"And every day there were what we called 'the Green Hills'; that is, the low line of Castlereagh Hills which we saw from the nursery windows. They were not very far off but they were, to children, quite unattainable. They taught me longing--Sehnsucht; made me for good or ill, and before I was six years old, a votary of the Blue Flower." --C. S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy

The Blue Flower (German: Blaue Blume) is a central symbol of Inspiration. It stands for desire, love, and the metaphysical striving for the infinite and unreachable. German author Novalis first used the symbol in his unfinished Bildungsroman, entitled Heinrich von Ofterdingen. After contemplating a meeting with a stranger, the young Heinrich von Ofterdingen dreams about blue flowers which call to him and absorb his attention. In some cultures, blue roses traditionally signify a mystery, or attaining the impossible, or the neverending quest for the impossible. They are believed to be able to grant the owner youth or grant wishes.

Delphinidin is an anthocyanidin, a primary plant pigment, and also an antioxidant. Delphinidin gives blue hues to flowers like violas and delphiniums. It also gives the blue-red color of the grape that produces Cabernet Sauvignon, and can be found in cranberries and Concord grapes as well as pomegranates. --Wikipedia

 

thelibrarina:

thelibrarina:

You guys.
Steve Rogers doesn’t know about Luke’s dad.
…What did that Avengers Tower movie night look like?

"Okay, I’ve got historical events and music so far. What movies do I need to see?" Steve asks, breaking out his notebook.
“Some Like It Hot,” Bruce says immediately.
“Robin Hood,” Clint puts in, to no one’s surprise.
Steve smiles. “Errol Flynn?”
“Men in Tights.”
"…Okay."
Natasha looks up from where she’s curled in an armchair. “The Sound of Music?”
Clint snorts. “I think he might object to the singing Nazis, Nat.”
Steve just raises an eyebrow. “Singing Nazis?” That one goes on the list.
"Ooh, in that case, Pearl Harbor,” Tony says.
A chorus of groans and protests meet his statement.
"What? I kind of want to see his head explode."
Steve does not put that one on the list. “Anything else?”
“Star Wars,” Darcy says, without looking up from her phone.
The room goes silent. Everyone stops and stares at her like they’ve forgotten she stuck around after Jane went back to New Mexico. Which they probably have.
"What?"
"Darce, you’re a genius,” Clint breathes.
Bruce actually smiles. “We are in the presence of the last unspoiled adult in the entire country.”
Tony’s eyes light up. “Oh my god, he doesn’t know that Vader is—”
Natasha has him in a choke-hold before anyone realizes she’s moving. “Not another syllable.”
Tony raises his hands in surrender, and Natasha loosens her hold. “What the hell was that about?” he wheezes.
She nods towards Bruce, who is looking somewhat green around the gills.
"Spoilers make him angry."

thelibrarina:

thelibrarina:

You guys.

Steve Rogers doesn’t know about Luke’s dad.

…What did that Avengers Tower movie night look like?

"Okay, I’ve got historical events and music so far. What movies do I need to see?" Steve asks, breaking out his notebook.

Some Like It Hot,” Bruce says immediately.

Robin Hood,” Clint puts in, to no one’s surprise.

Steve smiles. “Errol Flynn?”

Men in Tights.”

"…Okay."

Natasha looks up from where she’s curled in an armchair. “The Sound of Music?”

Clint snorts. “I think he might object to the singing Nazis, Nat.”

Steve just raises an eyebrow. “Singing Nazis?” That one goes on the list.

"Ooh, in that case, Pearl Harbor,” Tony says.

A chorus of groans and protests meet his statement.

"What? I kind of want to see his head explode."

Steve does not put that one on the list. “Anything else?”

Star Wars,” Darcy says, without looking up from her phone.

The room goes silent. Everyone stops and stares at her like they’ve forgotten she stuck around after Jane went back to New Mexico. Which they probably have.

"What?"

"Darce, you’re a genius,” Clint breathes.

Bruce actually smiles. “We are in the presence of the last unspoiled adult in the entire country.”

Tony’s eyes light up. “Oh my god, he doesn’t know that Vader is—”

Natasha has him in a choke-hold before anyone realizes she’s moving. “Not another syllable.”

Tony raises his hands in surrender, and Natasha loosens her hold. “What the hell was that about?” he wheezes.

She nods towards Bruce, who is looking somewhat green around the gills.

"Spoilers make him angry."

Know I’ve done wrong / Left your heart torn / is that  what  D E V I L S  do?;

I need to know now - (can you love me again?)

tenlittlebullets:

Adrienne Marie Louise Grandpierre-Deverzy, The Studio of Abel de Pujol, 1822.
And a Lady Painters In Art Studios piece painted by an actual lady—do click through, the detail is quite lovely. I especially like the girl in blue off to the left who looks like *something* pretty funny must’ve been going on. (Also note the continued presence of buff naked dude butt, this time in statue form. What? It’s for artistic enrichment, I’m sure.)

tenlittlebullets:

Adrienne Marie Louise Grandpierre-Deverzy, The Studio of Abel de Pujol, 1822.

And a Lady Painters In Art Studios piece painted by an actual lady—do click through, the detail is quite lovely. I especially like the girl in blue off to the left who looks like *something* pretty funny must’ve been going on. (Also note the continued presence of buff naked dude butt, this time in statue form. What? It’s for artistic enrichment, I’m sure.)

thefrogman:

froggieslightroom:

Purple macros majesty.

So I was laying on the ground trying to get macros of these purple thingies. My mom saw me lying flat on my tummy and rushes out of the house…

"ARE YOU OKAY?"

"I’m just taking pictures!"

"Oh. Thank goodness. I thought your back hole made you faint!"

WHAT IS THIS FLOWER?? I have wondered this for years. We have it all over the place, and we don’t know what it is. Mom calls it “mystery mint”.

Anonymous asked
I have been contemplating the plot of SH, namely, the prevention of the events of the Book of Revelation from happening or reaching completion, a lot. According to the Bible in real life (and yes, I am a believer, but in this context, 'real life' means Bibles that we non TV character folk can get our hands on) the events of Revelation lead to YHWH establishing his everlasting kingdom here in earth. In RL Bibles, this is considered a glorious, most desirable turn of events, so I feel like I've

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missed something in the show. I can’t figure out why Ichabod and Abbie are fighting so hard to prevent the, according to scripture, God appointed four horsemen from riding, and etc. Do they feel the horsemen have been hijacked and that while they’re not against the events of Revelation from occurring per se, they feel like God’s plan has been hijacked as well and that things are occurring before the appointed time? I think you get me. But then I think, “Oh. What if the writer’s are having them purposely misled!?” Ok, I didn’t really ask anything, but I would love to hear your thoughts if you have any. And sorry about needing three messages for my ask. ;)

Don’t be sorry! This is a fascinating ask. I have a few thoughts:

1. I think that while the apocalypse as detailed in the Bible leads to establishment of God’s kingdom, the key phrase there is leads to, and before we get there, a whole lot of shit has to go down on earth. And depending on which form of Christianity one adheres to (aka whether or not you believe in the Rapture), Christians are not going to be exempt from the suffering that occurs as part of the apocalypse, and it’s a natural instinct to want to prevent that.

2. In popular culture, the apocalypse = the end of the world and is generally understood to be A Bad Thing. Sleepy Hollow, for all it talks about the Bible and church and exorcisms, etc., does not actually talk about God. Like, at all. I’d guess that the writers are coming at this from a completely secular angle, taking Revelation as a starting point and going their own way from there.

3. The reality of the show also includes witches, Native American dream demons, Middle English being spoken in the lost colony of Roanoke, Zombie George Washington, and Purgatory being some kind of alternate hell-dimension. Sometimes it’s best to keep the MST3K mantra in mind and just sit back and enjoy the show. :)