"Let mystery have its place in you; do not be always turning up your whole soil with the plowshare of self–examination, but leave a little fallow corner in your heart ready for any seed the winds may bring, and reserve a nook of shadow for the passing bird; keep a place in your heart for the unexpected guests, an altar for the unknown God. Then if a bird sings among your branches, do not be too eager to tame it. If you are conscious of something new – thought or feeling, wakening in the depths of your being – do not be in a hurry to let in light upon it, to look at it; let the springing germ have the protection of being forgotten, hedge it round with quiet, and do not break in upon its darkness; let it take shape and grow, and not a word of your happiness to any one! Sacred work of nature as it is, all conception should be enwrapped by the triple veil of modesty, silence and night."

Henri–Frédéric Amiel

(via itsquoted)

guardian:

These dramatic photos come from California, where firefighters are currently battling an out-of-control wildfire in the Sierra Nevada mountains. By Wednesday, it had spread through 111 square miles and was threatening more than 2,000 homes.
Photographs: Noah Berger/Reuters
guardian:

These dramatic photos come from California, where firefighters are currently battling an out-of-control wildfire in the Sierra Nevada mountains. By Wednesday, it had spread through 111 square miles and was threatening more than 2,000 homes.
Photographs: Noah Berger/Reuters
guardian:

These dramatic photos come from California, where firefighters are currently battling an out-of-control wildfire in the Sierra Nevada mountains. By Wednesday, it had spread through 111 square miles and was threatening more than 2,000 homes.
Photographs: Noah Berger/Reuters
guardian:

These dramatic photos come from California, where firefighters are currently battling an out-of-control wildfire in the Sierra Nevada mountains. By Wednesday, it had spread through 111 square miles and was threatening more than 2,000 homes.
Photographs: Noah Berger/Reuters

guardian:

These dramatic photos come from California, where firefighters are currently battling an out-of-control wildfire in the Sierra Nevada mountains. By Wednesday, it had spread through 111 square miles and was threatening more than 2,000 homes.

Photographs: Noah Berger/Reuters

vwillas8:

Islamic High Artistry

"fernweh [feyrn-vey]"

(noun) This wonderful, untranslatable German word describes the feeling of homesickness for a far away land, a place you have never visited. Do not confuse this with the english word, wanderlust; Fernweh is much more profound, it is the feeling of an unsatisfied urge to escape and discover new places, almost a sort of sadness. You miss a place you have never experienced, as opposed to lusting over it or desiring it like wanderlust. You are seeking freedom and self-discovery, but not a particular home. 

(via petrichour)

(Source: wordsnquotes.com)

the-gasoline-station:

Wishful Thinking

“The sky transformed itself into a splendid and surreal sea of lanterns carrying all kinds of wishes,” writes Your Shot member Sherry Zhao of the scene at the Yi Peng Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Here, a couple makes a wish before releasing a lantern into the night sky. “This enchanted moment is truly embedded in my memory,” Zhao writes. “I’m glad I was fast enough to lie down on the ground and capture the serene moment between this young couple, who drew my attention with their sincere expressions before sending out the lantern, sending up hope.”

Picture: Sherry Zhao

Source: National Geographic

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Colombian Amber with insects - Santander, Colombia
bijoux-et-mineraux:

Colombian Amber with insects - Santander, Colombia

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Colombian Amber with insects - Santander, Colombia

(Source: carionmineraux.com)

greenekangaroo:

I have a back yard now. 
I have an EXCUSE. 
greenekangaroo:

I have a back yard now. 
I have an EXCUSE. 
greenekangaroo:

I have a back yard now. 
I have an EXCUSE. 
greenekangaroo:

I have a back yard now. 
I have an EXCUSE. 

greenekangaroo:

I have a back yard now. 

I have an EXCUSE. 

(Source: sp0oky-box-forts)

centipede:

Antonio Muñoz Degrain - “Nymphs Bathing” (purple edit) (original post)

centipede:

Antonio Muñoz Degrain - “Nymphs Bathing” (purple edit) (original post)

craftalliance:

Ruth Ann ReeseQuestion: What are you pretending not to know? Reply: …that the answers are written within. Photo Credit: Patty Sheppard

This piece was created by Ruth during her residency at Craft Alliance in 2013 and is currently on display in our Grand Center gallery in the 2014 Artists-in-Residence Exhibition. See it in person before the show closes on August 24!

  1. Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
  2. Aperture: f/9
  3. Exposure: 1/3th
  4. Focal Length: 77mm