Sort it out



Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure.

Mark Strand



Eww. A poem.




Office sandwich animation


Choice




Some favorite things






Less is more



from Visual Poetry Tumblr


Each moment is a place you've never been.

Mark Strand



Mastery is not perfectionism - it's a curved line, constant pursuit






Rufous elephant shrew


 (Hidden Kingdoms - BBC)



Quiet time







When's the new season!


Big Bang theory

MENDEL'S PRINCIPLE:

Simple and Elegant
A deceptively simple philosophy, refined down to its essence .
This is Nobel Prize material





Have you seen my tail?






Broken butterflies

“24 pieces butterfly” is built up from different butterfly wings, all the pieces together creating a new butterfly.  
The Medusozoa had lost her body and antennae  and could no longer fly. She was given a new set of flying tools and a propeller. The movement of the Medusuzoa inspired the name.


White Air has a balloon filled up with white air. It helps the little butterfly to rise up.



All art by Anne Ten Donkelaar


Alone and happy





The Jersey Shore in 1904


Steeplechase Pier and bathers, Atlantic City



Vintage bathing beauties








from Romania, 1930




Little jewels

Cuddling Carmines by Patrick Bentley


The Blue Fairy Wren (Australia); Turquoise Honeycreeper

Red Capped Robin by John Wolfe; Splendid Fairy-wren


The purple-crowned fairy wren, endemic to northern Australia.



Field guide


Violet backed Tanager

Lullaby

The sky has shut its eyes of blue,
the house has shut its many eyes,
the meadow sleeps with quilt up too –
sleep nice now, sleep, little Balázs.
Flies and wasps have gone to sleep,
on every foot a bowed head lies,
there's not a buzz or hum to seek –
sleep nice now, sleep, little Balázs.




The tramcar has dozed off as well
– and without its rattle and clash –
it dreams it dares to clang its bell –
sleep nice now, sleep, little Balázs.

Attila József, 'Altató' (1935)
Translation from the Hungarian © Edwin Morgan.






Do the right thing

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.

Isaac Asimov
Foundation

Leila Jeffreys


All cats indoors, please







Because it's Moth Week:




(R) Chaerocampa andamanensis

Bombyces coecigena



Io Moth (male)