· Feb 2, 2015 at 2:33 pm
We have known about orchid mantises for more than 100 years. Famous naturalists such as Alfred Russell Wallace have speculated about their extraordinary appearance. Eschewing the drab green or brown of most mantises, the orchid mantis is resplendent in white and pink. The upper parts of its legs are greatly flattened and are heart-shaped, looking uncannily like petals. On a leaf it would be highly conspicuous—but when sitting on a flower, it is extremely hard to see. In photos, the mantis is often shown in or next to a flower, challenging the reader to spot it.
Generally we get two or three in the yard over the summer but none as pretty as this.
· Feb 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm
I really need to fix the RSS feeds bug that makes the current feed show as new articles all over again at the turn of the month. 😞
· Feb 2, 2015 at 7:47 am
“Seinfeld Wars” by Julie Bell via Steve Woolf & The Hollywood Reporter
I would think that I’d love this but for some reason it makes me uncomfortable.
· Feb 1, 2015 at 12:40 pm
Of all the stars I count as lucky, one I’m particularly fond of is the “not expecting or needing or wanting anything from anybody” in that neurotic fucked kinda way. I’m not crying because I didn’t get a call, a look, a “like”, a whatever.
That’s not to say that I’m not disappointed with people sometimes but overall my happiness, my well-being is not tied to you. Soul independence, it’s a beautiful, liberating kinda thing.
I just want to enjoy the company of my fellow humans, bond with the kindred spirits, cherish whatever time I have with you in the cosmic here and now.
· Jan 31, 2015 at 8:04 pm
Moon was great. X 4 bed. Have night ritual i spose-try 2 keep it freestyle but certain absolutes: sugar check, insulin, journal n one form or another, random prayer with stillness, random reading from random book-open it up read b still then nice relax CD, i like 2nites so sharing of read sometimes factors n: We r travelers on a cosmic journey-stardust swirling & dancing n the eddies & whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. But expressions of life r ephemeral, momentary, transient. Guatama Buddha one said-This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds. 2 watch birth & death of beings is like looking @ the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky-rushing by like a torrent down a steep mountain…
· Jan 31, 2015 at 5:11 pm
Just watched Daniel Craig as Bond n Casino Royale again-Chris Cornel sing theme 2 it-pretty good but not like White & Keys theme 4 Quantum of Solace-what i do like @ end of this one it play original bond song @ end with that double pick surfer guitar-dandy. Gonna watch MOON now. Friend @ library said it bizzare & weird so I’d probly like it :-D
#messaging #sgc #movies
· Jan 30, 2015 at 2:52 pm
A high schooler encounters racism when he tries to go to prom, a young woman is afraid to tell her grandmother that she is gay, an English woman has to answer a tough question on her US citizenship test, and a doctor must make a life and death decision for his mother.
I’ve only listened to the first story, “A high schooler encounters racism when he tries to go to prom” … and when he’s talks about going home and playing Mario Kart, wow, I can so relate.
PS— The Moth is one my favorite #podcasts ever.