in awe of the sun

Ask me anything   Identity: white, cis, intersectional-feminist, cat lady. Married to a red head. I like coffee, tea, the color orange, anthropology and sociology, human anatomy, books, TV, and learning about issues of social justice. Among other things.

twitter.com/sunshineater:

    I came home to a very friendly fritten tonight.

    I came home to a very friendly fritten tonight.

    — 19 hours ago with 2 notes
    #cats  #my Rumi cat  #i love her tiny face 
    "I take great care of myself by carefully shutting myself away."
    Vincent Van Gogh, a letter to his brother, Theo.  (via theimperfectideal)

    (Source: stxxz.us, via calebino)

    — 2 days ago with 3893 notes
    One little tulip on a hill!

    One little tulip on a hill!

    — 6 days ago with 1 note
    Bare feet, sunlight, and a book. By far the best way to spend my lunch break.

    Bare feet, sunlight, and a book. By far the best way to spend my lunch break.

    — 1 week ago with 1 note
    #myself  #books  #infinite jest 
    Today my boss told me that it’s okay that I’m a cat person. Pretty sure he’d take that back if he knew where I was sitting when I took this picture.

    Today my boss told me that it’s okay that I’m a cat person. Pretty sure he’d take that back if he knew where I was sitting when I took this picture.

    — 2 weeks ago with 1 note
    #myself  #cats  #my frittens 
    khrysdiebee:

vita-insectum:

sunshineater:

"The ability of a dragonfly nymph to successfully snatch and grab food is directly related to its anus. The mouth-grabber (labium) is hydraulically activated.  The dragonfly draws water in through the anus, clenches, then compresses its abdominal and thoracic muscles against the water-filled rectal chamber. This raises the internal body cavity pressure, and pushes the labium out –in a strike that takes 10 to 30 milliseconds.”
Gwen Pearson, Here Be Dragons Wired Science
Dragonflies are my favorite. Go look at the rest of the pictures!

Never seen this happen before. This is incredibly badass

Dragonfly nymphs breathe through their butts, as well (their gills are located inside the rectum). They also move via jet propulsion by sucking a whole bunch of water in their butts and expelling it out super fast. 
So, basically, dragonflies know how to utilize their rear ends, to say the least. They are so freaking bad ass (pun intended).
I really miss having my aquatics tank. Maybe I’ll revive it this summer…

    khrysdiebee:

    vita-insectum:

    sunshineater:

    "The ability of a dragonfly nymph to successfully snatch and grab food is directly related to its anus. The mouth-grabber (labium) is hydraulically activated.  The dragonfly draws water in through the anus, clenches, then compresses its abdominal and thoracic muscles against the water-filled rectal chamber. This raises the internal body cavity pressure, and pushes the labium out –in a strike that takes 10 to 30 milliseconds.”

    Gwen Pearson, Here Be Dragons Wired Science

    Dragonflies are my favorite. Go look at the rest of the pictures!

    Never seen this happen before. This is incredibly badass

    Dragonfly nymphs breathe through their butts, as well (their gills are located inside the rectum). They also move via jet propulsion by sucking a whole bunch of water in their butts and expelling it out super fast. 

    So, basically, dragonflies know how to utilize their rear ends, to say the least. They are so freaking bad ass (pun intended).

    I really miss having my aquatics tank. Maybe I’ll revive it this summer…

    — 2 weeks ago with 122 notes
    #so fucking cool  #i love learning new shit  #dragonflies!