Jacqueline West

archiemcphee:

Ukrainian nature photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko shows us that snails are so much more than incredibly slow-moving mollusks who leave slimy trails and sometimes end up on people’s dinner plates. By looking at his photos we learn that snails appear to be curious, playful and even affectionate.

Shot in the woodland area near his home town in Berdichev, located in the Zhytomyr Oblast of northern Ukraine, Mishchenko’s beautiful photos are apparently unstaged. Instead he relies on an extraordinarily keen eye for spotting wildlife:

'As a child, my father taught me to hunt mushrooms near my home and we would always come across all manner of bugs and creatures,' he said. 'As I got older and my interest in photography grew, I decided I wanted to catch these magical scenes on camera.'

Visit Vyacheslav Mishchenkos’ website to check out many more of his remarkable nature photos. The only thing missing from them is narration by Sir David Attenborough.

[via 22 Words and Dailymail.co.uk]

myjetpack:


My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com


Today’s count:Workspace rearrangements: 3Pauses, tea (COFFEE) breaks and naps: 4 (but no naps)Utilizing social media: Too many to count/ongoingBack to work.

myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043
Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

Today’s count:
Workspace rearrangements: 3
Pauses, tea (COFFEE) breaks and naps: 4 (but no naps)
Utilizing social media: Too many to count/ongoing

Back to work.

Great advice — especially Step 3 (the terrifying one). 

A couple of old ones: This February, in New Orleans.

betthearm:

flutterskies:

everyone stop what you’re doing
there’s a platypus on your dash

vat1cancame0s:

Reblogging because I don’t think I have ever seen a platypus walk before and…just…squeak.

camwyn:

Platypus are land critters almost as weird as my beloved freaky sealife. Between the monotreme thing, the walk that looks like they have the anatomy of a crocodilian under their fur, the beak part, and the fact that they’ve got ten sex chromosomes (seriously), they’re some of the most freaktacular land beasties around.

bgtea:

The males are also venomous and can deliver their venom through this protrusion on their hind leg.

king-grimes-queen:

They fucking lay eggs

betthearm:

The females have no nipples. They have slits in their abdomen which lactate. The milk goes down their fur, and the young suckle on that.
These are badass animals.

betthearm:

flutterskies:

everyone stop what you’re doing

there’s a platypus on your dash

vat1cancame0s:

Reblogging because I don’t think I have ever seen a platypus walk before and…just…squeak.

camwyn:

Platypus are land critters almost as weird as my beloved freaky sealife. Between the monotreme thing, the walk that looks like they have the anatomy of a crocodilian under their fur, the beak part, and the fact that they’ve got ten sex chromosomes (seriously), they’re some of the most freaktacular land beasties around.

bgtea:

The males are also venomous and can deliver their venom through this protrusion on their hind leg.

king-grimes-queen:

They fucking lay eggs

betthearm:

The females have no nipples. They have slits in their abdomen which lactate. The milk goes down their fur, and the young suckle on that.

These are badass animals.

Mrs.west,my name is Katherine .How can I write to you? You could write to my dad's Email which is snowman63mn. This is a hotmail account. I'm a forth grade student at Glacier Hills elementary.
Anonymous

Hi Katherine!  I’ve loved visiting Glacier Hills.  You can find my P.O. Box address right here at my website, under “Frequently Asked Questions”: http://jacquelinewest.com/faq.php

You can always email me too; my email address is down at the bottom of the same “FAQ” page.

Another day of pleasant insanity on the Endangered Authors tour.

Another day of pleasant insanity on the Endangered Authors tour.

In my mailbox this week: Super-cool Books of Elsewhere art by Grace and Alan.


“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore it knows it’s not fooling a soul.” ― Neil Gaiman, American Gods

“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore it knows it’s not fooling a soul.” 
― Neil GaimanAmerican Gods