From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,
That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him,
Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
Of different flowers in odor and in hue,
Could make me any summer’s story tell,
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew.
Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white,
Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight,
Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.
Yet seemed it winter still, and, you away,
As with your shadow I with these did play.
—William Shakespeare, born April 23, 1564
Vase of Flowers (detail), 1722, Jan van Huysum. The J. Paul Getty Museum
This is last thing I post of roc it’s princes day
Iridescent Chalcopyrite with Dolomite - Sweetwater Mine, Missouri
This. This is Tamer. Where to even begin with him? I can’t even begin to say in a single post how amazing he is. He a character among characters, a dork among dorks, a goof among - well…I’ll let the gifs speak for themselves for now.