the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

the human equation

“It’s a really lovely example – you have this amazing beast that’s been around for tens of millions of years surviving as a relic population on this island. Then people arrived and they basically disappear in a couple of hundred years,”

“When people turn up they put these populations under enormous pressure – they might not be giving the final, killer blow but they’re adding another level of stress. It looks like these fantastic turtles are another example.”

(from here)

(photo: Jeffers Petroglyphs- Image of turtle and man, looking East)

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heard from someone

I heard from someone you’re still pretty
And then
They went on to say…

(photo: W. Robert Moore, National Geographic Society)