Ever looked at something, and it just evoked a certain sense of tranquility and wonder in you?? Well, that's what this board is specifically devoted to…
One of those nights where your family wouldn't get off your case. So you called up your best friend, who immediately told you to get over to her house. You arrived exhausted, but so incredibly happy to be able to fall asleep in a place that seemed so familiar and safe..
"According to Thai cosmology, Sumeru Mountain is considered the pillar of the world, as well as the center as the universe. The mountain is the residence for spirits ranging from deities in heaven, to devils in hell." "On the top of the lofty mountain is Trueng City. The city is believed to be the kingdom of gods, such as King Indra. His most important responsibility is to protect the serenity of the world."
"These beautiful sparkling disco balls are not mushrooms or fungi. Lamproderma muscorum is actually a myxomycetes, or slime mold. Slime molds are usually single-celled organisms but come together to make reproductive structures when environmental conditions are right. These purple iridescent globes are the reproductive stage of a colony of amoeba to produce + disperse spores, which is how slime molds propagate. They are one of the prettiest, but weirdest, lifeforms to exist!"
"Indian scientist, Felix Bast, discovers a new species of algae off the coast of the Andaman archipelago. It is already threatened due to habitat destruction. It belongs to the genus Acetabularia, and so it is single-celled. Yup, each umbrella is one ginormous cell!" It has been nicknamed the Mermaid Plant
"Originating in the 1960s, Painted Ladies are Victorian + Edwardian houses + buildings repainted in three or more colors that embellish or enhance their architectural details." "They are one of the best examples of asymmetrical, non linear architecture ever created."
"The Valais Blacknose is a sheep that originates from the mountainous state of Valais. It has existed since the 15th century, but it wasn't until 1962 that they became a standardized breed." "They make wonderful pets due to their friendly disposition + calm nature. Their black faces are set off by the white curls of their wool. Males + females have spiral horns." "For centuries it could only be found in Switzerland. However in recent years they've been imported to other countries."
"The fennec fox has extremely large ears, with hearing so sensitive, it can hear prey moving underground." "It lives throughout the Sahara, and digs its den in sand." "It is an omnivore, feeding on small rodents, lizards, small birds + their eggs, and fruits. It relies on the moisture content of prey, but drinks water when available." "The fennec's fur is prized by the indigenous peoples of North Africa, and in some parts of the world, it is considered an exotic pet."