I am no bird; I am burnt saltwater mixed with air

Courtney | 21 | ♏ | INFP | Amor Fati | Φ

Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth, are never alone or weary of life.

Rachel Carson

words of encouragement


あきらめないで!- akiramenaide - don’t give up!

どうにかなるさ - dou ni ka naru sa - it’ll all work out somehow

がんばれ!- ganbare - work hard!

あともうちょっと!- ato mou chotto! - just a little more to go

やればできるさ - yareba dekiru sa - you can do it if you try

必ず目標を達成できる - kanarazu mokuhyou tassei dekiru - you can definitely achieve your goal

ファイト!- fight! - go for it!

Food doesn’t taste better or worse when documented by Instagram. Laughter is as genuine over Skype as it would be sharing a sofa. Pay attention. Take in nature, hold someone’s hand, read a book. But don’t ever apologize for snapping a photo of a sunrise after a hike, or blogging about the excitement of having a crush, or updating your goodreads account. All of these things are good and should be celebrated. Smile at strangers on the sidewalk and like your friends’ selfies. It’s all good for the human spirit.
—(via veganismisthenewblack)


Abandoned Greenhouse 


HISTORY MEME | Captivating Kings + Queens [1/-}
 ♕ Philippa of Hainault (24/6/1314 - 8/15/1369)

Philippa married Edward at York Minster, on 24 January 1328, eleven months after his accession to the English throne. Soon after their marriage the couple retired to live at Woodstock Palace in Oxfordshire. Unlike many of her predecessors, Philippa did not alienate the English people by retaining her foreign retinue upon her marriage or by bringing large numbers of foreigners to the English court.

As Queen Dowager Isabella did not wish to relinquish her own status, Her coronation was postponed for two years. She eventually was crowned queen on 4 March 1330 at Westminster Abbey when she was almost six months pregnant. The following June, she gave birth to her first son, Edward, just nine days before her sixteenth birthday.

Philippa accompanied Edward on his expeditions to Scotland, and the European continent in his early campaigns of the Hundred Years War, where she won acclaim for her gentle nature and compassion. She is best remembered as the kind woman who, in 1347, persuaded her husband to spare the lives of the Burghers of Calais, whom he had planned to execute as an example to the townspeople following his successful siege of that city.

She acted as regent in England on several occasions when her husband was away from his kingdom. She also influenced the king to take an interest in the nation’s commercial expansion. Philippa was a patron of the chronicler Jean Froissart, and she owned several illuminated manuscripts, one of which currently is housed in the national library in Paris.

Joshua Barnes, a medieval writer, said “Queen Philippa was a very good and charming person who exceeded most ladies for sweetness of nature and virtuous disposition.” Chronicler Jean Froissart described her as “The most gentle Queen, most liberal, and most courteous that ever was Queen in her days.”




Church ruins? Either way…it’s beautiful…


Elie Saab | Autumn/Winter 2010 | Posted by: genetic-freak 

Peter Lely - Diana Kirke, later Countess of Oxford; detail.


An Evening Landscape, Norfolk, Karl Heffner. Germany (1849 - 1925 )


Ceramics head of a man 

53.3cm high 

Old-Babylonian period, between 2000 - 1600 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Everything you’ve ever dreaded was under your bed, but told yourself couldn’t be by the light of day. They’re all real. (Season 1)


witches appreciating art | if you ever walked past a statue and thought you saw it wink at you— that was their doing. they walk through museums, enchanted by what they see and enchanting it as well. every painting becomes a door to them, and they slip in and out like dreams. 


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