Osiria Rose

Osiria rose, is a hybrid tea rose, with a strong fragrance, and a exquisite colour combination. The petals are blood-red on the inside, and pure silvery-white on the outside. The rose’s name, “Osiria”, is in reference to the legendary land drowned under thousands feet of saltwater (like Atlantis). @Weird and Fantastic Things

#16: The Prophet Jeremiah (Michelangelo Sistine Chapel frescoes)

#16: The Prophet Jeremiah.

The prophet Jeremiah is also known as the “weeping prophet.” The document on the left next to his throne bears the letter ALEF, which form the beginning of the Lamentations of Jeremiah in the Old Testament. This may explain the withdrawn and resigned expression. Michelangelo depicts Jeremiah neither engrossed in the written text nor alarmed by God’s message, but instead in a melancholy mood with his head resting on his hand. Even the accompanying figures in the background are evidence of his pain.

Brass Hanukkah lamp

Happy #Hanukkah!
The Jewish festival of lights starts tonight ✨
This brass Hanukkah lamp was made in the 1700s in the Netherlands and holds eight candles, one for each day of the festival 🕯
The two elevated candle holders on either side would have held either the server candle or Sabbath candles.
🔎 Bronze Hanukkah lamp. The Netherlands, 18th century. Read more: http://ow.ly/TM2l30s0MnW

Red grasshawk dragonfly

The Red Grasshawk dragonfly, displaying the incredible patterns and lines on its delicate reddish wings.
The Red Grasshawk (Neurothemis fluctuans), also known as Common Parasol and Grasshawk dragonfly, is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is occurs widely over Far East Asia from eastern India to Indochina. The adult male has brownish red wings with almost transparent tips, which is typical of males of several Neurothemis species. Females and the juvenile male are light brown with clear wings.
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#15: The Prophet Ezekiel (Michelangelo Sistine Chapel frescoes)

#15: The Prophet Ezekiel

The priest and prophet Ezekiel lived in the early 6th century BC. Michelangelo depicts him as an old man who was engrossed in his reading but has now suddenly turned around to look behind him. Ezekiel’s gaze is focused on the hands of the small accompanying figure in the background, which are stretching up toward the heavens. They refer to the source of Hod’s message. Gestures play a central role in a large number of the ceiling frescoes painted by Michelangelo. Ezekiel’s open right hand, for example, can also be understood as a gesture of both amazement and readiness to receive the message.