Marialistic Fulmerisms

eugenialoli:

“Gasping for Air" by Eugenia Loli.
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thegetty:

medievaliz:

demonagerie:

British Library, Harley 3244, detail of f. 58r. Bestiary. 1236-c.1250


Double wings!

thegetty:

medievaliz:

demonagerie:

British Library, Harley 3244, detail of f. 58r. Bestiary. 1236-c.1250

Double wings!

brace yourselves… w i n t e r   i s   c o m i n g

Sigh. I will continue to wait for you, Winds of Winter. 

(Source: mycroftly, via caryndrexl)

(via Beekeeping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
The Beekeepers, 1568, by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Reading about beekeeping and can’t stop looking at this illustration. It looks like a completely alien scene.

(via Beekeeping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

The Beekeepers, 1568, by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Reading about beekeeping and can’t stop looking at this illustration. It looks like a completely alien scene.

All pooped from her yoga workout! 

All pooped from her yoga workout! 

Finally started drinking our California Common today. I also happened to clean off the kegerator. Dat light bouncing! A cool, overcast sky certainly doesn’t hurt either. 

Finally started drinking our California Common today. I also happened to clean off the kegerator. Dat light bouncing! A cool, overcast sky certainly doesn’t hurt either. 

Don’t Mess With A (Russian) Mother

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I had to include this image of Olga of Kiev by Mikhail Nesterov when reblogging the article below. Her expression is not exactly saintly. It reminds me more of cunning, female Disney villains. Read on below! 

historical-nonfiction:

Princess Olga of Kiev had a husband, Igor, who was murdered by the Drevlyans, an Eastern Slavic tribe. Olga took over the Kievan Rus as regent for their three-year-old son. The Drevlyans wanted Olga to marry their Prince Mal, making him the ruler of Kievan Rus, but Olga was determined to remain in power and preserve it for her son. The Drevlyans sent twenty men to persuade Olga, and she had them carried by her servants on a boat to the courtyard of the castle. The boat was dumped into a giant hole and the suitors were buried alive.

Then Olga annouced to Prince Mal that she accepted the proposal, but required their most distinguished men to accompany her on the journey. When they arrived, she greeted them warmly and invited them to clean up after the long trip in a bathhouse. Then she locked the doors and burned the bathhouse to the ground. With the top men of the tribe out of the way, Olga planned to destroy the remaining Drevlians. She invited them to a funeral feast so she could mourn over her husband’s grave, where her servants waited on them. After the Drevlians were drunk, Olga’s soldiers killed over 5,000 of them.

But wait, there’s more! Olga gathered her soldiers and prepared to annihilate the survivors. When they requested her forgiveness, Olga asked the remaining Drevlyans to give her three pigeons and three sparrows from each home. When the birds arrived, she had hot coals tied to their legs and set them back home. As the city burned to the ground from the resulting fire, the people that ran out of the city were either killed, enslaved, or extorted by Olga’s army. The entire Drevlyan tribe was basically wiped out in the following years.

Olga of Kiev is a saint in the Russian Orthodox Church.

(Source: Wikipedia)

(via The Dragon’s Skull: The Macabre Appearance of Snapdragon Seed Pods ~ Kuriositas)
Snapdragon seed pods look like skulls! Adding these to the list of plants I want. 

(via The Dragon’s Skull: The Macabre Appearance of Snapdragon Seed Pods ~ Kuriositas)

Snapdragon seed pods look like skulls! Adding these to the list of plants I want. 

Had a praying mantis living among my carnivorous plants last year. Here she is with the corpse of her decapitated mate still attached to her. Unfortunately I didn’t find the egg sac that resulted from this union. 
I shot this last September. Despite growing a lot more this season, I haven’t seen any mantises on my plants this year. Slightly disappointed. They are great pest killers and are far too weird and fascinating. 

Had a praying mantis living among my carnivorous plants last year. Here she is with the corpse of her decapitated mate still attached to her. Unfortunately I didn’t find the egg sac that resulted from this union. 

I shot this last September. Despite growing a lot more this season, I haven’t seen any mantises on my plants this year. Slightly disappointed. They are great pest killers and are far too weird and fascinating. 

Gifts from the internet are pretty sweet!