distant-traveller:

Iridescent clouds over Thamserku

Why would a cloud appear to be different colors? A relatively rare phenomenon known as iridescent clouds can show unusual colors vividly or a whole spectrum of colors simultaneously. These clouds are formed of small water droplets of nearly uniform size. When the Sun is in the right position and mostly hidden by thick clouds, these thinner clouds significantly diffract sunlight in a nearly coherent manner, with different colors being deflected by different amounts. Therefore, different colors will come to the observer from slightly different directions. Many clouds start with uniform regions that could show iridescence but quickly become too thick, too mixed, or too far from the Sun to exhibit striking colors. The above iridescent cloud was photographed in 2009 from the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal, behind the 6,600-meter peak named Thamserku.

Image credit & copyright: Oleg Bartunov

distant-traveller:

Iridescent clouds over Thamserku

Why would a cloud appear to be different colors? A relatively rare phenomenon known as iridescent clouds can show unusual colors vividly or a whole spectrum of colors simultaneously. These clouds are formed of small water droplets of nearly uniform size. When the Sun is in the right position and mostly hidden by thick clouds, these thinner clouds significantly diffract sunlight in a nearly coherent manner, with different colors being deflected by different amounts. Therefore, different colors will come to the observer from slightly different directions. Many clouds start with uniform regions that could show iridescence but quickly become too thick, too mixed, or too far from the Sun to exhibit striking colors. The above iridescent cloud was photographed in 2009 from the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal, behind the 6,600-meter peak named Thamserku.

Image credit & copyright: Oleg Bartunov

16chakras:

Venice by Night Attributed to Ippolito Caffi(Italian, 1809 - 1866)

16chakras:

Venice by Night Attributed to Ippolito Caffi(Italian, 1809 - 1866)

artistsanimals:

Artist: Paul JouveFrom: Une Passion dans le Désert by Honoré de BalzacPublisher: Cottet-DumoulinDate: 1949Description (translated from French): “Paul Jouve, the largest wildlife artist of the twentieth century. A Passion in the Desert is one of fifteen large animal books illustrated by Paul Jouve. The book includes twelve boards lavishly engraved color - three double page - black board placed at the end of volume and an engraved black bandeau top of every page, following repeated eight models. Framed by a red line, the text is printed in “Montaigne Body 24”. “Source: Librairie Montés

artistsanimals:

Artist: Paul Jouve
From: Une Passion dans le Désert by Honoré de Balzac
Publisher: Cottet-Dumoulin
Date: 1949
Description (translated from French):Paul Jouve, the largest wildlife artist of the twentieth century. A Passion in the Desert is one of fifteen large animal books illustrated by Paul Jouve. The book includes twelve boards lavishly engraved color - three double page - black board placed at the end of volume and an engraved black bandeau top of every page, following repeated eight models. Framed by a red line, the text is printed in “Montaigne Body 24”.
Source: Librairie Mont
és

catmota:

April Wind  (1952)
Andrew Wyeth

catmota:

April Wind  (1952)

Andrew Wyeth

f0rtylegz:

~Edward Hopper~  Sun in an Empty Room   (1963)

f0rtylegz:

~Edward Hopper~  Sun in an Empty Room   (1963)

blastedheath:

Christo (b. 1935), Whitney Museum of American Art Packed (Project for Whitney Museum New York), 1968. Pencil, printed paper, raw linen, twine, transparent polythylene, thread and staple collage on paper, 27 7/8 x 22 in.

blastedheath:

Christo (b. 1935), Whitney Museum of American Art Packed (Project for Whitney Museum New York), 1968. Pencil, printed paper, raw linen, twine, transparent polythylene, thread and staple collage on paper, 27 7/8 x 22 in.

kradify:

C’est la rentrée au bureau…

kradify:

C’est la rentrée au bureau…

jesuisperdu:

blastedheath:

David Hockney (British, b. 1937), Mr. Arithmetic, 1980. Gouache on paper, 13 7/8 x 17 in.

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jesuisperdu:

blastedheath:

David Hockney (British, b. 1937), Mr. Arithmetic, 1980. Gouache on paper, 13 7/8 x 17 in.

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oscartales:

hannah makes dreams here by come wind come rain on Flickr.

oscartales:

hannah makes dreams here by come wind come rain on Flickr.

“To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.”

– Deepak Chopra  (via elige)

“Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.”

– Pema Chodron (via cosmofilius)

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“You might think I am a slut but hey, I don’t think of you at all.”

– Willam Belli (via nuclearharvest)

coltre:

" An entire year passed and I think I was the only one who truly knew you. Or maybe I never knew you at all. “

coltre:

" An entire year passed and I think I was the only one who truly knew you.
Or maybe I never knew you at all.