A 21 year old, Midwesterner, going to college for history and religious studies. I like looking at dessert, spiral staircases, flowers, animal pictures and shoes on tumblr. I also like to say I'm tried&untrue but that's not always accurate.
I’m going to CRY
Rescue Ink is a non-profit organization that exists for the advocacy and protection of all animals. Based in New York, the team is compromised of a group of bikers along with an amazing group of volunteers including local police, private investigators, and lawyers. Rescue Ink is all about zero tolerance when it comes to animal abuse – and they’re not afraid to get a little in-your-face to prove it. This group of seemingly tough guys have a soft spot for all creatures and will stop at nothing, within the bounds of the law, to save animals from dire and desperate situations; they rescue fighting dogs, confront animal abusers, work to find abandoned and neglected animals loving homes, and investigate stolen animals.
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Never judge a book by its cover. Because the heart lies within the body and not on the skin.
Artist of The National Ballet of Canada during Company Class.
Here are some wintry animals reminding you to have a nice day and please take care of yourself because you are lovely!
Medieval world 1000 feet below the surface
Every now and then you read a story about medieval times that you are sure is made up. Here is one, but it’s not. At 1000 ft below the surface, no more than ten miles from the Polish city of Krakow, lies the Wieliczka salt mine. It’s a labyrinth of chambers and lakes, but also a place with stables for horses, a chapel (with chandeliers made of rock salt), a salt-sculpted hall seating 400, and an amazing frieze with a scene of the Last Supper, carved in a wall of rock salt (top pic). A total of nine levels contain a combined 300 kilometres (186 miles) of tunnels and some 3,000 rooms. The most astonishing thing? The mine dates from medieval times: the structure was completed c. 1280 - although the sculptures appear to be much younger, including from the 19th century. A world buried below the world: am I the only one thinking Mines of Moria here?
Pics: the Frieze in the Wieliczka salt mine (I’m not sure about its date) is from Wikipedia (here), the rest from tourist websites. More about this fascinating site in a recent CNN article, here; and on the United Nations World Heritage website, here (but don’t touch the pics).
Tired swimmer rescued in Finland
During the first weekend of November, a Finnish man was kayaking on a lake in a thick fog. He saw something floating in the water, and when he got closer he saw that it was a Northern Hawk-Owl. It was clearly exhausted and the man lifted it out of the freezing water onto the tip of his kayak. The owl then crawled to his lap for warmth and burrowed under his lifejacket.
Since his original destination was too far away, the man decided to head for a nearby art museum on the lake shore. Once there he was eagerly assisted by both visitors and a museum guide, who took the bird in to rest and dry up next to a warm stove. At the end of the day the owl had recovered and was released back into the wild.
How the owl ended up in the lake in the first place remains a mystery. It may have got lost in the fog, or have been driven out to the lake by Hooded Crows (if a flock spots a predatory bird they tend to chase it away quite aggressively).
(This is my summarized translation of the article which is only available in Finnish. No copyright infringement is intended, only sharing this to celebrate the brave little owl and all the people who helped him.)
Kittens + books = love
Snuggled with my own kitty, a new book, and a hot cup of tea on this particularly dark evening. Sleep well, loves.