So now it’s time to discuss my obsession with white button downs. I love finding fun variations on the classic piece! This H&M shirt is one of my favs. It can be worn so many ways! You can throw on a pair of leggings, patterned tights, or just some simple skinnies. (I’m also a huge fan of buttoning it all the way up for the perfect hipster vibe)
Some heather fading into autumn, with Old Man of Storr and Needle rock fading into clouds behind.
Isle of Skye, Scotland
Luzon Bleeding-Heart (Gallicolumba luzonica)
is a species of ground dove native to the islands of Luzon and Polillo in the Philippines. They get the name bleeding heart due to a unusual splash of blood red feathers on the center of the birds chest making it look like the bird has received a wound and is bleeding out, this illusion is enhanced due to a reddish hue of feathers on the bird’s front which almost look blood soaked. This species behaves in a similar fashion to other ground pigeons in that it eats mostly eats seeds, berries and grubs and is very secretive almost never leaving the forest floor.
Kristen McMenamy in “Far, Far From Land” by Tim Walker for W December 2013
"Far, Far From Land"
"Where the waters are as blue as the petals of a cornflower and as clear as glass, there, where no anchor can reach the bottom, live the mer-people.
"If you cannot make the prince fall so much in love with you that his every thought concerns only you, then, the first morning after he has married another, your heart will break and you will become foam on the ocean.
"That which we consider beautiful down here in the ocean, your fishtail, they find ugly up on earth. They have no sense; up there, you have to have two clumsy props, which they call legs, in order to be called beautiful.
"It was the last night that she would breathe the same air as he, or look out over the deep sea and up into the star-blue heaven. A dreamless, eternal night awaited her, for she has no soul and had not been able to win one."
(Text adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, 1836)
Boy with a Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio, 1593. (BBC: Simon Schama’s Power of Art)
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