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savage-america:


Somewhere along the line, people stopped talking about it. Friends of mine who talk about nothing except Southern literature have barely heard of the book. I pounced on it after I discovered that Richard Howorth, the well-read owner of Square Books, the independent bookstore in Oxford, Miss., utters its title aloud every time a customer asks the question, “What one book would you say best explains the South?”

Lost in Literary History: A Tale of Courage in the South

savage-america:

Somewhere along the line, people stopped talking about it. Friends of mine who talk about nothing except Southern literature have barely heard of the book. I pounced on it after I discovered that Richard Howorth, the well-read owner of Square Books, the independent bookstore in Oxford, Miss., utters its title aloud every time a customer asks the question, “What one book would you say best explains the South?”

Lost in Literary History: A Tale of Courage in the South

looking-at-the-universe:

The mysterious Hoag’s Object (also known as Ring Galaxy)

looking-at-the-universe:

The mysterious Hoag’s Object (also known as Ring Galaxy)

satindolls:

"The blues to me is like being very sad, very sick, going to church, being very happy. There’s two kinds of blues: there’s happy blues and then sad blues. I don’t think I’ve ever sang the same way twice, I don’t think I’ve ever sang the same tempo. One night’s a little bit slower, the next night’s a little bit brighter, depends on how I feel. I don’t know, the blues is sort of mixed up thing, you just have to feel it. Everything I do sing is part of my life."

Happy 99th birthday to one of the greatest voices of the 20th century:
Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959)

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chasing-yesterdays:

The Majesty Oak of the Fredville Estate Park in Kent, England, believed to be 500-600 years old.
Source: Champion Trees of Britain and Ireland
More information on ancient trees in the UK.

chasing-yesterdays:

The Majesty Oak of the Fredville Estate Park in Kent, England, believed to be 500-600 years old.

Source: Champion Trees of Britain and Ireland

More information on ancient trees in the UK.

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tylerknott:

Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson  #tylerknott

tylerknott:

Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson #tylerknott

"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."

Henry David Thoreau (via a-femmefatalist)

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booksnbuildings:

This is a farmer’s almanac, made on vellum in 1513, possibly from Scania.

Folded in its cover, it measures 5 x 5 cm, fully expanded it is 63 cm long. It contains pictures of the months, with chores typical for that. In circles next to the pictures, red lines mark the bright hours of the day, black ones dark. In addition, the calendar has an overview of the holidays and saint’s days for the whole year, each one marked with a little figure illustrating the commemorative day; e.g. a lion for the feastday of St. Mark.

It is kept in the National Library of Denmark

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stvdy:

Öxarárfoss is a small waterfall in Þingvellir National Park, Iceland. It flows from the river Öxará. The base of the waterfall is filled with rocks and is often very icy in winter.
Jóhannes Gunnar

stvdy:

Öxarárfoss is a small waterfall in Þingvellir National Park, Iceland. It flows from the river Öxará. The base of the waterfall is filled with rocks and is often very icy in winter.

Jóhannes Gunnar

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