An inordinate fondness for stars and beetles

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greatestreality:

self-care suggestions beyond “have a bath” 

  • collect flowers for pressing
  • plan a trip in great detail 
  • memorise a poem
  • find and record sounds you love
  • customise a piece of clothing
  • read a book you loved from childhood
  • have someone do your hair/paint your nails
  • climb a tree (and spend some time there)
  • find a free local event to go to
  • visit an animal shelter
  • try to recreate a great meal you once had
  • record a fond memory
  • do something you think you can’t do 

(via ignitingenergy)

— 1 day ago with 28435 notes
#self care 
blue-author:

thegreenwolf:

People often think of fire as a destructive force, and it can be. But fire also rejuvenates the land. Many grasses have evolved root systems that survive fires so they can be renewed, and some trees and other plants have seeds that only germinate after a fire has come through. Plus fires clean out old dead wood and other debris, making it easier for fresh plant life to grow. 

It’s like a picture of the tide coming in, somewhere in the Elemental Chaos.

blue-author:

thegreenwolf:

People often think of fire as a destructive force, and it can be. But fire also rejuvenates the land. Many grasses have evolved root systems that survive fires so they can be renewed, and some trees and other plants have seeds that only germinate after a fire has come through. Plus fires clean out old dead wood and other debris, making it easier for fresh plant life to grow. 

It’s like a picture of the tide coming in, somewhere in the Elemental Chaos.

(Source: eisflan, via bookworm213)

— 2 days ago with 237665 notes
leekfixer:

Patina, too. #iphoneography

leekfixer:

Patina, too. #iphoneography

— 2 days ago with 1 note
wasbella102:

Swallow, New Kingdom, ca. 1479–1458 B.C.

wasbella102:

Swallow, New Kingdom, ca. 1479–1458 B.C.

— 3 days ago with 232 notes
artistsanimals:

Title: MgapieArtist: A.W. SeabyOrigin: BritishDate: 19th-20th CenturyMedium: Colored WoodcutSize: 9 1/8” x 8 3/4”Source: Cornell’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

artistsanimals:

Title: Mgapie
Artist: A.W. Seaby
Origin: British
Date: 19th-20th Century
Medium: Colored Woodcut
Size: 9 1/8” x 8 3/4”
Source: Cornell’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

(via thedruidsteaparty)

— 3 days ago with 122 notes
#art  #birds