travelry:

I went to ‪Ōkunoshima‬ ‘Rabbit Island’ in Japan today - story goes that the rabbits were brought here as test subjects during WWII and released when the war ended. With no predators (cats/dogs/hunting are all banned) the island is totally overpopulated with rabbits. They are also super friendly, they chase you, beg, and climb all over you!

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lanacrooks:

Two of “The Heart Pines” are available  on the shop.cluttermagazine. com/gallery site. A little heart made from combinations of cherry, purple heart, mahogany and zebra wood. Each is unique, Signed and numbered.

lanacrooks:

Two of “The Heart Pines” are available on the shop.cluttermagazine. com/gallery site. A little heart made from combinations of cherry, purple heart, mahogany and zebra wood. Each is unique, Signed and numbered.

erikkwakkel:

Happy owl

Some images just hit the right spot. This cute owl in his best red coat is part of a decorated page in a Pontifical, a book that was read during a special Mass in the church, often by the bishop himself. Having ploughed through a full page of big chunky letters, he was treated to a change of pace: a bit of entertainment in the lower margin. Hidden inside the colourful display sits the owl, who is looking, puzzled, at a bell. While the significance of the scene is lost on me, it made my day. Having been locked out of my Tumblr account for three days (see my previous post), it is good to be able to show you entertaining medieval things like this again. Thank you Tumblr Support Team!

Pic: Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MS MurF 3 (dated 1508). The full manuscript can be browsed here.

ancientpeoples:

Faience hippopotamus 
Hippopotami were feared by the Egyptians because these animals are very destructive and dangerous. By making these statues the Egyptian hoped to controle those dangers and keep them at bay. The lotusflowers painted on the animals are symbols of fertility and the marshes where hippo’s mostly stayed. The goddess Taweret is a pregnant hippo and was worshipped by pregnant women to protect their unborn child. 
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 12th dynasty, 1960 - 1878 BC. 
Found in middle Egypt, Meir, Tomb of Senbi II
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Faience hippopotamus 

Hippopotami were feared by the Egyptians because these animals are very destructive and dangerous. By making these statues the Egyptian hoped to controle those dangers and keep them at bay. The lotusflowers painted on the animals are symbols of fertility and the marshes where hippo’s mostly stayed. The goddess Taweret is a pregnant hippo and was worshipped by pregnant women to protect their unborn child. 

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 12th dynasty, 1960 - 1878 BC. 

Found in middle Egypt, Meir, Tomb of Senbi II

Source: Metropolitan Museum

adorablespiders:

wild-guy:

Peacock Spider (x)

"hey baby, hey"

adorablespiders:

wild-guy:

Peacock Spider (x)

"hey baby, hey"

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becausebirds:

The magical Tufted Coquette! This beautiful hummingbird can be found sipping nectar in South America.

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catheralligator:

A grumpy Marshal and Brewster at a bakery. :D

catheralligator:

A grumpy Marshal and Brewster at a bakery. :D

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batpigandme:

Hey! We want cuddles!

http://bit.ly/1hrqb7J from Batpig & Me http://ift.tt/TXM2tT

batpigandme:

Hey! We want cuddles!

http://bit.ly/1hrqb7J from Batpig & Me http://ift.tt/TXM2tT