but guys, you realize Morgan Freeman had to read those lines
LOOK AT THE GUY HOLDING THE MICROPHONE
In celebration of a good month of etsy sales/Valentine’s Day I’m giving away one set of my handstamped Drift Compatible bracelets - perfect for you and a friend, sibling or SO (or hey, keep both for yourself)!
1) Reblog this post to enter - every reblog is another entry and you can reblog as many times as you like (but as per usual don’t spam your followers with reblogs). If you follow me I’ll add something special in your package! Likes don’t count.
2) No giveaway blogs.
3) Have your ask open and be willing to give me your address, of course. Respond within 48 hours of me messaging you.
4) If I get to 800 etsy sales before the end of the giveaway I’ll give 2 people a set rather than 1. If somehow I make even more sales than that every 100 extra sales means another set to give away.
5) Winner will be randomly chosen with a number generator.
6) If you have any questions, send me a message c:
GIVEAWAY ENDS ON FEBRUARY 28th (so if you want a set for Valentine’s Day you’re going to have to order them from my etsy rather than win them)
From Russia with love: The doting father bear who can’t help cuddling his cub
This is the touching moment a baby bear gets swept up in a big cuddle - from her affectionate father.
What makes the photographs, taken at a zoo in eastern Russia, so fascinating is that most male bears have nothing to do with their cubs and leave the rearing to females.
But Balu is more hands-on than most with four-month-old daughter Diva and is content to give her a proper bear hug.
He even appears to be blowing a raspberry on her tummy while mother Masha looks on. Keepers at Primorsky Zoo in Russia were stunned by Balu’s unusual devotion to his daughter.
Zoo director Elena Aseidulina, 34, who took the photographs, said: ‘The father, against all laws of nature, is very caring and loving with the cubs.
‘Normally, it is the mother that looks after the children, but Balu is the exception.
‘He is a real example of a good father.’
Balu and Masha have been living at the zoo since 2002 after they were rescued by Russian militia from poachers. The pair have settled in well - and are clearly enjoying their roles as parents.
Keepers also noticed that Balu has taken on nearly all the traditional ‘female’ roles carried out by brown bears - including teaching their young about the dangers of the world.
Miss Aseidulina said: ‘Balu taught Diva to swim in the pool - she looked to her mother for help but Masha was totally calm and obviously trusted her “husband”.
‘Balu would hold her under water to teach her that swimming is an essential skill for a bear - but he always knew how long she could stay under for, and would pull her out and keep her safe.
‘When Masha is feeding Diva, 14-year-old Balu waits patiently for his turn to play with her.’
The zoo director added: ‘Once, I saw him patting the mother’s paw as if to say “Hurry up, it’s my turn to play!”’
‘It always takes my breath away when I see them playing like this.
‘It just makes you realise that these animals have the same feelings as we do. I wanted to take pictures to show others how touching and heartwarming these animals can be.’
BEARS, YOU GUYS.
OH MY GOD HOW CUTE
omg ber feels
I REBLOGGED THIS ARLEADEY BUT I DON’T CARE IT’S LITERALLY ME IN A PHOTOSET!!!
Omg cute as heckOh god I’m dying
I found how I wanna spend valentines day
Brownie baby coming soon
Exploring the Historical Site of Anapji (안압지), South Korea
For more photos and videos from Anapji, explore the 동궁과 월지 (안압지) / Anapji location page.
Within the historical grounds of Gyeongju National Park in Gyeongju, South Korea, a legendary, man-made pond lends its scenic beauty to the park lands. Named Anapji (안압지), which means a lake for geese and ducks, the pond was constructed in 674 CE during the Silla Dynasty as a garden for the royal family. Ancient writings say that the pond and its surroundings housed many rare and exotic plants, flowers and animals for the Silla rulers to enjoy. Several pavilions and mountain-like landscapes were placed around the pond in addition to the artificial islands built inside it. When the Silla Dynasty collapsed in 935 CE, Anapji fell to ruins. In 1974—over a millennium later—restoration of the pond began and in just over a decade it was restored to its original state. Thousands of ancient artifacts have been excavated from the bottom of the pond and many are now displayed in a nearby museum.
Now, Anapji is appreciated not only for its historical value, but once again for its gorgeous garden. Local and visiting Instagrammers have captured the pond’s beauty, often shooting at night to capture the glowing reflections of the pavillions in the pond’s waters.
Designer Drills Holes into Quarters, Turns Them into Rings
Designer Nicholas Heckaman of The Ring Tree meticulously handcrafts detailed rings out of US coins. The Gainesville, Florida-based designer first discovered his skill when he was looking for the perfect ring to propose to his girlfriend with. He managed to create a special engagement ring out of a silver coin with a hammer and “a lot of patience.”
are you kidding me my grandfather has done this for decades