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


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


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


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

Leila Jeffreys

All cats indoors, please

Because it's Moth Week:

(R) Chaerocampa andamanensis

Bombyces coecigena

Io Moth (male)