mypatronusisyou:

catssecretstash:

Game of Cats

THEY’RE ALL SO ACCURATE BUT THE JOFFREY ONE OMG

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prairiehomecompanion:

stuffaboutminneapolis:

Forest in shape of Minnesota: Oaks hoax? Nope – genuine pine shrine
At first glance, it looks a bit fake, like a Photoshopped woodsy version of crop circles.
But Google Maps doesn’t lie. Tucked into the forests of Park Township in Lake of the Woods County is a 23-acre stand of jack pine trees in the shape of Minnesota.
Reddit users this week were buzzing about the image – and whether it could possibly be real – after someone posted an image of it. Who pulled this off – liquored-up lumberjacks? Aliens?
No, it was inventive DNR forestry veteran Bill Lockner – in the late 1980s, way before Google Maps.
A timber sale on the state-managed land was pending, so Lockner made it interesting. Without the benefit of GPS, Lockner surveyed out the Minnesota shape, using only rudimentary tools, a compass and hip chain, DNR spokeswoman Jennifer Teegarden told BringMeTheNews. 
Subsequently, the land around it has been logged off, and new trees have grown up in the Minnesota shape, Lake of the Woods County water and lands Director Josh Stromlund explained. The Minnesota-shaped stand – roughly 1,200 feet wide at the arrowhead and 1,350 feet tall – is well known by county residents, he said.
via Bring Me The News and Reddit

Somewhere a few hours north of Lake Wobegon…

prairiehomecompanion:

stuffaboutminneapolis:

Forest in shape of Minnesota: Oaks hoax? Nope – genuine pine shrine

At first glance, it looks a bit fake, like a Photoshopped woodsy version of crop circles.

But Google Maps doesn’t lie. Tucked into the forests of Park Township in Lake of the Woods County is a 23-acre stand of jack pine trees in the shape of Minnesota.

Reddit users this week were buzzing about the image – and whether it could possibly be real – after someone posted an image of it.
Who pulled this off – liquored-up lumberjacks? Aliens?

No, it was inventive DNR forestry veteran Bill Lockner – in the late 1980s, way before Google Maps.

A timber sale on the state-managed land was pending, so Lockner made it interesting. Without the benefit of GPS, Lockner surveyed out the Minnesota shape, using only rudimentary tools, a compass and hip chain, DNR spokeswoman Jennifer Teegarden told BringMeTheNews.

Subsequently, the land around it has been logged off, and new trees have grown up in the Minnesota shape, Lake of the Woods County water and lands Director Josh Stromlund explained. The Minnesota-shaped stand – roughly 1,200 feet wide at the arrowhead and 1,350 feet tall – is well known by county residents, he said.

via Bring Me The News and Reddit

Somewhere a few hours north of Lake Wobegon…

powells:

Ann Patchett guest blogged for us last week.

powells:

Ann Patchett guest blogged for us last week.

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Random Poll for Friday

allisonunsupervised:

karibikes:

galapagosgal:

What was the first concert you went to?

Mine was Debbie Gibson. 

They were talking about this on the radio this morning and it made me laugh listening to the various bands/singers that people saw. 

What say you?

Green Day FTW

Simon and Garfunkel. Man, that makes me old.

Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.
The Little Prince   (via thewastedgeneration)

(via kicksandgiggles)

Life is so damn short, for fucks sake, just do what makes you happy.

Compliment people. Magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses.

Not everyone is going to want, accept, or know how to receive your energy. Make peace with it and move on.

Kindness. It doesn’t cost a damn thing. Sprinkle that shit everywhere.

Slow down, calm down, don’t worry, don’t hurry. Trust the process.

Spend more time making yourself a better person and less time worrying about what everyone else is doing.

Find a way, not an excuse.

Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs, and you do not have to endure this from others either.

We are not our failures.

You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.

The more you close yourself the unhappier you’ll be. You’re not alone, open up to people.

People come and people go. That’s the way the world goes. Live and learn, don’t live and regret. The best is yet to come. Look forward.

When you lose yourself in what you love, you find yourself in what you are.

Forget everything you’ve been told and open your mind.

Forgiveness is the greatest indicator of strength. Admit when you’re wrong, but if someone makes you feel like shit for the mistake, move on. Similarly, when someone makes a mistake, be good enough to understand why they did. You don’t attack people because of a mistake. People learn.

15 Things You Should Keep in Mind (by themoonphase)

(via apileofgoodthings11)

liberalsarecool:

Republicans: often wrong, never in doubt.
It’s not like they had bad foreign policy, they had THE WORST FOREIGN POLICY.

liberalsarecool:

Republicans: often wrong, never in doubt.

It’s not like they had bad foreign policy, they had THE WORST FOREIGN POLICY.

liberalsarecool:

A picture for every policy.

liberalsarecool:

A picture for every policy.

Ted Cruz: “Putin probably invaded Ukraine because he knows how weak America is after the government shutdown that Obama forced on us.”
(via teapartycat)

(via liberalsarecool)

tinywhitedaisies:

freshfarmhouse:

Fresh Farmhouse

akrizzan


Goodbye February

Hard to imagine right now.

tinywhitedaisies:

freshfarmhouse:

Fresh Farmhouse

akrizzan

Goodbye February

Hard to imagine right now.

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