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Dance on the circle

by Philip Govedare (via butdoesitfloat)

by Philip Govedare (via butdoesitfloat)

The Firefly Time-Lapse

So gorgeous. (Although I had to close my eyes when they zoomed in on the insects.)

Bao Bao climbs a tree! (via the National Zoo)

Bao Bao climbs a tree! (via the National Zoo)

Fire Dragon festival in Macau. (by Chi Hung Cheung, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards; via In Focus)

Fire Dragon festival in Macau. (by Chi Hung Cheung, 2014 Sony World Photography Awards; via In Focus)

Japanese plum blossoms.  When I visited Tokyo, years ago, my friend and I visited Yoshino-Baigo, where plum trees blanket hillsides.  It was like walking through an Impressionist painting, one with the most intoxicating scent in the world.  (by Hideyuki Katagiri, National Geographic; via the Big Picture)

Japanese plum blossoms.  When I visited Tokyo, years ago, my friend and I visited Yoshino-Baigo, where plum trees blanket hillsides.  It was like walking through an Impressionist painting, one with the most intoxicating scent in the world.  (by Hideyuki Katagiri, National Geographic; via the Big Picture)

Japanese plum blossoms. Isumi city, Chiba prefecture, Japan, March 4. (Everett Kennedy Brown/EPA; via the Big Picture)

Japanese plum blossoms. Isumi city, Chiba prefecture, Japan, March 4. (Everett Kennedy Brown/EPA; via the Big Picture)

Magnolia at sunset. March 12, 2014 in Strasbourg, France.
Magnolia soulangeana, to be precise.  They’re almost in full bloom in northern Virginia. (Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images; via In Focus)

Magnolia at sunset. March 12, 2014 in Strasbourg, France.

Magnolia soulangeana, to be precise.  They’re almost in full bloom in northern Virginia. (Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images; via In Focus)

Crocus blossoms. Munich, Germany, February 21. (Sven Hoppe/EPA; via the Big Picture)

Crocus blossoms. Munich, Germany, February 21. (Sven Hoppe/EPA; via the Big Picture)

Girl’s World. Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia.This could have been me as a child, except my hair was always short. I loved the swings. (by Gina Waga; via National Geographic)

Girl’s World. Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia.

This could have been me as a child, except my hair was always short. I loved the swings. (by Gina Waga; via National Geographic)

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Viewed by Voyager I, 1979
I remember this from Life Magazine. Those photos sparked my imagination in ways that reverberate to today. (via APOD)

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Viewed by Voyager I, 1979

I remember this from Life Magazine. Those photos sparked my imagination in ways that reverberate to today. (via APOD)

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