A traditional hunter’s trophy called “charivari,” the silver ornaments worn with lederhosen in southern Germany and Austria.
Made with a silver standard no longer used in Germany, so most likely dates to the first half of 20th century or earlier. Made of real marten (wild weasel) jaw in fine silver 835 mount.
This would go great with a grouse foot.
This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.
The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.
As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.
if you don’t think this is fucking rad then get out of my face
i want this in my house
A collection of past Lucasfilm holiday cards. Merry Christmas from all of us at Star Wars!
three french hens
Rufous hummingbird vs. calliope hummingbird (North America - Discovery Channnel)
If Santa didn’t leave anything for you… this might alleviate your sorrows :P
A great white shark breaches out of the water to take a decoy seal in waters off in False Bay, South Africa.
Picture: Chris McLennan / Barcroft Media