Pada means foot or part of a poem and implies a step or passage in the course of one's spiritual or holistic life. Padajna is to know these sacred footprints, and pada-viya is the trail left by the pada journey.
I would not think to touch the sky with two arms
-Sappho, fragment 52
Me: witchy, feminist, perfumer, curator, writer, former circus girl. reading poetry, studying dreams, exploring forests, reading tea leaves, watching birds, talking to the moon. curled up with tea & blankets.
A note: I prefer feed readers, so I'm probably following you there & not here.
Someone Put a Camera on an Eagle’s Back and Yes, It’s as Amazing as It Sounds
The footage was allegedly shot on a GoPro camera. But who exactly is responsible for the footage isn’t yet known. According to The Local,a French newspaper, “for now, the author of the video remains unknown, but until then we can only watch and admire.”
With wingspans that range up to 90 inches, bald eagles can reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour—faster than this guy in the video.
A team of researchers from the Ecology department at the University of Exeter lead by Dr. Dave Hodgson created an experiment to track the movement of snails through a garden at night. The team tagged hundreds of live snails with an array of LEDs and UV paint and then tracked their speed and patterns of movement at night.
This is the place where the bears catch salmon as they jump Brooks Falls.
This is my most favourite thing right now. The other day before the salmon were jumping, a brown bear wandered into the shallow water, stood staring around for salmon for about half an hour, then laid down in the water like a big lump with his mouth hanging open, for hours. Like the salmon were going to just jump into his mouth. “Get in my mouth, salmon! Get.in.my.mouth.”
(Not that I’m judging. It was awesome. If someone was to turn me into the animal I am most like, I would be turned into a bear).
What Goes On When You’re Not there (a bear hoedown)
Ever wonder what bears do when we’re not looking? These images were captured with a remote wildlife camera as various species visited a “communications” or “rub” tree in Kananaskis Country, leaving a scent as a form of communication to other bears and animals. The image data is being collected as part of a collaborative study looking at multi-species habitat use within our mountainous landscape. In addition to various wildlife species, millions of people visit Kananaskis Country each year. Alberta Parks dedicates significant efforts to maintaining a positive coexistence of wildlife and park visitors through tools such as our bear shepherding program, wildlife proof garbage bins and superior visitor education.
Terrifying. So, they can recognize & remember our individual faces, they remember our habits & personalities & pass the information among each other & through generations, they hold grudges, & they can imitate our voices.
There is no sound in the vacuum of space because sound needs a medium to travel through, but celestial objects can still make a “noise” with electromagnetic waves. On its journey to the edge of the solar system, the Voyager 1 Spacecraft recorded vibrations created by interactions between the charged particles of the solar wind and the magnetospheres of various planets and moons. These haunting soundscapes were sent home to Earth, and since the vibrations were between 20 hz to 20 khz—within the range of human hearing—we could convert them into sound.
The results are both stunningly familiar and utterly alien, and NASA even released an album of them. Realise that you’re not listening to human-made sounds, but instead to the solar weather of planets and moons.