I introduced myself to a guy reading A Clash of Kings and he introduced me to the best places to watch the sunset and moonrise.
Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.
I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth. The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):
- Madagascar diadem Hypolimnas dexithea (photo by Michel-Georges Bernard)
- Comet moth Argema mittrei (photo by Axel Strauß)
- Sunset moth Chrysiridia rhipheus (photo from Wikimedia Commons)
- Giant Blue Morpho Morpho didius (photo by Didier Descouens, Muséum de Toulouse)
- Rippon’s Birdwing Troides hypolitus (photo by Robert Nash, Ulster Museum)
*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.
When I’m not so tired I’ll figure out whose beautiful mind this garden sprung from. For now I’ll just say, if you’re ever in Matakana, New Zealand, you should go see a movie. And then go to Charlie’s Gelato Garden. And then apply for a yearlong working holiday visa so you can repeat those activities over and over again.
Taylor Swift - Holy Ground
Character Designs from Brother Bear by Terryl Whitlatch
i want every frame of this tattooed on my body and then i want it on my gravestone
children in a nutshell