And truly I give the completion of the idea of the solar circle by adding a semicircle for the Moon, for the morning and the evening were the first day, and it was therefore in the first (day) that the Light of the Philosophers was made (or produced).
- Dr. John Dee, Monas Hieroglyphica (The Hieroglyphic Monad) (1564)

Fontainebleau, Pins et Bouleaux dans les Rochers, 1840-45, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot


Las Pozas, Mexico

Las Pozas dates back to 1947 when Edward James was living in Mexico, in semi-exile. Deep within the rainforests of Mexico, seven hours outside of Mexico City, lies a magical hidden gem that very few have had the pleasure of stumbling across. It’s called Las Pozas and it is a sculpture garden, tucked away from prying eyes and at one with nature. It was created by a man named Edward James, an eccentric man who spent millions to create this magical wonderland that’s comprised of 20 acres of natural waterfalls and mountain springs.


Lifeby JohnHLynch

Sunset by JB Photography

Salö - Mangia Merda E Morte! (2012)

The Black Dragon Nebula (IC 4678) occupies space between us and a dense spiral arm of our galaxy. The nebula, a huge complex of gas and dust, creates a distinct silhoutte as dust in the foreground blots out light from background stars. IC 4678 lies about 5,000 light years from Earth in the constellation of Sagittarius, near the well-known Trifid and Lagoon Nebulas. (Credit: Credit: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum)

Seba Cabinet ; By Seba, Albertus, 1665-1736 on Flickr.
Curious and Bizarre Creatures Smithsonian Libraries

Lovers in a Wood, John Atkinson Grimshaw