Meryl Streep on the set of Sophie’s Choice



Disocactus flagelliformis / Rat Tail Cactus
Timberline Gardens, Arvada, Colorado

While touring the grounds, owner Kelly Grummons mentioned a few of his favorite plants, including this rat tail cactus, which he has had since his youth.  He said it is like a mascot for the nursery - and it is quite beautiful.

Best of Summer II


A new photo released by the Japanese Imperial Court on the occasion of the 80th birthday of the Empress. The photos were taken on September 9, 2014, in the palace grounds of the Imperial Palace’s garden.

REUTERS/Imperial Household Agency of Japan/Handout via Reuters


American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) flying over the resacas at Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park, southern TX, USA.

One cool fact about these birds is that American White Pelican embryos squawk before hatching to express discomfort if conditions get too hot or cold!

photograph: Jim Bangma

(via: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park - TPWD)


spain (1966 ed.)


“I think sometimes about old painters—they get so simple in their means. Just so plain and simple. Because they know they haven’t got time. One is aware of this as one gets older. You can’t waste time.”

Happy eighty-fifth birthday, Ursula K. Le Guin! Read her 2013 Art of Fiction interview.


Bande originale du film de Chris Marker - Le Joli Mai (1963)


the return of tarzan (1963 ed., cover illustration by dick powers)


"All redemption is in love. Love is as strong as death."

Mother Joan of the Angels (Matka Joanna od aniolów) / 1961 / dir. Jerzy Kawalerowicz


Get up close with a whole troop of gibbons! This handscroll is featured in Style in Chinese Landscape Painting: The Song Legacy, on view through Sunday in the Freer.


Terrence Malick, Days of Heaven, 1978


Palette for painting belonging to Vizier Amenemopet

18th Dynasty, New Kingdom

c.1427-1400 BC

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)