naturemanmike:Warbling Vireo #bird_captures #naturyst…

Friday, November 15th, 2019


Warbling Vireo
#bird_captures #naturyst #audubonsociety #birdlovers #nature_worldwide_birds #ip_birds #birdsofinstagram #planetbirds #warblingvireo #wildlifephotography #feather_perfection #1birdshot #instabird #total_birds #emeraldnecklaceparks #bird_lovers_daily #bestbirds #kings_birds #bestbirdshots #your_best_birds #naturehippys_ #nuts_about_birds #bird_brilliance #pocket_birds #birds_adored #global4nature #arnoldarboretum #raw_birds #eye_spy_birds (at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University)

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lizziesolsen: Isn’t it all about understanding different points…

Thursday, March 30th, 2017


Isn’t it all about understanding different points of view?
It’s also about developing taste.

Liberal Arts (2012)

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sylvia-morris-reblogs: Sometimes I decide not to finish things….

Thursday, March 10th, 2016


Sometimes I decide not to finish things. For this one, I’ve learned what I intended to learn. I wanted to practise different ways of drawing foliage. I’ve done that.

I would normally finish it anyway. Finishing pieces is useful in and of itself, and you end up with a picture, which is always nice. But there are things I don’t like about this that can’t easily be fixed, and I’ve decided the cost in time outweighs the benefits.

It feels weird to leave something unfinished when I’ve put so much time into it. So I’m posting it here. Just as a sign to myself that I’m allowed to move on.

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Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party

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mostlythemarsh: Waiting for the Needle to Drop I look forward…

Friday, January 29th, 2016


Waiting for the Needle to Drop

I look forward to this all week, tbh

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marykatewiles: Had such a wonderful time crafting with…

Saturday, December 12th, 2015


Had such a wonderful time crafting with @jonyricker and our trees turned out so well! Check out the full #craftversations on my channel! 🎄

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I’m a huge fangirl for these 13 climate warrior women.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015





In love with all of the women featured in this @Vogue spread who are fighting for action on climate change. We couldn’t say it better than the author of the piece, Cameron Russell, did on her Instagram:

“Why am I telling you all this? What can we do about any of it? You can join us in celebrating the women leading the world to a safer brighter sustainable future. Together we can make them famous. Before you laugh, think about this: the women who are fighting for our future are doing so in relative obscurity. Relative to say the lovely Kendall Jenner’s 65 million followers, @CFigueres, the head of the UNFCCC, the woman in charge of getting 196 nations to agree, has only 69 thousand. So if we follow, share, and fangirl these 13 kickass women fighting to save the world we can help make sure they get there. And trust us, you don’t want to miss out on their next move.”


HINDOU OUMAROU IBRAHIM, cochair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change. Photo by INEZ AND VINOODH


The woman of the hour this week, the lady behind #COP21: CHRISTIANA FIGUERES, the United Nations’ top climate change official. Photograph by INEZ AND VINOODH

Read on and learn more about these rad women:

Are you following the climate change conversations happening in Paris? I hope so. It’s a big deal. I feel responsible, and I hope you can share some of that responsibility with me, and these groundbreaking leaders. 

This is a marvelous and unfathomable world we live in, with incredible diversity. The human race has so much potential for good. Let’s do more good. 

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

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Reblog if you’re over 20 and still read/write fan fiction.

Friday, September 25th, 2015















I’m curious!

So far over 20…

Is there a deadline?

The implications of this make me sad. 

what is that supposed to mean?? That when you’re over 20 your imagination is supposed to run dry?? Oh sweet summer child, you don’t want to challenge the power of imagination of a twentysomething… thritysomething… fortysomething. It gets mor colorful than your wildest dreams.

I have the feeling that someone might have told the OP that she was too old to still be writing fic.  Pfffft.  Let me tell you something. Once you start writing and reading fanfiction, YOU NEVER STOP.  

You will pry fic from my cold, dead, mid-20s aged hands.

Once you go fic, you never go back. I’ll be 26 next week. B)

33 and reading. How could you stop, when you realize that fanfic is superior to so many published novels our there AND FREE?

ok, shit, i guess i have to do it. I am over 40… I still don’t believe it myself. And I have never written/read as much fic as I have in the past year.

Always remember that our culture discourages adult women from doing things for their own enjoyment. Adult women are meant to spend their leisure time caring for men and children and doing labour to make themselves look more attractive. 

Reading and writing fanfiction is something women do only to please themselves. Adult women pleasing themselves is dangerous to a society that relies upon the unpaid labour of women.

I am 42. 

Reading and writing.

I’d go so far as to characterize fandom for adult women as a kind of rebellion. For the most part, society allows men to play with their fannish loves their whole lives–whether that means collecting comic books or painting themselves team colors and game day. Women, however, are supposed to “grow out of” purely having fun–particularly when that fun is primarily created and consumed by and with other women. 

Also, fandom is a leisure pursuit where women of all ages frequently interact (whether we know it or not)–which is too rare. We openly admit to *just goofing off* in order to enjoy ourselves – and do you realize how rare that is for women to speak about in our culture, much less embrace? Even in social media posts about being lazy, we’re supposed to be putting ourselves down, to some degree, but in fandom, spending the whole day writing or reading fic is something to be celebrated. It’s awesome.

Oh, and I’m 45. 

Twice 20 and then some. I only discovered fanfic recently!

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Lawrence Alma-Tadema: Ask Me No More (1906), Expectations…

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Lawrence Alma-Tadema: Ask Me No More (1906), Expectations (1885), and A Kiss (1891).

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tndra: Helena Wurzel Single Ladies, 2009

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015


Helena Wurzel

Single Ladies, 2009

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Reblogging to add a photographer credit: That’s by Roberto Sysa…

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Reblogging to add a photographer credit: That’s by Roberto Sysa Moiola.

And yeah, it’s Namibia. More here.

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