Lemon Bars, by Bakers Royale

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
clubmonaco:

Our morning coffee spot, looking out on the desert towards Mexico. Big Bend National Park, Texas
by Mikael Kennedy

clubmonaco:

Our morning coffee spot, looking out on the desert towards Mexico. Big Bend National Park, Texas

by Mikael Kennedy

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Serenity Beyond the Clouds
Photo by Douglas Croft (San Jose, CA, USA); Big Sur, CA, USA

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Serenity Beyond the Clouds

Photo by Douglas Croft (San Jose, CA, USA); Big Sur, CA, USA

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

wmagazine:

Italian Lessons with Alessandra Facchinetti

Photographs by Francois Halard; W magazine August 2014. 

What do I think love is?

besturlonhere:

bramblepatch:

from Passing English of the Victorian Era
I’m gonna bring this back if it’s the last thing I do

come down with a case of the morbs

besturlonhere:

bramblepatch:

from Passing English of the Victorian Era

I’m gonna bring this back if it’s the last thing I do

come down with a case of the morbs