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irréfléchi, léger, superficiel

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Whatever your attitude may be to the French Revolution, do not forget that the name of Robespierre counts among the four or five that represent France in the Panthéon of all humanity. You therefore have no right to retain a false or superficial image of him.
Gerard Walter, Robespierre (via bunniesandbeheadings)

Filed under very fond of this one robespierre

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…How far away is the rescheduled visit?!?

We didn’t set a date!!!

…probably next week, I dunno.  They’re with friends of mine that are fostering a lot of kittens right now that haven’t all gotten pics taken, and it would be nice to get them up on the rescue website (which badly needs updating) but waiting another week is fine. 

now that i think about it i have a key to their house

i could break in and stare at kittens

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northeastnature:

National Moth Week is almost over, but you still have the weekend to find a program near you. At a moth night, people set up lights and shine them on white sheets, and then they wait and see which of the many, many moth species stop by. It’s endlessly beautiful and exciting, really, even if the term “moth night” doesn’t sound like a rockin’ time. Here’s one find, a joyful virbia (Virbia laeta).

northeastnature:

National Moth Week is almost over, but you still have the weekend to find a program near you. At a moth night, people set up lights and shine them on white sheets, and then they wait and see which of the many, many moth species stop by. It’s endlessly beautiful and exciting, really, even if the term “moth night” doesn’t sound like a rockin’ time. Here’s one find, a joyful virbia (Virbia laeta).

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Aw, nerts. Kitten photo visit has to get rescheduled.

What if they stop being cute between now and then???

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oilan said: Horrors of horrors! D:

It’s gonna be rough.  I mean, they’re going to want to play.  They’re going to want to climb all over me with their little kitteny feet.  They’re going to be trying to pounce on things and start mock-fights with each other.

They’re probably even going to roll on their backs and show off their little fuzzy tummies.

At least I have a whole day to get into a good mental space to handle this.

(srsly though i wish it weren’t in the evening, it’s so much easier to take good photos during the daylight)

Filed under oilan

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so this evening i have a terrible hardship to endure

i have to go take pictures of a bunch of kittens

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ancientpeoples:

Faience vessel in the form of Eros riding a duck
Probably made in Egypt
c.300-250 BC
Said to be from Tanagra, Greece
This jug is the finest faience vessel surviving from the Hellenistic world. It takes the form of Eros, the Greek god of love, clinging to the neck of a duck on whose back he is riding.
The combination of traditional Egyptian techniques with a purely Greek theme is characteristic of the products of the faience industry at Alexandria. The court of the Ptolemies (the Hellenistic Greek rulers of Egypt) at Alexandria was a great artistic centre. It became the focus for cultural exchange between the Greek and Egyptian worlds and their distinctive artistic traditions.
Source: British Museum 

ancientpeoples:

Faience vessel in the form of Eros riding a duck

Probably made in Egypt

c.300-250 BC

Said to be from Tanagra, Greece

This jug is the finest faience vessel surviving from the Hellenistic world. It takes the form of Eros, the Greek god of love, clinging to the neck of a duck on whose back he is riding.

The combination of traditional Egyptian techniques with a purely Greek theme is characteristic of the products of the faience industry at Alexandria. The court of the Ptolemies (the Hellenistic Greek rulers of Egypt) at Alexandria was a great artistic centre. It became the focus for cultural exchange between the Greek and Egyptian worlds and their distinctive artistic traditions.

Source: British Museum