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Drew and Riley catching huge Texas rat snake, part 1

Smith’s black head snake

Smith’s black head snake

Greater earless lizard

Greater earless lizard

Texas banded gecko from our BigBend trip.

Texas banded gecko from our BigBend trip.

To quote Ricky Bobby, “…my smokin’ Hot wife!” (at Home)

To quote Ricky Bobby, “…my smokin’ Hot wife!” (at Home)

My beautiful wife!  I am so proud of you SweetHeart on being named teacher of the year for McCall elementary.  You are such an amazing woman.  I am constantly inspired by you each and every day.  I love you! (at Home)

My beautiful wife! I am so proud of you SweetHeart on being named teacher of the year for McCall elementary. You are such an amazing woman. I am constantly inspired by you each and every day. I love you! (at Home)

quantumly-entangled:

I was actually thinking about the particular architecture of the Inferno for a while . Naturally , the graduated nature of each of the cantica is evident , though I would say that the most architecturally detailed is the Inferno . Though that’s not to say that the other two are any less rich , but rather they take on a different kind of richness . It is the difference between the detail of a wrought iron fence and the richness of cheese cake melting in one’s mouth . In a very literal sense , I believe it’s the difference between that which is mundane and physical and that which is ascendant and ethereal . Therefore , it is necessary for the most carnal of the three canticas to have such architectural details as bridges and city walls while the intermediate Purgatorio has natural settings (such as the garden) , and the spheres of heaven are light and aether .

quantumly-entangled:

I was actually thinking about the particular architecture of the Inferno for a while . Naturally , the graduated nature of each of the cantica is evident , though I would say that the most architecturally detailed is the Inferno . Though that’s not to say that the other two are any less rich , but rather they take on a different kind of richness . It is the difference between the detail of a wrought iron fence and the richness of cheese cake melting in one’s mouth . In a very literal sense , I believe it’s the difference between that which is mundane and physical and that which is ascendant and ethereal . Therefore , it is necessary for the most carnal of the three canticas to have such architectural details as bridges and city walls while the intermediate Purgatorio has natural settings (such as the garden) , and the spheres of heaven are light and aether .

dio-03:

Here’s a small update from my day job at Sea Grant. The Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) known locally as “El Tinglar” is a critically endangered species and the largest existing species of turtle left.
-Daniel

dio-03:

Here’s a small update from my day job at Sea Grant. The Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) known locally as “El Tinglar” is a critically endangered species and the largest existing species of turtle left.

-Daniel

(via scientificillustration)