The mower stalled, twice; kneeling, I found
A hedgehog jammed up against the blades,
Killed. It had been in the long grass.

I had seen it before, and even fed it, once.
Now I had mauled its unobtrusive world
Unmendably. Burial was no help:

Next morning I got up and it did not.
The first day after a death, the new absence
Is always the same; we should be careful

Of each other, we should be kind
While there is still time.

Philip Larkin, The Mower (via fishingboatproceeds)
elliemeanslight:

I have always wanted this rug, it looks like a pile of gel, but the price tag is 4 digits so…

elliemeanslight:

I have always wanted this rug, it looks like a pile of gel, but the price tag is 4 digits so…

naturepunk:

catbountry:

bogleech:

IT’S A HUMMINGBEE

These are BEE FLIES!

Harmless to everything else, these precious little cutie pies sneak their eggs into beehives, where their larvae can parasitize bee larvae and eat their food reserves!

Simultaneously adorable and insidious!

First rubber boas, now these little fuckers. Nature is magical. 

xombiedirge:

Jurassic Park by Romain Mennetrier / Tumblr

xombiedirge:

Jurassic Park by Romain Mennetrier / Tumblr

Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Aperture: f/5
Exposure: 1/60th
Focal Length: 31mm