“Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.” (Lao-Tzu)
It’s Ridiculous How Much This Flower Looks Like A Monkey
It’s not really a mystery how this rare purple flower, called the Monkey Orchid, got its name. We thought you should have a chance to check out the striking resemblance for yourself (via Incredible Things).
In case you’re curious, here are some other interesting facts about the Monkey Orchid:
- It grows at elevations 1000-2000 feet above sea level
- It’s found in the forests of southeastern Ecuador and Peru
- It smells like oranges
- Its scientific name is Dracula simia
Via Earth song
paul souders spent two weeks in the hudson bay looking for polar bears, but spotted only two. luckily, this one, photographed thirty miles offshore of churchill, manitoba, felt comfortable enough to get “very, very close. scary close,” as he put it. “i couldn’t believe i was doing something this crazy close. …i could hear her slow, regular breathing as she watched me below the surface, increasingly curious. it was very special.”