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earthandanimals:


Rhinoceros by Marsel van Oosten
mystic-kid:

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rainbow-nebula:

"Greater Kudu" by Amanda Tulacz, 2014
Colored pencil, charcoal, and ink on toned paper
thenewenlightenmentage:

Massive Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841
Image Credit: Hubble, Subaru; Composition & Copyright: Robert Gendler
Explanation: It is one of the more massive galaxies known. A mere 46 million light-years distant, spiral galaxy NGC 2841 can be found in the northern constellation ofUrsa Major. This sharp view of the gorgeous island universe shows off a striking yellow nucleus and galactic disk. Dust lanes, small, pink star-forming regions, and young blue star clusters are embedded in the patchy, tightly wound spiral arms. In contrast, many other spirals exhibit grand, sweeping arms with large star-forming regions. NGC 2841 has a diameter of over 150,000 light-years, even larger than our own Milky Way and captured by this composite image merging exposures from the orbiting 2.4-meterHubble Space Telescope and the ground-based 8.2-meter Subaru Telescope. X-ray images suggest that resulting winds and stellar explosions create plumes of hot gas extending into a halo around NGC 2841.

Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance.

Every Last One (Anna Quindlen)

(Source: wordsthat-speak)


wethinkwedream:

An artist should not fall in love with another artist.
A poet should not fall in love with another poet.
Play it safe. It’s easier that way.
Kiss people who can’t understand why you cry when the sun sets,
who think it is because you’re afraid of the dark.

Don’t you dare, for one more second, surround yourself with people who are not aware of the greatness that you are.

Jo Blackwell-Preston (via wethinkwedream)

(Source: aquoteadaykeepsthemonstersaway)


umq:

L’Obole (Lorelyne Piazza)