when life gives you lemons, eat chocolate mousse

nybg:

skunkbear:

Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.

I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):

*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.

The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:

The scales of a butterfly resemble the very flower petals they tend to alight on. Or the scales of a fish. Depends on how poetic you’re feeling.

Can’t wait to see the lepidoptera returning to the Perennial Garden for warmer months. —MN

Each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.

—― Mitch Albom (via psych-quotes)

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Anonymous asked: omg do you love cats that much?

weiweipon:

yes!! i once went to a friend’s house for a sleepover and she had a cat with two kittens

and like, the cat was white with blue and green eyes and i have a weakness for cats like that so i went to pet it

and then the kitties started to come over very slowly and they were so cute a squealed and i cant

c a ts sssss

spoken-not-written:

THE CUTEST THING IS WHEN SOMEONE CAN’T STOP SMILING LIKE THEY SMILE THEN THEY TRY TO NOT SMILE THEN THEY END UP SMILING MORE AND THEIR CHEEKS GO ALL CUTE AND SAPOIDSP[DOSADPSA[]PS[]DSAPD[]SAP

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