Coyote soul. Of the Steppes. Part Magpie. At home in these mountains. Queer. Genderqueer. They/their/them. Introverted. Painfully awkward at times. Vegan. Cyclist. Tattooed. In love with trees and dirt and words. Worships the sun. Also really into rope. So you'll probably see some of that here.

Read the Printed Word!

Queer

PRIDE

PRIDE

 

As if you were on fire from within.

The moon lives in the lining of your skin.

Pablo Neruda

afro-dominicano:

WISE Reveals a Hidden Star Cluster


  The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has seen a cluster of newborn stars enclosed in a cocoon of dust and gas in the constellation Camelopardalis. The cluster, AFGL 490, is hidden from view in visible light by the cloud.  But WISE’s infrared vision sees the glow of the dust itself, and penetrates this dust to see the infant stars within.
  
  Not much is known about this stealthy star cluster. Its distance from Earth is estimated to be about 2,300 light-years. The portion of the star-forming nebula captured in this view stretches across about 62 light-years of space.
  
  All four infrared detectors aboard WISE were used to make this mosaic. Color is representational: blue and cyan represent infrared light at wavelengths of 3.4 and 4.6 microns, which is dominated by light from stars. Green and red represent light at 12 and 22 microns, which is mostly light from warm dust.

afro-dominicano:

WISE Reveals a Hidden Star Cluster

The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has seen a cluster of newborn stars enclosed in a cocoon of dust and gas in the constellation Camelopardalis. The cluster, AFGL 490, is hidden from view in visible light by the cloud. But WISE’s infrared vision sees the glow of the dust itself, and penetrates this dust to see the infant stars within.

Not much is known about this stealthy star cluster. Its distance from Earth is estimated to be about 2,300 light-years. The portion of the star-forming nebula captured in this view stretches across about 62 light-years of space.

All four infrared detectors aboard WISE were used to make this mosaic. Color is representational: blue and cyan represent infrared light at wavelengths of 3.4 and 4.6 microns, which is dominated by light from stars. Green and red represent light at 12 and 22 microns, which is mostly light from warm dust.

allthateverwasorwillbe:

Herb Salt 
Shown here (sage, lovage, parsley, chervil, chives, thyme, marjoram, rosemary and estragon) However, you can use what you prefer in the kitchen. A simple Tuscan blend consists of 50/50 rosemary and sage. 
Chop the herbs very finely and lay out loosely on a cookie sheet. cover herbs liberally with kosher salt and repeat. 
Place herbs in the oven on the lowest temp possible, some prefer to just use the oven light for warmth and heat. Leave overnight.
In the morning check on the herbs, be sure that they are completely dry. When they are thoroughly dried put herbs and salt in a blender/food processor and spin until the mixture is to your liking. 
Store in clean dry jars. 

allthateverwasorwillbe:

Herb Salt 

Shown here (sage, lovage, parsley, chervil, chives, thyme, marjoram, rosemary and estragon) However, you can use what you prefer in the kitchen. A simple Tuscan blend consists of 50/50 rosemary and sage. 

Chop the herbs very finely and lay out loosely on a cookie sheet. cover herbs liberally with kosher salt and repeat. 

Place herbs in the oven on the lowest temp possible, some prefer to just use the oven light for warmth and heat. Leave overnight.

In the morning check on the herbs, be sure that they are completely dry. When they are thoroughly dried put herbs and salt in a blender/food processor and spin until the mixture is to your liking. 

Store in clean dry jars. 

to love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you’ve held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again.

Ellen Bass

alexander-burton:

Here are some phone pics of my sleeping arrangement for the past few days (living outdoors is the best)

In fairy tales, monsters exist to be a manifestation of something that we need to understand, not only a problem we need to overcome, but also they need to represent, much like angels represent the beautiful, pure, eternal side of the human spirit, monsters need to represent a more tangible, more mortal side of being human: aging, decay, darkness and so forth. And I believe that monsters originally, when we were cavemen and you know, sitting around a fire, we needed to explain the birth of the sun and the death of the moon and the phases of the moon and rain and thunder. And we invented creatures that made sense of the world: a serpent that ate the sun, a creature that ate the moon, a man in the moon living there, things like that. And as we became more and more sophisticated and created sort of a social structure, the real enigmas started not to be outside. The rain and the thunder were logical now. But the real enigmas became social. All those impulses that we were repressing: cannibalism, murder, these things needed an explanation. The sex drive, the need to hunt, the need to kill, these things then became personified in monsters. Werewolves, vampires, ogres, this and that. I feel that monsters are here in our world to help us understand it. They are an essential part of a fable.

Guillermo Del Toro (via henrrywinter)

(Source: iwearthecheeseyo)

I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand under the weight.

Malcolm X | The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1964)

(Source: america-wakiewakie)

shounenyuki:

Fox Fact #1:
The red fox loves to eat bread, however does not have a way to bake or legally buy it.

shounenyuki:

Fox Fact #1:

The red fox loves to eat bread, however does not have a way to bake or legally buy it.