rhamphotheca:

A Vietnamese Mossy Frog (Theloderma corticale), Denver Zoo, CO, USA
* a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family. It is found in Northern Vietnam and possibly China. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montanes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marches, and rocky areas. It is a semi-aquatic, semi-arboreal species that is threatened by habitat loss… (read more: Wikipedia)
(photo: A. Jaszlicks)

You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.

— Oscar Wilde (via titanium44)

The twentieth-century linguistic revolution,” says Boston University anthropologist Misia Landau, “is the recognition that language is not merely a device for communicating ideas about
the world, but rather a tool for bringing the world into existence in the first place. Reality is not simply `experienced’ or `reflected’ in language, but instead is actually produced by language.

— Misia Landau quoted in “Food of the Gods” by Terence Mckenna (via panatmansam)
dendroica:

The Buff-tailed Sicklebill (Eutoxeres condamini), a hermit hummingbird with a magnificently recurved bill, prepares to gather some nectar. The beautiful creatures is native to the Amazonian lowlands and lower elevations of the Andes from Colombia and Ecuador to Peru and Bolivia.
Picture: CHRISTOPHER WITT/REUTERS
(via Pictures of the day: 4 April 2014 - Telegraph)

1930: Container for keeping 5,000 fresh eggs for more than a year.