Glacier Point be flexin’—I’m ready for another snow storm. Come on Mother Nature.
Went for a jog today. The first time in a month I’ve had the energy to do something actually physical. Baby steps. Progress.
I just submitted my last final for this semester, This semester I hit a wall. I’ve been this close to dropping out of college. It kicked my ass to try to juggle everything I have with the addition of Grad school, but its over at last. Thankfully @the_lil_0ne didn’t let me drop out 😅. And if you’re in college and almost done with the semester- just hang in there 🙏🏼
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Bears and squirrels aren't the only wildlife happy about the abundant acorn crop this year. Acorn woodpeckers spend early winter stocking their "granary trees," dead snags bored with up to 50,000 holes. Fastidious housekeepers, families of acorn woodpeckers fill these wooden pantries with thousands of tightly-wedged acorns, allowing them to dry without rotting. As they lose water and shrink slightly, woodpeckers move them to smaller, snugger holes for safekeeping from granary thieves.
Acorn woodpeckers live in family groups of up to 12 individuals, fiercely defending a 15-acre territory surrounding the family granary tree (which may be used for many generations). All females lay their eggs in the same nest and share incubation and care of the young. This communal lifestyle has its drawbacks—females often destroy (and consume) any eggs present in the communal nest before they themselves begin laying, ensuring that their own eggs are equally represented in the clutch. However, once incubation begins, they care for their sisters', mothers', and daughters' eggs as though they were their own.
Are communal animals like the acorn woodpecker behaving selfishly? Selflessly? Or something else entirely?
This is a special shout-out to my boss @rockheartworld of @preservestudio ♥️ Thank you for being the raddest and teaching me so much about being a photography, life & being a boss babe! & also for always encouraging me to adventure and travel as much as I can ✈️ You ROCK! 💕 #bossappreciationpost
Stay young. Stay foolish.
yanno, everybody’s always like omg let’s get lost 🌲😍 but nobody actually talks about when you DO get lost, in yosemite, bear country, in the pitch black darkness, and you can’t find your way back to the trail for a hot n scary 15 minutes. do not recommend. stay on the path people. thank u for coming to my ted talk and also hopefully this is my last yosemite post :)