Cloud spiral in the sky. An Iridescent (Rainbow) Cloud in Himalaya. The phenomenon was observed early am 18 Oct 2009
why doesn’t this have thousands and thousands of notes, seriously?!
THE AVATAR HAS RETURNED
“It is as beautiful as it is rare. A frost flower is created on autumn or early winter mornings when ice in extremely thin layers is pushed out from the stems of plants or occasionally wood. This extrusion creates wonderful patterns which curl and fold into gorgeous frozen petioles giving this phenomenon both its name and its appearance.”
No it’s cool. Keep perpetuating a stereotyped, culturally-appropriated image of NDN women as hypersexual. It’s not like we’re 3.5 times more likely to be raped or anything (80% of which are committed by non-native rapists)
Cultural appropriation is not beautiful.
It is your choice to reblog racist, appropriative images, you don’t have to do it.
Please stop tagging pictures like this ‘Native American’; they have nothing to do with NDN people.
Check out some links:
Here’s a quick checklist for whether it’s ok to wear a war bonnet (even a cheap imitation like this):
Was it placed onto your head by an elder/legitimate authority figure from a select number of plains nations because you personally achieved something so great that it is worthy of that kind of honor? (corrolary: If yes to the above, are you currently wearing it in an appropriate ceremonial fashion/setting? Like are you at a powwow or speaking with the president?)
If you answered ‘no’ then IT IS NOT OK.
Any more than it would be ok to buy a decorated veteran’s purple heart that he had to pawn and put -that- on for a sexy/edgy/hip photo shoot. It’s that kind of disrespect, on top of the slap in the face that is cultural appropriation in general.
Please take this picture down, and don’t post more like it. When you see your friends and associates and tumblr followers doing the same kind of thing, speak out against it. This is racist and hurtful.
wealthy privilege is lots of positive extracurricular experiences in natural settings like camping, hiking, swimming in a lake, tubing, lying on the grass, visiting a farm, going to the aviary, and learning about science in the field as a youngster.
I have had several amazing experiences like this in my life due to scholarships and help. And while all children deserve to have a chance at things like this, you only get them if you’re wealthy, or if there is a program set up for poorer kids to do this (and when these programs exist, they need to be more dignified. Honestly, “transitions” should not be in the name, as if ethnic or racial minority kids, or poor kids, need to be taught how to use silverware)
While I’m not contesting the truth of this for poor kids from urban settings, I just want to offer a reminder that poor rural kids also exist. Lots of poor kids I’ve known -worked on farms-.
I spent my summers as a child camping and swimming in lakes and lying in the grass because a site at the state park was cheaper than rent, and we’d camp for months at a time if my mom happened to be between jobs.
This butterfly with transparent wings has a Spanish name, “espejitos,” which means “little mirrors.” If it wasn’t for the opaque outline around the wings, the average observer might not see one perched on a leaf or flower. Check out more amazing transparent animals.
The Lions Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. They have been swimming in arctic waters since before dinosaurs (over 650 million years ago) and are among some of the oldest surviving species in the world.
HOLY SHIT THAT’S TERRIFYING AND I LOVE IT.
The oceans terrify me.
Me if I was swimming and saw one of those: