vacilandoelmundo:

“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” 

―Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

Alex Strohl (photos and captions sourced from his Instagram account) spent eight days in Alberta working on the Alberta 1x1 project for the Canadian Tourism Commission and Travel Alberta. The mission: “to travel as a team, explore Alberta and put its vast natural beauty on display using stunning visual content.”

All I can say is I want to go to there (and get in touch with nature).

noplacelikedisney:

IF I COULD WEAR A BALL GOWN EVERYDAY I TOTALLY WOULD LIKE

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JUST 

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LOOK

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THESE

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BEAUTIFUL

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THINGS

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AND LIKE FEELING ALL PRETTY

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JUST 

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MAGICAL

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AND SWEEPING THE FLOOR WHERE EVER I GO

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JUST YOUR REGULAR EVERYDAY PRINCESS 

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HEADING TO MY THRONE

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MAKE WAY PEASANTS 

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JUST

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BALL GOWNS

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kaonashizen:

bleu:

look , i literally can’t stress how cute this deleted parks and rec scene is and im about to lose my fucking shit.

Im in love with Chris Pratt

(Source: bleu)

dynamicoceans:

Dusky dolphins breaching x

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Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.

Brian Lord.org (via gypsy-hip)

Overheard at a Horse Show

overheard-at-a-horse-show:

*walking to the on-site tack shop with a friend* 

*makes a flying leap over a ditch*

Trainer: GET YOUR LEAD.

Assassin’s Creed Unity - Paris Horizon Trailer [x]

(Source: avelinedegrande)

merryweatherblue:

I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture. 

So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.

Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome. 

So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.

Have you ever seen a peacock in full flight?

brainbubblegum:

morrissarty:

wildanimalwildperson:

I do not own these pics. They were sent to me in an email. But I thought I’d share with you all because they’re just AMAZING.

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DRAGONS

I feel so stupid I didn’t know they could fly, I thought they were like CHICKENS, I never questioned it because these pictures never circulate, I am WAY OVER MY HEAD.

(Source: danswildlife)