October 6th, 2013

kohenari:

It’s a rainy morning and, since we’ve been up since 5am, I asked my son if he wanted to curl up with me and take a nap in my bed. He was very excited and said that he did, as long as he could bring Cookie Monster.

We brought several more stuffed animals, for good measure, then we pulled up the covers. Immediately he started thrashing around, talking to the stuff animals in a stage whisper, and then — the pièce de résistance — he began to recite Are You My Mother? from memory, using Cookie Monster, Ernie, and Big Bird to represent the various characters.

It was as if I was a spectator in my own distant past, as this was almost exactly the sort of thing I would do to my grandfather on Saturday afternoons, after he’d returned home from synagogue, we’d eaten lunch together, and he’d offered to let me settle in for a nap with him.

And then, stuffing the notebook quickly in his pocket, he gathered the tapes into his brief case, along with the small recorder, and hurried down the long hallway and down the stairs to the street, where in front of the corner bar his car was parked.
Anne Rice, from Interview with the Vampire (via the-final-sentence)

(Source: coypatalagsa)

September 14th, 2013
unknownskywalker:

Carved by Massive Stars
This image, captured by ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Paranal, shows a small part of the well-known emission nebula, NGC 6357, located some 8000 light-years away, in the tail of the southern constellation of Scorpius. The image glows with the characteristic red of an H II region, and contains a large amount of ionised and excited hydrogen gas.

unknownskywalker:

Carved by Massive Stars

This image, captured by ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Paranal, shows a small part of the well-known emission nebula, NGC 6357, located some 8000 light-years away, in the tail of the southern constellation of Scorpius. The image glows with the characteristic red of an H II region, and contains a large amount of ionised and excited hydrogen gas.

(Source: eso.org)

wistly:

America brought to you by Robert Sheehan. 

(Source: valarmorgaylis, via earthisalie)

wistly:

America brought to you by Robert Sheehan. 

(Source: valarmorgaylis, via earthisalie)

unknownskywalker:

The Odd Couple
ESO’s Very Large Telescope has captured an intriguing star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud — one of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies. This sharp image reveals two distinctive glowing clouds of gas: red-hued NGC 2014, and its blue neighbour NGC 2020. While they are very different, they were both sculpted by powerful stellar winds from extremely hot newborn stars that also radiate into the gas, causing it to glow brightly.

unknownskywalker:

The Odd Couple

ESO’s Very Large Telescope has captured an intriguing star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud — one of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies. This sharp image reveals two distinctive glowing clouds of gas: red-hued NGC 2014, and its blue neighbour NGC 2020. While they are very different, they were both sculpted by powerful stellar winds from extremely hot newborn stars that also radiate into the gas, causing it to glow brightly.

(Source: eso.org)

unknownskywalker:

Paris at Night
One of the crew members aboard the International Space Station photographed this night image of the bright city of Paris, France on April 7, 2013.

unknownskywalker:

Paris at Night

One of the crew members aboard the International Space Station photographed this night image of the bright city of Paris, France on April 7, 2013.

(Source: Flickr / nasamarshall)

unknownskywalker:

Storms Near Brazil
One of the Expedition 36 crew members aboard the International Space Station on July 4, 2013, used a 50mm lens to record this image of a large mass of storm clouds over the Atlantic Ocean near Brazil and the Equator. A Russian spacecraft, docked to the orbiting outpost, partially covers a small patch of sunglint on the ocean waters in a break in the clouds.

unknownskywalker:

Storms Near Brazil

One of the Expedition 36 crew members aboard the International Space Station on July 4, 2013, used a 50mm lens to record this image of a large mass of storm clouds over the Atlantic Ocean near Brazil and the Equator. A Russian spacecraft, docked to the orbiting outpost, partially covers a small patch of sunglint on the ocean waters in a break in the clouds.

(Source: Flickr / nasamarshall)

unknownskywalker:

Moonlight and Zodiacal Light Over La Silla
What may look like a futuristic city out of a science fiction story, floating high above the clouds, is ESO’s longest-serving observatory, La Silla. This photograph was taken by astronomer Alan Fitzsimmons while standing near the ESO 3.6-metre telescope just after sunset. The Moon is located just outside the frame of this picture, bathing the observatory in an eerie light that is reflected off the clouds below.

unknownskywalker:

Moonlight and Zodiacal Light Over La Silla

What may look like a futuristic city out of a science fiction story, floating high above the clouds, is ESO’s longest-serving observatory, La Silla. This photograph was taken by astronomer Alan Fitzsimmons while standing near the ESO 3.6-metre telescope just after sunset. The Moon is located just outside the frame of this picture, bathing the observatory in an eerie light that is reflected off the clouds below.

(Source: eso.org)

simplybelong:

"Enough of that!"

(via plue-to-deactivated20140513)

victoriousvocabulary:

BALATRON
[noun]
1. a joker; clown.
2. a comedic figure; harlequin.
3. a babbling buffoon.
[Gerald Brom]

victoriousvocabulary:

BALATRON

[noun]

1. a joker; clown.

2. a comedic figure; harlequin.

3. a babbling buffoon.

[Gerald Brom]

September 12th, 2013

(Source: wfismer)