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Animals, Beautiful, and Church: goosegoblin: theramseyloft: jurassicjenday: theramseyloft: tinysaurus-rex: iwilltrytobereasonable: cant-hug-every-human: thedeadofflandersfields: Pigeon steals poppies from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia in order to build a nest beside a stained glass window. @birdblogwhichisforbirds @snitling EXACTLY This is two pigeons, pigeons nest in bonded pairs (notice the first one is checked and its mate on the nest is barred). Usually they don’t make nests nearly so big but I guess if you have the materials, go for it. The nest is so unusually big because the vast majority is a platform to keep the actual nest (just that tiny ring in the corner around the bird sitting in it) cushioned from the anti bird spikes. This is a work of beautiful defiance. Using the very thing installed to make just a moment’s rest impossible as structural supports for an immovably stable nursery. The symbolism achieved by these pigeons is better than some writers can hope for and I love it! From the nest on the bird repellent spikes to the fact that those spikes are along the stained glass windows of a church, a place associated with sanctuary and compassion. The fact that the nest is made of stolen poppies for remembrance day hits the hardest though. Of the 54 animals to be awarded the Dickin Medal for acts of gallantry during WW2, 32 of them were pigeons. These were messengers who flew through battlefields and across borders, many of whom were killed or severely injured by enemy forces including gunfire and trained falcons. Many of their achievements saved the lives of hundreds of soldiers, and yet now their descendants are faces with anti-bird spikes, shooting and poisoning in an attempt to rid the cities from the rats with wings. I love this picture because it feels like they’re taking back just a little bit of that credit owed to them.  Reblogging for this beautiful addition. [ID: three colour photographs. The first shows a pigeon holding a fake poppy in its teeth, standing on a marble surface. The second shows a nest made of hundreds of fake poppies, cushioning a sitting pigeon from the anti-bird spikes below. The final photo is a zoomed-out picture of the nest, showing many stained glass windows surrounding it.]

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Alive, Animals, and Bad: mithsonian smithchan.com/monsters nake CHANNELmanstersrake 02012 SNUSI Networks LL.C. All rights reserved Smithson legitimatelala: lokiwtf: gallizfrey: anneriawings: siphersaysstuff: honey-andrevolution: sashayed: silvermoon424: poppypicklesticks: billybatsonandjameshowlettsbro: cosmicallycosmopolitan: billybatsonandjameshowlettsbro: james-winston: The Titanoboa, is a 48ft long snake dating from around 60-58million years ago. It had a rib cage 2ft wide, allowing it to eat whole crocodiles, and surrounding the ribcage were muscles so powerful that it could crush a rhino. Titanoboa was so big it couldn’t even spend long amounts of time on land, because the force of gravity acting on it would cause it to suffocate under its own weight. I’m so glad they aren’t around omg me too. I’m scared enough of 26 ft long anacondas. I’m so happy Megalodons, those giant sharks, aren’t alive either Praise natural selection I remember watching Walking with Beasts or something similar, or some British tv show about evolution The subject was something like a 12 foot long water scorpion I was so startled by its sudden appearance and narration that I yelped: “12 fucking feet?!?!  I’m fucking glad it’s extinct!”  Dude, prehistory was home to some fucking TERRIFYING creatures. For some reason, everything back then was enormous and scary. Extinction doesn’t always have to be a bad thing! And Poppy, what you saw was an arthropod known as Pterygotus (it was actually featured in Walking With Monsters). Not only was it as big (or maybe even bigger) than your average human, it had a stinger the size of a lightbulb. REALLY glad that bugger isn’t around anymore. Also, Megalodon deserves to be mention again, because just hearing its name makes me want to never be submerged in water ever again. GOD, I HATE THIS POST. HOW DO WE EVEN KNOW THAT SHIT ISN’T STILL AROUND? LURKING? EVOLVING? WE DON’T. WE DON’T KNOW SHIT ABOUT SHIT DOWN THERE. THE OCEAN IS A PRIMEVAL HELLSCAPE NIGHTMARE AND WE ALL JUST DIP OUR STUPID FRAGILE UNPROTECTED FETUS BODIES AROUND THE EDGES OF IT LIKE THAT’S NORMAL. FUCK THE OCEAN. this is so relevant to my interests  It wasn’t just the predators. North Carolina was once home to giant ground sloths… THAT IS A GODDAMNED LEAF-EATING SLOTH. We’ve got a skeleton of one of these fuckers at the museum downtown, and man, just being NEAR it is unsettling. DON’T FORGET PREHISTORIC WHALES, SOME OF THOSE FUCKERS WERE TERRIFYING AMBULOCETUS WAS AMPHIBIOUS AND PRETTY BADASS BASILOSAURUS WAS THIS GIANT REPTILIAN CETACEAN THAT PROBABLY SWAM LIKE A DUMB EEL BECAUSE OF ITS TINY FLUKES BUT THIS FUCKER WAS 60 FEET LONG AND AT THE TOP OF THE MARINE FOOD CHAIN AND THEN THERE’S MY FAVORITE, ZYGOPHYSETER, WHICH WAS THIS HUGE EARLY SPERM WHALE THAT ATE SHARKS AND OTHER WHALES IT WAS NOTHING BUT TEETH The reason why the animals in the prehistoric times were so big was because there was much more oxygen in the atmosphere if I recall correctly. Because there was so much oxygen and so few carbon gasses, life on earth was able to grow to terrifying lengths and heights, don’t forget how giant the bugs were. I have never seen so much prime nope in a single post *Goes on Tumblr at 5am to help me go back to sleep for a bit longer* *Never sleeps again* Dammit I was born to late for all the fun
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Tumblr, Blog, and Http: memehumor: Man with swastika tattoo wears a poppy remembering the fallen against (amongst others)… the Nazi’s

memehumor: Man with swastika tattoo wears a poppy remembering the fallen against (amongst others)… the Nazi’s

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Tumblr, Blog, and Forever: johnandwolf: Poppy fields forever.Antelope Valley, CA  / March 2015

johnandwolf: Poppy fields forever.Antelope Valley, CA  / March 2015

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Bad, Books, and Children: Christian Day 6:15pm LOL! I hope your stalker has some fun with you bye bye now Trust me. "pudgy" hovers around the upper surface of how deep my words can cut. You couldn't curse me if you tried. LOL All of you and your keyboard warrior friends together wouldn't be able to make a dent in what I do. Oh, and by the way, if he rapes you, please call out my name while he does Cheerio <p><a href="https://magickinmundane.tumblr.com/post/169763653301/madamehearthwitch" class="tumblr_blog">magickinmundane</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://madamehearthwitch.tumblr.com/post/167512785246/althoughiknowitsstrictlytaboo" class="tumblr_blog">madamehearthwitch</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://althoughiknowitsstrictlytaboo.tumblr.com/post/167509574380/queer-witchery-poppy-finch" class="tumblr_blog">althoughiknowitsstrictlytaboo</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://queer-witchery.tumblr.com/post/143943748987/poppy-finch-decayfeedsthebloom" class="tumblr_blog">queer-witchery</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://poppy-finch.tumblr.com/post/143941146925/decayfeedsthebloom-eclecticwitcheryafoot" class="tumblr_blog">poppy-finch</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://decayfeedsthebloom.tumblr.com/post/143940342377">decayfeedsthebloom</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://eclecticwitcheryafoot.tumblr.com/post/143924171285">eclecticwitcheryafoot</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://eclecticwitcheryafoot.tumblr.com/post/97728817460">eclecticwitcheryafoot</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://the-beauty-of-the-moon.tumblr.com/post/97725600883">the-beauty-of-the-moon</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bodaciousbanshee.tumblr.com/post/96665360747">bodaciousbanshee</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://amorellamoon.tumblr.com/post/96578428283">amorellamoon</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>So this is a thing that happened…</p> <p>Christian Day, a pagan writer and store owner, sent me this love letter after outing my account name on Facebook. Like many people who have an alias on facebook,<span></span><span> I have a rather good reason for doing so. (I have a Meatspace stalker, who use to mail me bits of dead things, and threaten my children, because he wanted me to bear only HIS </span>children<span>. It was a living nightmare that I lived for over six months.) Alas… I was not very happy with Mr. Day for this, and told him so.</span></p> <p><span>This screenshot shows his </span>response<span>. </span></p> <p>You are not misreading that. He actually said “…if he rapes you, please call out my name while he does.”</p> <p>Facebook has been less than helpful during all this… As a matter of fact, they have sided with HIM, yanking my post with this screenshot on it, and putting my account on a 24 hour hold for “Harassment.” of Mr. Day.</p> <p>I have… No real game plan at this point, other than not allowing this to go unseen by the many Pagans on the web. I have had such an outpouring of support from my friends and the general pagan community on facebook that it honestly made me cry. On another note, I have had to un-relax, knowing my stalker is still out there and can find me now. But, I will not back down. This shit IS NOT OK for our so called “Pagan Leaders” to do.</p> <p>Rock on my Beauties… Pass this along if you wish, repost it everywhere, and let us not allow this “Man” to have a moment peace until he answers for what he has done. </p> </blockquote> <p>Dear followers, please reblog this. I want it to spread like wildfire. This guy is a real “Big Name Pagan” a famous published author, and he spent months bullying, harassing and threatening my godmother and her daughter over facebook. He owns a franchise shop here in New Orleans, and has systematically been trying to sow seeds of distention among local witches and their shops in order to cripple competition. He’s blatantly (racistly) disrespected our local Voodoo community on the radio saying that you shouldn’t have to go to Haiti to get initiated because it’s a “dirty place”. If you see his so-called “apology” don’t buy the hype. <span>He is openly sexist, racist and classicist. </span><span>This is not the first time he’s done something like this, he is not sorry. He needs to be held responsible for his actions. </span></p> </blockquote> <p>This is fucking sick.</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://foresthoney.tumblr.com/post/97727078907/the-beauty-of-the-moon-bodaciousbanshee">foresthoney</a>:</p> <div>He owns two shops, Hex and Omen. HEX is in both Salem, MA and New Orleans, LA and Omen is just in Salem, MA. Avoid him like the plague he is and don’t let him or the people he associates with profit off you (they, Laurie Cabot groupies, own shops in Salem too).</div> </blockquote> <p>Christian’s at it again.</p> <p>He threatened to kill a nearby shop owner’s dog (Pumpkin from New England Magic who is ADORABLE) a few years ago out of a nasty feud with the owner, who is SO SWEET!  Of course he denied it.</p> <p>His boyfriend Brian is just as sick when it comes to people who support Lori Bruno (that fucking feud…oh my GOD.  Don’t even get me STARTED on that).</p> <p>Now…this.</p> <p>He’s a media whore…He actually said this to me. He has no problem admitting this to me.  He knows how to cause controversy because “Well, bad publicity is still publicity…The Wicked Witch will still fly!”</p> <p>This is why I can’t stand Salem now.  This sick bullshit.</p> <p>Seriously, avoid Crow Haven Corner (my experience with this place written about <a href="http://eclecticwitcheryafoot.tumblr.com/post/92356759535/for-those-who-wish-to-travel-to-salem-ma-and-visit-the">here</a>), Hex, Omen, and Enchanted (my experience written about <a href="http://eclecticwitcheryafoot.tumblr.com/post/92396544385/my-personal-rant-about-enchanted-a-magickal-shop">here</a>)  They’re all closely linked with one another because of their relationships with Laurie Cabot.</p> </blockquote> <p>Bringing this back as a reminder</p> </blockquote> <p>Yuck. What a vile creature.</p> </blockquote> <p>Signal boost like hell!<br/><br/>We need to hold dangerous and shitty members of our community accountable for their actions. This asshole is actively putting people and their loved ones in danger for no other reason than he can.<br/><br/>Spread the word if you can stand to have this on your blog (no judgment). Speak out against people buying his books or patronizing his shops. Don’t let him get away with this kind of behavior.</p> </blockquote> <p>this is disgusting holy shit</p> </blockquote> <p>So disgusting.</p> </blockquote> <p>The fuuuuuuck?</p> </blockquote> <p>Signal boost!</p> </blockquote>
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Tumblr, Blog, and Http: goodreadss: Woman with a Parasol by Claude Monet, 1875. The Poppy Field, near Argenteuil by Claude Monet, 1873.

goodreadss: Woman with a Parasol by Claude Monet, 1875. The Poppy Field, near Argenteuil by Claude Monet, 1873.

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Target, Tumblr, and Summer: te5seract: Summer Sun, Poppy meets Daisy  Sun (and) Flower by HatCat Photography

te5seract: Summer Sun, Poppy meets Daisy  Sun (and) Flower by HatCat Photography

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