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skunkbear:

Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.

I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):

*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.

The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:

(via virtuesofbella)

saepphire:

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witchctiw:

Monet’s garden

"Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck. Your profession is what you’re put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling."

- Vincent Van Gogh (via cosmicroots)

(via cosmicroots)

givemeinternet:

In honor of the two conflicting holidays
davidkamerov:

Flower Meanings.
by David Kamerov  davidkamerov.tumblr.com
un-escritor-dice:



“La vida no es lo que uno vivió, sino que lo que recuerda, y cómo la recuerda para contarla”.

Gabriel García Márquez (1982-2014)