1. staticeverywhere:

    Via climbing-the-holy-mountain:

    abystle:

    fleurdulys:

    Hecate - Maximilian Pirner

    1901

     
  2. staticeverywhere:

    artmastered:

    Henri Rousseau, Tiger in a Tropical Storm (Surprised), 1891

    Via isamizdat, vaxhuvuden.

     
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  4. koichialtair:

    Brockhaus & Efron encyclopedia ( russianЭнциклопедический словарь Брокгауза и Ефрона) published in the Russian Empire from 1890 to 1906 by an editors association from Leipzig and Saint-Petersbourg 

    (via scientificillustration)

     
  5. fletchingarrows:

    garbed in the rays of the sun

    (Source: yosoycrawford)

     
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  7. bad-postcards:

    GREAT SLOTH BEAST

    MEGATHERIUM

    Pronounced: meg-a-THEE-ree-um
    Literally, “great beast”

    Megatherium was the largest of the ground sloths, and although apparently very awkward and slow-witted, his great size and strength protected him from the large meat-eaters of his time. He lived during the Pleistocene epoch which began 1 million years ago.

    Thunderbeast Park - Hiway 97 - Chiloquin, Ore. 

    (via scientificillustration)

     
  8. California Floristic Province
    Mediterranean Climates

    flora-file:

    The California Floristic Province (byflora-file)

    Being a California native myself I have a fascination with California’s native flora.  There are about 6300 native taxa of plants found in California, and a third are found nowhere else but the limited area that comprises the California floristic province. It has the highest diversity of plant species in North America, north of tropical Mexico.

    The plants of California are specially adapted for the Mediterranean climate here. Mediterranean climates have long, dry summers and cool, moist winters. In Mediterranean climates the majority of the precipitation occurs during the moist winter months, and summer months receive almost no rainfall, which often means 6-8 months of no rains. For this reason many plants here have switched around the normal seasonal growing patterns.  Spring is triggered by the autumn rains, and during the dry summer months plants enter their dormancy. 

    Mediterranean climate zones comprise only 3% of the Earth’s landmass, but account for 10% of the known plant species. In addition to California, Mediterranean climates are found in only four other areas of the world: the Mediterranean Basin, the Cape region of South Africa, central Chile, and southwestern Australia. Many of the plants used in ornamental gardens and propagated by the nursery industry have ancestral orgins in the Mediterranean climes of the world. This climate has truly created an amazing diversity of flora.

    (California Floristic Province Map and statistics from California Native Plants for the Garden, Bornstein, Fross, & O’Brien, Cochuma Press, 2005.)

    (Mediterranean Climate Map via wikipedia.)

    (via scientificillustration)

     
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  10. velved:

    Justyna Neryng, Childhood Lost

    (via cambienta)