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calmtolkienreader:‘No longer do I desire to be a queen,’ she…

Posted by jbc on October 23rd, 2017 at 7:01 am

calmtolkienreader:

‘No longer do I desire to be a queen,’ she said. Then Faramir laughed merrily. ‘That is well,’, he said; ‘for I am no king. Yet I will wed with the White Lady of Rohan, if it be her will. And if she will, then let us cross the River and in happier days let us dwell in fair Ithilien and there make a garden. All things will grow with joy there, if the White Lady comes.’

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splashlove:  Pride and Prejudice  ↳ locations

Posted by jbc on October 22nd, 2017 at 5:01 pm

splashlove:

 Pride and Prejudice   locations

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jumpingjacktrash: splickedylit: crown-of-weeds: Call Me…

Posted by jbc on October 22nd, 2017 at 7:01 am

jumpingjacktrash:

splickedylit:

crown-of-weeds:

Call Me Maybe, with a full orchestra and classical choir.

It starts out as a very solem joke, and then it becomes bright and beautiful and joyful.

GUYS IT’S A BOP

i love this! i feel like whoever arranged it understood why the song is so well loved, and really captured that hopeful, giddy thrill of infatuation. such a bright thing. this is going in my happy spam tag for cheering me up on rainy days.

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catonhottinroof: Ivan Fedorovich Choultsé (1874 – 1939)  Soir…

Posted by jbc on October 21st, 2017 at 5:01 pm

catonhottinroof:

Ivan Fedorovich Choultsé (1874 – 1939)  

Soir doré (Pays Basque)

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culturenlifestyle: Landscape Through an Artist’s…

Posted by jbc on October 21st, 2017 at 12:07 pm

culturenlifestyle:

Landscape Through an Artist’s Eyes

Istanbul-based painter, decorator, and interior designer Adem Potaş delicately paints stunning scenes of nature.

Keep reading

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mostlythemarsh: Once you spot this stuff you see it everywhere…

Posted by jbc on October 21st, 2017 at 7:06 am

mostlythemarsh:

Once you spot this stuff you see it everywhere and wonder… is everything orange on the inside?

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catonhottinroof: Geraldine Jacoba van de Sande Bakhuyzen (1826…

Posted by jbc on October 20th, 2017 at 5:03 pm

catonhottinroof:

Geraldine Jacoba van de Sande Bakhuyzen (1826 – 1895)

BLUMENSTILLLEBEN MIT SCHMETTERLING, 1884

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mostlythemarsh: Below

Posted by jbc on October 20th, 2017 at 12:08 pm

mostlythemarsh:

Below

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lsleofskye: Santa Cruz Island | posesawkwardly

Posted by jbc on October 19th, 2017 at 12:03 pm

lsleofskye:

Santa Cruz Island | posesawkwardly

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heartofoshun: Captain and Shieldmaiden by Achen089      ‘Then,…

Posted by jbc on October 19th, 2017 at 7:04 am

heartofoshun:

Captain and Shieldmaiden by Achen089

     ‘Then, Éowyn of Rohan, I say to you that you are beautiful. In the valleys of our hills there are flowers fair and bright, and maidens fairer still; but neither flower nor lady have I seen till now in Gondor so lovely, and so sorrowful. It may be that only a few days are left ere darkness falls upon our world, and when it comes I hope to face it steadily; but it would ease my heart, if while the Sun yet shines, I could see you still. For you and I have both passed under the wings of the Shadow, and the same hand drew us back.’

     ‘Alas, not me, lord!’ she said. ‘Shadow lies on me still. Look not to me for healing! I am a shieldmaiden and my hand is ungentle. But I thank you for this at least, that I need not keep to my chamber. I will walk abroad by the grace of the Steward of the City.’

The Return of the King: The Lord of the Rings

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Hey lies!! Lies! Hey!! I’m so excited!! I just saw what i think was an adult female merlin outside my back door!! I opened my door and it was just there on the ground, and i looked at it, and it looked at me, and then it flew away. It must have just caught something because there were feathers strewn all around where it was standing (they were small and black, from a black phoebe i think??? we’ve got a lot of those). I didn’t know what it was at first because it was so small!! but it was cute!

Posted by jbc on October 18th, 2017 at 4:48 pm

That is so cool! (Well, except for the phoebe. Kind of a bummer for them.) But yeah! Merlins are the best!

As it turns out I’m about 90 minutes away from giving a talk on birds of prey as part of my ongoing series of beginner birdwatching classes I’m doing, and my talk has Actual Merlin Content. There’s a Merlin (or maybe more than one; I’m not sure) that I’ve been seeing a fair amount in the last few weeks as I’ve been ramping up my birding obsession in anticipation of the Christmas Count. A few days ago I got to watch it chasing/being chased by a group of crows at the Carpinteria Bluffs. That ruled.

Fun fact (of which you may already be aware): A few years ago ornithologists were surprised to discover that falcons have more genetic code in common (and hence share a more-recent common ancestor) with parrots than they do with other birds of prey. The fact that falcons look and act like hawks is more a case of convergent evolution than actual close kinship.

So: Awesome fastest-creature-on-earth murder parrots FTW!

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essenceofarda: More Silmarillion and lotr sketches :)Young…

Posted by jbc on October 18th, 2017 at 12:03 pm

essenceofarda:

More Silmarillion and lotr sketches :)

Young Galadriel, young Celeborn, and a little

Celebrían.

Also Beren and

Lúthien. 

As I’m reading the book I’m sketching out the characters as they appear in my mind. I’m having lots of fun sketching out how I imagine the characters… but I’m falling behind :’O

Thingol and Melian

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Lies you NEED to watch the 2007 Northanger Abbey!!!! It’s not perfect, but the leads are terrifically charming (Felicity Jones!! JJ Fields! There’s even Carey Mulligan as Isabella Thorpe!). Please watch and let me know what you think :D

Posted by jbc on October 18th, 2017 at 10:48 am

I’m def. gonna.

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tinysaurus-rex: THE TINIEST FEET

Posted by jbc on October 18th, 2017 at 7:04 am

tinysaurus-rex:

THE TINIEST FEET

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Countdown to Volvo Ocean Race >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Posted by jbc on October 17th, 2017 at 9:22 pm

Countdown to Volvo Ocean Race >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News:

a-solitary-sea-rover:

On October 22 at 1200 UTC, the longest endurance race in the world begins, the Volvo Ocean Race. Libby Greenhalgh, who was navigator for Team SCA in the 2014-15 edition, shares insight as the seven teams prepare for this eight month challenge.

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