Tag Archives: Beauty

The honeymoon ends when the last bangle breaks

This colorful photo was the Wikipedia Image of the Day a few days ago and I loved the ritual described in the caption: Photograph: Muhammad Mahdi Karim Bangles on display in Bangalore, India. These rigid bracelets are usually made from metal, … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Web of the Tarantula Nebula

Explanation: It is the largest and most complex star forming region in the entire galactic neighborhood. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy orbiting our Milky Way galaxy, the region’s spidery appearance is responsible for its popular name, the Tarantula nebula. … Continue reading

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The Amazing Art of Perfectionist Adam Hillman

Visual artist Adam Hillman is completely obsessed with arrangements and aesthetics. He spends hours putting items in the perfect positions so he can take incredible photographs of mundane things. His His ideas are simple, but they’re also extremely satisfying. Source: … Continue reading

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Jerry Garcia’s Letters to Vogue Model Kim Alexis, 1982

Letters from Jerry Garcia to Kim Alexis, 1982 In the summer of 1982 Grateful Dead vocalist Jerry Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) wrote a letter to Vogue cover model Kim Alexis who he’d met in New York. The letter is in two … Continue reading

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99-Million-Year-Old Bird Wings Found Encased in Amber | Smithsonian

The rare fossils from the age of the dinosaurs look a lot like modern-day bird wings. Finding things trapped in amber is far from a rare occurrence: lizards, bugs, flowers and more are regularly found encased in hardened lumps of the tree resin. But when … Continue reading

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Living Color IX (Beautiful Images from Earth)

Most of these are in my screensaver file, a nice reminder that this is a very lovely universe.

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Far From the Madding Crowd V

Some pleasant places to imagine yourself visiting:

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More (Incr)Edibles

A collection of stuff about what we cram into our maws. Basically food porn.

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Happy Birthday to Tallulah Bankhead

The amazing actress and bon vivant, Tallulah (“I’m as pure as the driven slush.”) Bankhead  was born 114 years ago on this date.  Shown here in the center, in the mink coat, in her iconic role as Constance “Connie” Porter in … Continue reading

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Living Color, Courtesy of the Planet Earth

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