"You must understand, young Hobbit, it takes a long time to say anything in Old Entish. And we never say anything unless it is worth taking a long time to say."
Thanks to the work of Italian photographer Elido Turco we’ve all been invited to an Entmoot. Turco has a great eye for trees and uses a mirroring technique to transform the the natural textures of their trunks and branches into faces that could only belong to J. R. R. Tolkien’s mighty Ents.
Visit Elido Turco’s Flickr account to view more of his photos of Middle Earth’s forest shepherds.
What does this mean?
That, my friend, is exactly the question you have to ask.
It means that this is one of the best ways to pile up rocks and not have them fall down for a long time.
omg, it’s almost like 3 separate cultures figured out physics.
Reblogged this for the snark before, reblogging again for the newer snark.
i’m so upset
I just realized that the reason ghosts say Boo! is because it’s a latin verb
they’re literally saying ‘I alarm/I am alarming/I do alarm!!
if it comes from the latin word, they’re actually saying “I’M YELLING!” which is even cuter
do they speak latin because it’s a dead language
I’m definitely reblogging for that last comment.
I have “Talk Dirty To Me” stuck in my processor again. So many trumpets.
The next time someone tells me to fix my sleeping by going to bed earlier, I’m going to punch them. I will also kick the next person to say, “I’m an insomniac too LOL!” because I am NOT an insomniac and my lack of proper sleeping habits is a major issue in my life for which I have sought medical help.
Ugh mom told me it’s my fault I can’t sleep early.
when you yell “puppy!” at a lil dog and they get happy and wag their lil tail like “yess!! i am a puppy!! a baby dog!!! thank you!!!!!!”
When you yell “puppy!!!!” At an old dog and they wag their tail and get all happy like “yes I am still a little dog thank you for noticing! !”
Raise your hand if you’re straddling the line between crippling anxiety and not giving any fucks about anything
Ollie and I had a blast at the Renaissance Fair this weekend! He did great and was a big hit, especially with the kids! :) He really seemed to enjoy being out and about for the first time since his accident. So glad to have my Ollie-pop back in action ^.^
Pretty burd burds
It actually comes past my ears though you would never know.
Actual grumpy hobbit librarian
Today: feel like shit, act like a shit to herp bloggers.
photo by Lubomír Klátil
Threats and conservation
Like other Brookesia chameleons, the brown leaf chameleon is threatened primarily by habitat destruction, which is the result of agricultural expansion, timber extraction, and small-scale mining. Harvesting for the international pet trade does occur, but is unlikely to be threatening its survival. Since 2005, export quotas have been set at 200 individuals per year.
The brown leaf chameleon is listed on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), meaning that trade in this species should be carefully controlled to be compatible with their survival. It is also known to occur in a number of protected areas, including Befotaka-Midongy National Park, Mantadia National Park, Analamazoatra Special Reserve, and Kalambatitra Special Reserve. Although illegal harvesting and other activities that degrade the forest habitat may lessen any benefits this bestows, this species is more tolerant of forest disturbance than other leaf chameleons.
This is the most common of the Brookesia species. If you say you were in Madagascar and saw a dwarf chameleon, I will guess that it was most likely this one.
One of the cool things about this species (and possibly a few others, I haven’t handled more than six), is that, when you pick them up, they vibrate. Hard. The idea being, I suppose, to shake themselves out of the beak of the bird that has snatched them up, or possibly put them off? Who knows. But it’s super funny to have a Brookesia lying in your hand, pretending to be dead, while at the same time vibrating like a small engine.
Am I allowed to laugh at the vibrating dead bodies? Can I put one of these near a hognose to see who plays dead better?
If you ever see a black snake ((anywhere in the world including Africa)) I can guarantee you 100% that it is NOT a black mamba,
Am I allowed to selectively breed the darkest black mambas until I have in fact bred a black black mamba and then release them?