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absolutebirdingtours: Emerald-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur…

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

absolutebirdingtours:

Emerald-spotted Wood
Dove (Turtur
chalcospilos) by Sean Hammond-de Nobrega www.absolutebirding.co. These beautiful birds are found in the north east of South Africa.

We’re doing pigeons and doves at the birdwatching class this week.

I am excite.

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witch-of-the-west-country: witch-of-the-west-country: If this gets one note I’ll get out of…

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

witch-of-the-west-country:

witch-of-the-west-country:

If this gets one note I’ll get out of bed.

I’m up. You monsters.

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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cuteness–overload: I see them so often, I sometimes forget how…

Friday, June 14th, 2019

cuteness–overload:

I see them so often, I sometimes forget how pretty blue jays are.

Source: http://bit.ly/2HmI94A

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klemannlee: Baltimore Oriole

Friday, June 14th, 2019

klemannlee:

Baltimore Oriole

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lazyjacks: Syce John S. Johnston, 17 June 1897Detroit…

Friday, June 14th, 2019

lazyjacks:

Syce
John S. Johnston, 17 June 1897
Detroit Publishing Company photograph collection
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
LC-D4-62553

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selenekallanwriter: AURORA – The Seed The Seed – Lyrics Just…

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

selenekallanwriter:

AURORA – The Seed

The Seed – Lyrics

Just like the seed
I don’t know where to go
Through dirt and shadow I grow
I’m reaching light through the struggle
Just like the sea, I’m chasing the wonder
I unravel myself, all in slow motion.

You cannot eat money, oh no
You cannot eat money oh no
When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, You cannot eat money oh no
You cannot eat money, oh no
You cannot eat money oh no
When the last tree has fallen and the rivers are poisoned, You cannot eat money oh no

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Fun Random Facts About the LOTR Soundtrack

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

out-there-on-the-maroon:

lotrfansaredorcs:

  • Most composers spend just 10-12ish weeks working on a film’s music. John Williams spent around 14 weeks on each Star Wars movie, 40ish weeks total for the whole OT……but composing the LOTR trilogy’s soundtrack took four years
  • The vocals you hear in the soundtrack are usually in one of Tolkien’s languages (esp. Elvish). The English translations of the lyrics are all poems, or quotes from the book, or occasionally even quotes from other parts of the films that are relevant to the scene
  • When there were no finished scenes for him to score, Howard Shore would develop musical themes inspired by the scripts or passages from the book. That’s how he got all Middle-Earth locations have their own unique sound: he was able to compose drafts of “what Gondor would sound like” and “what Lorien would sound like” long before any scenes in those places were filmed
  • Shore has said his favorite parts to score were always the little heartfelt moments between Frodo and Sam
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  • Shore wrote over 100 unique leitmotifs/musical themes to represent specific people, places, and things in Middle Earth (over 160 if you count The Hobbit)
  • The ones we all talk about are the Fellowship theme, the main Shire Theme, and the themes for places like Gondor, Mordor, Rohan, and Rivendell…but a lot of the more subtle ones get overlooked and underappreciated
  • Like Aragorn’s theme. It’s a lot less “obvious” than the others because, like Aragorn himself, it adapts to take on the color of whatever place Aragorn is in: it’s played on dramatic broody stringed instruments in Bree, on horns in  battle scenes, softly on the flute with Arwen in Rivendell….
  • Eowyn has not just one but three different leitmotifs to represent her
  • Gollum and Smeagol both have their own leitmotifs! Whose theme music is playing in the scene can often tell you whether the Gollum or Smeagol side is “winning” at the moment
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  • Shore wanted the theme music to grow alongside the characters– so that as the characters changed, their theme music would change with them.  
  • You can hear that most clearly in the Shire theme. Like the hobbits, it goes through A Lot 
  • Like compare the childish lil penny whistle theme you hear in Concerning Hobbits/the beginning of FOTR with (throws a dart at random Beautiful Tragic Hobbit Character Development scene because there WAY TOO MANY to choose from) the scene when Pippin finds Merry on the battlefield, where you hear a kind of shattered and broken but more mature version of that same theme in the background 
  • I could write you a book on how much I love the way the Shire theme grows across the course of these films 
  • Unlike the hero’s themes, which constantly change and grow, the villain’s themes (The One Ring theme, the Isengard theme, etc) remain basically the same from the very beginning of FOTR to the end of ROTK. Shore said this was an intentional choice: to emphasize that evil is static, while good is capable of change
  • Shore has said that between all the music that made into the movies and the music that didn’t, he composed enough for “a month of continuous listening”……..where can I sign up

“Shore said this was an intentional choice: to emphasize that evil is static, while good is capable of change”

Ohhhhhhhh my godddddddd I adore all of this so much. So much information!

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sparrowsriver: Country Sunrise #sunrise #sky_brilliance #sky…

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

sparrowsriver:

Country Sunrise

#sunrise #sky_brilliance #sky #countryfarmhouse #farmhouse #countryside #countryliving (at Liberty, North Carolina)
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B/c I’m that way:Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus…

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

B/c I’m that way:

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)

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klemannlee: “The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to” …

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

klemannlee:

“The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to”   –   Carl Sandburg

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mostlythemarsh: In. Out.

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

mostlythemarsh:

In. Out.

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thatsbug2u:Northern patina, Harris Neck NWR. #birdwatching…

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

thatsbug2u:

Northern patina, Harris Neck NWR. #birdwatching #birding #naturephotography #greatoutdoors
https://www.instagram.com/p/ByQWMSeFqvz/?igshid=99oof1uuagir

Heh. Northern Parulas hate autocorrect.

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great-pride-extreme-prejudice: sineadpersaud: great-pride-extreme-prejudice: Wishing the happiest…

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

great-pride-extreme-prejudice:

sineadpersaud:

great-pride-extreme-prejudice:

Wishing the happiest of happy birthdays to this lovely, witchy lady, @sineadpersaud ! Your talent is a force to be reckoned with, your humor is admirable and enviable, and your aesthetic is one I could only wish I had. We share a love of Little Shop and spooky things, as well as musical theatre and the nerdy stuff. Happy birthday, Sinead, keep doing amazing things 💛

You are too kind! Thank you thank you!

💛💛

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the-wasp: The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I…

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

the-wasp:

The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) dir. Peter Jackson

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jhfrench:Lazuli buntings are striking birds found in western…

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

jhfrench:

Lazuli buntings are striking birds found in western North America. I love that even the females—which, like with most birds, are drabber than the male—have a tinge of blue!
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This piece is a companion to my indigo bunting painting, and will appear in the next issue of Living Bird in a profile featuring related eastern and western species. Having recently moved from coast to coast, it was a nice project to tie together my past year of birding!
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Lazuli buntings for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

LAZBs are known as “fire followers”. They like the flowered hillsides that grow up in the early years after a chaparral wildfire.

If you’ve followed me long enough you know that many of my favorite local birding sites burned in the massive Thomas Fire in December of 2017. We’re now T-plus-18-months, and the flowering hillsides are full of these beautiful birds. I saw a female this morning; here’s a photo of a male that I took a few weeks ago.

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theclockworkstarkid: Happy birthday Sinéad Persaud!!! I just really love her okay! she’s an…

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

theclockworkstarkid:

Happy birthday Sinéad Persaud!!!

I just really love her okay! she’s an amazingly hilarious and talented and beautiful person and actress, Lenore is the best ghost around, and there’s no one i would rather watch sitting quietly in a chair eating jam for about an hour

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catonhottinroof: Pierre-Amédée Marcel-Beronneau (1869 -…

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

catonhottinroof:

Pierre-Amédée Marcel-Beronneau (1869 – 1937)

Soleil levant

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visualizedmemories: “Eyjafjallajökull” Stóra Dímon to the left…

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

visualizedmemories:

“Eyjafjallajökull”

Stóra Dímon to the left and Eyjafjallajökull in the background as seen from ring road #1 in the south of Iceland. 

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