museumofcontemporarycats:

The Cat From Outer Space, Norman Tokar (1978)

(Source: dep-art)


realmonstrosities:

Heaven has chubby, rosy-cheeked cherubs fluttering through blue, cloudless skies on improbably tiny wings.

Hell has Armoured Searobins crawling on mud and rock with their four, spindly fin spines.

These fish get their name from the bony scutes that cover their body. They live fairly deep in the sea, and find prey by scouring the ocean floor with their elaborate barbels.

Fishermen sometimes catch them, and then have absolutely no idea what on earth they’re looking at.

You can’t blame them. No-one really knows what a demon looks like.

Images: NOAA/何宣慶/D Ross Robertson

nemfrog:

Polypodium venosum Desv. [syn. Microgramma lycopodioides (L.) Copel.] [as Polypodium venosum Desv.] Lowe, E.J., Ferns: British and exotic, vol. 1: p. 105, t. 35 (1839)

Lowe, Edward Joseph (1825-1900), British botanist and meteorologist of independent means at Shirenewton Hall, near Chepstow; “passionately devoted to raising varieties of ferns from spores”, prolific author during the Victorian fern craze. (E. J. Lowe).

mouseshouses:

idyll

harvestheart:

Baltic area runestone

The Baltic area runestones are Varangian runestones in memory of men who took part in peaceful or warlike expeditions across the Baltic Sea, where Finland and the Baltic States are presently located.

This runestone, originally located in Sjonhems, tells of a family and it was made in memory of a man who died in Vindau (VentspilsLatvia)

"This (one) in memory of Ei-… (who) died at Vindey/Vindö. Two sisters … three brothers. Hróðvaldr(?) and Hróðgautr, Hróðarr and Þorsteinn, they are the father’s brothers."

Source:  Wikipedia

iamjapanese:

Anna Gribanova(Анна Грибанова Russian, b.1981)

ЛЕСНАЯ ГЛУШЬ. ЗИМА    2009  

indigodreams:

ELTON BENNETT (American, 1911-1974) Serigraph “The Wave”

libutron:

Mosaic with Marine Life

Detail of the mosaic from the Pompeian house VIII, 2, 16, representing diverse marine animals, exhibited in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli (Naples National Archaeological Museum), in Naples. Italy.

The collection includes part of the paintings and mosaics detached from the houses of Pompeii and surrounding between the mid-eighteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century, and is an exceptional document of the evolution of the Roman painting from the late Republic to the Empire. 

Photo: ©Federilli