16 8 / 2014

astronomicalwonders:

Star Formation within the Eagle Nebula - M16
This star-forming region is famous for its space pillars that appear in this infrared view from NASA’s Spitzer space telescope. The green dust is the cooler dust and the red dust represents hotter dust that was warmed by the explosion of a massive star 8,000 to 9,000 years ago. Astronomers estimate that the explosions blast wave spread outward and destroyed the eagle nebula’s three famous pillars about 6,000 years about. Since the light from the nebula takes about 7,000 years to reach us we will not witness this destruction for about another 1,000 years.
Credit: NASA/Spitzer

astronomicalwonders:

Star Formation within the Eagle Nebula - M16

This star-forming region is famous for its space pillars that appear in this infrared view from NASA’s Spitzer space telescope. The green dust is the cooler dust and the red dust represents hotter dust that was warmed by the explosion of a massive star 8,000 to 9,000 years ago. Astronomers estimate that the explosions blast wave spread outward and destroyed the eagle nebula’s three famous pillars about 6,000 years about. Since the light from the nebula takes about 7,000 years to reach us we will not witness this destruction for about another 1,000 years.

Credit: NASA/Spitzer

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16 8 / 2014

asylum-art:

  Luminous Mosque with the rainbow colors by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji

The stunning Nasir al-mulk Mosque hides a gorgeous secret between the walls of its fairly traditional exterior: stepping inside is like walking into a kaleidoscope of colors. Every day, the rays of the early morning sun shine through colorful stained-glass windows, transforming the halls into a dazzling wonderland of rich hues, patterns, and light that play on the floor of the mosque.

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15 8 / 2014

aleyma:

Dragonfly helmet, made in Japan in the 17th century (source).

High-ranking lords began to embellish their helmets with sculptural forms so that they could be visually located on the battlefield. Exotic helmets (kawari kabuto) also allowed leaders to choose symbolic motifs for their helmets that reflected some aspect of their personality or that of their collective battalions. This helmet is shaped like a giant dragonfly. In Japan, the dragonfly is symbolic of focused endeavor and vigilance because of its manner of moving up, down and sideways while continuing to face forward. In addition, in ancient texts Japan was often referred to as Akitsushima (Land of the Dragonflies), because of their abundance. They were also thought to be the spirits of rice, since they are often to be found hovering above the flooded rice fields. - from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts description

aleyma:

Dragonfly helmet, made in Japan in the 17th century (source).

High-ranking lords began to embellish their helmets with sculptural forms so that they could be visually located on the battlefield. Exotic helmets (kawari kabuto) also allowed leaders to choose symbolic motifs for their helmets that reflected some aspect of their personality or that of their collective battalions. This helmet is shaped like a giant dragonfly. In Japan, the dragonfly is symbolic of focused endeavor and vigilance because of its manner of moving up, down and sideways while continuing to face forward. In addition, in ancient texts Japan was often referred to as Akitsushima (Land of the Dragonflies), because of their abundance. They were also thought to be the spirits of rice, since they are often to be found hovering above the flooded rice fields. - from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts description

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13 8 / 2014

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13 8 / 2014

kismesister:

shout out to all my homies who also deal with their depression by trying to make people laugh a lot, because you think it’s the only way you can make any sort of happiness, that are really fucked up over this. this is hitting way too close to home and i fucking feel you

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13 8 / 2014

Yesterday morning I called my doctor to make an appointment to go back on anti-depressants. Later the suicide of Robin Williams started flooding tumblr. This RW thing has been really hard on me, not him specifically but all of the suicide talk. It has already been a hard summer for me with depression and I finally had admitted that I needed help. And now my dash is like the most depressing place in the world. 

10 8 / 2014

dendroica:

Dogbane Beetle (by Dendroica cerulea)

dendroica:

Dogbane Beetle (by Dendroica cerulea)

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10 8 / 2014

dominodollhouse:

New dress at Dominodollhouse.com: Bow Baby Dress in Grey!  Sizes 14-28 and runs $65.95.

dominodollhouse:

New dress at Dominodollhouse.com: Bow Baby Dress in Grey!  Sizes 14-28 and runs $65.95.

09 8 / 2014

we saw guardians of the galaxy today and there are some sad parts that no one warned me about and it made me cry, and now all afternoon I have just wanted to cry and cry, unrelated to the movie or really anything, just feels like a crying day.

08 8 / 2014

loveandasandwich:

lustik:

Monster Benches - Lorna Watt and Jill Watt via Andrew Salomone.

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I think the couches of my dream home are going to look something like this.