• artmastered:

    Joseph Vernet, Summer Evening, Landscape in Italy, 1773, oil on canvas, 89 x 133 cm, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Source

    The broken tree on the left seems quite out of place in Vernet’s stunning, almost mythical, landscape. Summer Evening, Landscape in Italy is one of the artist’s later works.

  • yourthomasjefferson:

    Photo of me at my home by Liz Marshall, ©Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello. 

    Learn more about my work studying & sharing the life & legacy of Thomas Jefferson here: www.YourThomasJefferson.com

    Twitter: @thos_jefferson 

    The clothing that I am wearing in this portrait was crafted by the talented hand of Kim Hanley: www.RememberingTheLadies.com

    Monticello! Absolutely adore this house and the architecture. Jefferson was truly a man before his time.

    (via foundingfatherfest)

  • mymodernmet:

    New York-based artist Kim Keever photographs colorful liquids blending together into captivating, abstract forms.


  • ""Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." — George Eliot"
  • nevver:

    Autumn landscapes, Vincent van Gogh

    "Besides the Autumn poets sing, A few prosaic days, A little this side of the snow, And that side of the Haze…, Grant me, Oh Lord, a sunny mind— Thy windy will to bear!" — Emily Dickinson

  • mycolorbook:

    It was a little budding rose,

    Round like a fairy globe,

    And shyly did its leaves unclose

    Hid in their mossy robe,

    But sweet was the slight and spicy smell

    It breathed from its heart invisible. 

    The rose is blasted, withered, blighted,

    Its root has felt a worm,

    And like a heart beloved and slighted,

    Failed, faded, shrunk its form.

    Bud of beauty, bonnie flower,

    I stole thee from thy natal bower. 

    I was the worm that withered thee,

    Thy tears of dew all fell for me;

    Leaf and stalk and rose are gone,

    Exile earth they died upon.

    Yes, that last breath of balmy scent

    With alien breezes sadly blent!

    "A Little Budding Rose" by Emily Brontë 

    (S.C.Z. - Tarvisio)

    Love this poem!

  • Sooo good to know!


    William Shakespeare, everyone’s heard of him. You’d have to be stuck in a cave on Mars with your eyes and ears closed shut to not of heard of him.

    Adaptations of original works

    R O M E O  A N D  J U L I E T || [read]

    H A M L E T || [read]

    O T H E L L O || [read]

    A  M I D S U M M E R ’ S  N I G H T  D R E A M || [read]

    M A C B E T H || [read]

    T H E  T W O  G E N T L E M E N  O F  V E R O N A || [read]

    T H E  T E M P E S T || [read]

    T H E  T A M I N G  O F  T H E  S H R E W || [read]

    K I N G  L E A R || [read]

    Other works that I couldn't find adaptations for
    Inspired by Shakespeare

    (Source: audreyheckburn, via thebridgesandtunnels)

  • nubbsgalore:

    as summer turns to autumn, decreasing levels of light begin to slow the production of chlorophyll in leaves, causing their green colour to fade. the production of carotenoids and flavonoids also begins to slow, but these pigments are broken down more slowly than chlorophyll, allowing their yellow and orange colours to be expressed. for some leaves, this time of year also sees an increase in the production of the flavonoid anthocyanin, causing those leaves with lower levels of other flavonoids or carotenoids to turn red.  (see also: autumnal art)

    photos by (click pic) heiko gerlicherlevi basist, matt cardypatrick pleul, kacper kowalskidina rudickalexander kunzagustin rafael reyes and yann arthus bertrand

    Fall is here!

    (via thebridgesandtunnels)

  • laughingsquid:

    The Suitsy, A Business-Suit Onesie for Adults by Betabrand

    But…do you have to take the whole thing off like a snake shedding its skin in order to pee? Or does it have the butt pocket? These are the important questions…

  • eatsleepdraw:

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    A good book, a strong margarita (depending on the time of day….nah, who am I kidding…), and nachos.