Julie K. Rose

Author (Oleanna, The Pilgrim Glass). Fangirl (SF Giants, Doctor Who, among so many others). Check out my other Tumblrs: Oleanna and The Pilgrim Glass.

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  1. thegetty:

    12 Months, 12 Labors, 12 Zodiacal Signs

    January — Aquarius — Feasting and Warming
    February — Pisces —Working in a Vineyard
    March — Aries —Pruning Trees or Digging
    April —Taurus — Farming, Milking Animals and Butter-making
    May — Gemini — Music-Making
    June — Cancer — Sheepshearing 
    July — Leo — Mowing
    August — Virgo — Reaping
    September — Scorpio — Plowing and Sowing
    October — Libra — Slaughtering an Ox
    November — Sagittarius — Threshing and Pig Feeding
    December — Capricorn — Slaughtering of Pigs

    Illuminations from the Spinola Hours showcase the labors of the months. September is for plowing, sowing and harvesting grapes.

     
     
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  3. "

    Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me
    by Mary Oliver

    Last night
    the rain
    spoke to me
    slowly, saying,
    what joy

    to come falling
    out of the brisk cloud,
    to be happy again
    in a new way
    on the earth!

    That’s what it said
    as it dropped,
    smelling of iron,
    and vanished

    like a dream of the ocean
    into the branches
    and the grass below.

    Then it was over.

    The sky cleared.
    I was standing
    under a tree.

    The tree was a tree
    with happy leaves,
    and I was myself,

    and there were stars in the sky
    that were also themselves
    at the moment
    at which moment

    my right hand
    was holding my left hand
    which was holding the tree
    which was filled with stars

    and the soft rain –
    imagine! imagine!
    the long and wondrous journeys
    still to be ours.

    "
    — 

    Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me" by Mary Oliver

    http://www.best-poems.net/mary_oliver/poem-13063.html

    (via portermoto)

    I needed this kind of beauty this morning. Thank you Ronnies <3

     
     
  4. "Printer’s ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries."
    — Christopher Morley, The Haunted Bookshop (via observando)
     
     
  5. largoindminor:

    mol-bay:

    relyonloveonceinawhile:

    whatmariadidnext:

    two4fit:

    TABLOID HEADLINES WITHOUT THE SEXISM

    "WOMAN IN TRACKSUIT PROBABLY NOT DISOWNED BY ENTIRE FAMILY"

    "It’s mildly breezy outside."

    these are fabulous 

    So much this. All of it.

    Always reblog.

     
     
  6. photosofnorwaycom:

Norway - landscapes: Along lake Tyin in Jotunheimen (by JRJ.)

    photosofnorwaycom:

    Norway - landscapes: Along lake Tyin in Jotunheimen (by JRJ.)

     
     
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  8. knownorwegian:

    Denne osten er full av mugg - this cheese is full of mold

    Isbjørnen er en uttrydningstruet dyreart - the polar bear is an endangered species

    Rumpa mi brenner - my butt is on fire

    La oss plyndre England - let’s plunder England

    Svigermor er kannibal - my mother in law…

     
     
  9. (Source: notjanine)

     
     
  10. tokillamockinggirl:

the teachers at my high school do this to the graffiti in the bathrooms and i literally cant


Perhaps the greatest thing on Tumblr thus far this year.

    tokillamockinggirl:

    the teachers at my high school do this to the graffiti in the bathrooms and i literally cant

    Perhaps the greatest thing on Tumblr thus far this year.