Invisible Mice

lurking around pdx

theteardropdiaries:

Oregon was one of the states that we were really looking forward to. We pulled up to our campground around dusk after a scenic ride through beautiful winding mountain roads coming from Lake Tahoe. Our campsite was nestled right next to Diamond Lake. We set up camp and cooked our first meal as the sun was setting over the gigantic snow capped mountain that lives across the clear blue lake. Our neighbors informed us that we just missed a hailstorm and the temperature would be a record low that night, dropping below 40. We broke out our wool blanket and heavy socks in preparation for the chilly mountain air.

The following morning we woke up in clouds of heavy fog. Being the optimistic people that we are we headed to Crater Lake. Needless to say we couldn’t see five feet in front of us, let alone the beautiful unbelievably blue lake. So we headed north for some waterfalls and of course we weren’t disappointed. The green of Oregon’s forests with raging blue clean water is an unmatchable combo. Umpqua National Forest was a great area to explore. With four waterfalls and hot springs all within a 20 mile stretch it wasn’t hard to fill our entire day in the lush green forest.

The next day we headed to Crater Lake. Instead of writing about our experience at this incredible lake, I’d like to tell our personal favorite story of how the Lake came to be. We came across this story while reading “Your Guide to the National Parks.”

Mount Mazama had a cataclysmic eruption about 8,000 years ago. This cataclysmic eruption caused the mountain to collapse into itself forming a massive caldera.
The Makala Indians tell the story of an epic battle between Llao, Chief of the Below World and Skell, Chief of the Above World. Llao on one of his visits to Mount Mazama fell in love with one of the villagers. Llao promised the pretty young villager enteral life if she would come and live with him below Mount Mazama. The girl refused Llao’s offer which enraged the Chief of the Below World. Llao took his rage out on the village and started to destroy everything in sight. Skell, Chief of the Above World, seeing this from standing atop Mount Shasta decided to help the villagers. The epic battle between Llao and Skell ended in fiery destruction. Skell finally drove Llao back into the underworld through Mount Mazama where the battle took place all night. The next morning Mount Mazama was gone and all that was left was a gigantic gaping hole to the underworld. The following months after the epic battle was filled with torrential downpour which filled the void and created Crater Lake.

This makes me want to go outside RIGHT NOW!

(via polerstuff)

funnyordie:

How to Enjoy Flying

Yeah, that might do the trick.

funnyordie:

How to Enjoy Flying

Yeah, that might do the trick.

Reading about that polar bear made me too sad so then I needed this

Reading about that polar bear made me too sad so then I needed this

(Source: ForGIFs.com, via 4gifs)

we-are-star-stuff:

lgnacio:

panemoppression:

Arturo is a 29-year-old male polar bear currently living in Argentina’s Mendoza Zoo. He is suffering in 40C (104F) heat in an enclosure that has just 20 inches of water for him to swim in and has as a consequence been displaying worrying behavior.

Please sign this petition or at least spread the word in order to have Arturo transferred to a zoo in Canada which has better facilities for an animal that is used to polar conditions.

PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION!! this bear is dying out here! he’s not fit for a weather like ours and they still refuse to let him go because they’ll try to squeeze as much money as they can before he dies!

I saw him in 2007 and he was so sad and neglected it made me cry, I don’t understand why he is still there (I’m lying, of course I do: money. He’s the zoo’s primary attraction). He lives in really shitty conditions. What is he doing in my country in the first place? The south may be cool but not enough for him, and Mendoza is obviously one of the worst options. This is just plain animal cruelty.

I hate sharing sad stuff but seriously we need to stop treating animals so badly.

roserunswild:

Seriously, this shit has to stop people. I cannot keep track at this point of how many of my favorite mother’s feed’s have been deleted because of this ridiculousness!! You can sign here folks! http://www.change.org/petitions/instagram-change-censorship-guidelines

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roserunswild:

Seriously, this shit has to stop people. I cannot keep track at this point of how many of my favorite mother’s feed’s have been deleted because of this ridiculousness!! You can sign here folks! http://www.change.org/petitions/instagram-change-censorship-guidelines

Word.

vimeo:

“The Internet’s Own Boy” is a dynamic portrait of the late tech millionaire, Aaron Swartz, who renounced Silicon Valley startup culture to fight for social justice, no matter the cost.

Available now on Vimeo On Demand.

salesonfilm:

The 1943 Rockford Peaches

Just a few weeks away from officially becoming Woolfs. If anyone wants to shout things at our paperwork, it’s posted down at the courthouse (I don’t understand laws.) #sweetmatrimony View high resolution

Just a few weeks away from officially becoming Woolfs. If anyone wants to shout things at our paperwork, it’s posted down at the courthouse (I don’t understand laws.) #sweetmatrimony

humansofnewyork:

"Do you know what you want to be when you grow up?""A person."

Kids: smarter than grown-ups. View high resolution

humansofnewyork:

"Do you know what you want to be when you grow up?"
"A person."

Kids: smarter than grown-ups.

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