Scumble and glaze – or what you can do with a fox fur, unicorn horn and Christmas tree

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Wide Field: Fox Fur, Unicorn and Christmas Tree

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A visitor

The other day I met a visitor at the door – a gentleman. He was quietly spoken (in fact, he said nothing at all). The movement of his legs – box-cutter slashes appended from a box-cutter line – was graceful and refined. He did his best to blend in with the scenery – impossible! – then, disturbed, departed. Black micro-dot-eyed, he fluttered his lime-green wings in the middle of his foot-long length and, flying slowly at 45 degrees, completely disappeared into a thick bush nearby.

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The immaculate is made maculate

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The space station crosses a spotless sun

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Drama and scale

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The Horsehead Nebula

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Wisps surrounding the Horsehead Nebula

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Cherry Blossom — Angelart Star

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Cherry blossom in bright spring

Peaceful dancing petals for pure elegant girl

Eternal dreamy mind smiles secretly

Vibrant spirit harmonizes with hopeful gentle heart

Gorgeous undying love shines by floral magic

via Cherry Blossom — Angelart Star

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Sakura

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Breaking news: the Minoans colonised Jupiter!

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The famous Minoan swimming dolphin, followed by a fish, can be seen clearly. Philosophers of art are attempting to decode its porpoise.

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Dolphin fresco, c. 1500 BC, Knossos palace, Crete.

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So you thought you knew pink poppies?…

Pink-poppy

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M42: Inside the Orion Nebula

and as for pink waterfalls…

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M43: Orion Falls

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It won’t be long before pilots will be doing this

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Beatrice guides Dante in his ascent to contemplation

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Comet 12P Between Rosette and Cone Nebulas

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Sandro Botticelli, Dante and Beatrice, n.d., The University of Texas, Austin

Light I beheld which as a river flowed,

Fulgid with splendour; and on either shore

The colours of a wondrous springtime showed.

And from the stream arose a glittering store

Of living sparks which, winging mid the blooms,

To rubies set in gold resemblance bore.

Dante, The Divine Comedy, Paradise, Canto XXX

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