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How the T-Rex stole Christmas






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How the T-Rex stole Christmas


heaveninawildflower: The Nativity (Belgium, circa…


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The Nativity (Belgium, circa 1480-85?).



Tempera colours and gold on parchment by Master of the Dresden Prayer Book (Flemish, active about 1480 – 1515).


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  • Dreaming of a White Christmas? Some people love having snow at…


    Dreaming of a White Christmas?


    Some people love having snow at Christmas while others see it purely as an obstacle to overcome. Today, snow is mainly restricted to areas of high latitudes or altitudes especially in December when temperatures are yet to reach their yearly low (in the Northern Hemisphere). But between 545ma to 1000ma ago the white stuff could have extended all the way to the equator.

    Members of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers march in the…


    Members of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers march in the Downtown Parade of Lights in Athens, Georgia, December 2, 2010. Photo by Richard Hamm.


    Apollo 8 heads out for a Christmas vacation in orbit around the…


    Apollo 8 heads out for a Christmas vacation in orbit around the Moon, December 21, 1968.


    met-armsarmor: Sword Pommel (Kashira), Arms and ArmorMedium:…


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    Sword Pommel (Kashira), Arms and Armor


    Medium: Iron, gold, copper


    Gift of Bashford Dean, 1919

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


    http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/26067



    Bookbinding (Jild-i kitab), Islamic ArtMedium: Leather; tooled…


    Bookbinding (Jild-i kitab), Islamic Art


    Medium: Leather; tooled and gilded


    Anonymous Gift, 1974

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


    http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/452676


    2017 November 25 Crossing Horizons Image Credit &…


    2017 November 25


    Crossing Horizons
    Image Credit & Copyright: Jean-Francois Graffand


    Explanation: Follow this vertical panoramic view from horizon to horizon and your gaze will sweep through the zenith of a dark night sky over Pic du Midi mountaintop observatory. To make the journey above a sea of clouds, 19 single exposures were taken near the end of night on October 31 and assembled in a mercator projection that renders the two horizons flat. Begin at the top and you’re looking east toward the upsidedown dome of the observatory’s 1 meter telescope. It’s easy to follow the plane of our Milky Way galaxy as it appears to emerge from the dome and angle down toward the far horizon. Just to its right, the sky holds a remarkable diffuse glow of zodiacal light along our Solar System’s ecliptic plane. Zodiacal light and Milky Way with star clusters, cosmic dust clouds and faint nebulae, cross near the zenith. Both continue down toward the airglow in the west. They disappear near the western horizon at the bottom, beyond more Pic du Midi observatory domes and a tall communications relay antenna.


    ∞ Source: apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap171125.html


    st-just: Coruscant by  Darek Zabrocki



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    Coruscant by  Darek Zabrocki



    st-just: Amonkhet Magic playmats by Sandara



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    Amonkhet Magic playmats by Sandara



    Dover, NH Winter Storm Warning Heavy Snow Accumulation Travel Conditions 12 25 2017 [00:01:38]


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    The Plowman, 1525, Hans Holbein the YoungerSize: 48×65 cmMedium:…


    The Plowman, 1525, Hans Holbein the Younger


    Size: 48×65 cm
    Medium: woodcut, paper


    Horse and Rider Black chalk on blue paper, 1537, TitianSize:…


    Horse and Rider Black chalk on blue paper, 1537, Titian


    Size: 262×274 cm


    St. James the Less, 1595, El GrecoSize: 50.2×62.9 cmMedium: oil,…


    St. James the Less, 1595, El Greco


    Size: 50.2×62.9 cm
    Medium: oil, canvas


    met-egyptian-art: Carved ceremonial palette, Egyptian ArtMedium:…


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    Carved ceremonial palette, Egyptian Art


    Medium: Greywacke


    Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1928

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


    http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/547390



    A VERY WARM CHRISTMAS FOR THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE For those of…


    A VERY WARM CHRISTMAS FOR THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE


    For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere (around 10% of the global human population), this concept of a ‘white Christmas’ and wearing ugly Christmas jerseys is quite alien, as our Christmases are typically rather warm. If Santa was to wear the customary attire he is seen to wear in the Northern Hemisphere, he would soon find himself suffering from heat exhaustion. Perth, Australia is set to experience 29°C for Christmas Day while Alice Springs will get as high as 41°C; Christchurch NZ is hitting a high of 28°C (though there may be some showers), Auckland will get 24°C with rain (haha!); Johannesburg will hit 27°C; Harare 24°C; São Paulo 24°C; Santiago 31°C; and Buenos Aires 24°C. When the Northern Hemisphere experienced Winter Solstice, the Southern Hemisphere had their Summer Solstice.

    Christmas stockings hung with care on the International Space…


    Christmas stockings hung with care on the International Space Station, December 2012.


    DEAR SANTA: All Gary wants for Christmas is Star Wars, Star…


    DEAR SANTA: All Gary wants for Christmas is Star Wars, Star Wars, and more Star Wars. Clipped from the December 21, 1978 edition of the Cedar Hill Chronicle, a newspaper in Cedar Hill, Texas.


    Looks like a happy holiday for Artoo and Threepio in Ralph…


    Looks like a happy holiday for Artoo and Threepio in Ralph McQuarrie artwork for the 1979 Lucasfilm Christmas card.


    Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) by Painter of the New York…


    Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) by Painter of the New York Hypnos, Greek and Roman Art


    Medium: Terracotta


    Rogers Fund, 1923

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


    http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/251387


    Poughkeepsie, NY White Christmas – 12/25/2017 [00:02:49]


    About 3 inches of snow fell over the NY’s Mid-Hudson Valley early Christmas morning, making for the region’s first "White Christmas" in nearly 20 years. Plow trucks were out clearing the roads but driving was still treacherous with nearly whiteout conditions at times.

    Shot Description


    SHOT 1: A car stuck on the side of the road with people trying to dig it out.

    SHOT 2-3: A plow passes by with cars following close behind.

    SHOT 4-5: Creative shots of a "season’s greetings" sign amd a Christmas wreath with the snow swirling around it.

    SHOT 6: A man walking down the middle of a snow covered street in Poughkeepsie.

    SHOT 7: A man clearing the snow off his car.

    SHOT 8: A "Ice & Snow, Take it Slow" automated highway sign.

    SHOT 9: Driving in heavy snow with near whiteout conditions.

    SHOT 10-12: Traffic negotiating the falling snow, with town holiday decorations on the side of the road.

    SHOT 13-14: Scenic shots of the snow over a small creek and an outdoor Christmas tree.


    12-25-2017 Lake Stevens, Washington – White Christmas! – Rollover and Slideouts, Bad Road...


    ***NOT FOR BROADCAST***

    Contact Brett Adair with Live Storms Media to license.

    brett@livestormsnow.com


    A very rare event has taken place over night in the Seattle area, a white christmas! The last time there was measurable snow on Christmas morning in the Seattle area. The amount of snow that fell in my exact region was 1.5-2". The days leading up to the event were very cold, so the snow had no problem sticking to the roads and causing a multitude of issues.


    All clips were shot between 5:00-6:30am on Christmas morning.


    On 84th Street Northeast, there were multiple cars that had slid off the road and most notably a roll over. Last night on my drive home from a christmas gathering, I witnessed another rollover on the same road (I didn’t have access to my camera.)


    The rest of the shots consist of the poor road conditions, and driving down some local downtown streets that had christmas light displays. The first two downtown scenes are Marysville, Washington. The third is Lake Stevens.


    met-robert-lehman: A Saint, Possibly James the Greater by…


    met-robert-lehman:



    A Saint, Possibly James the Greater by Spinello Aretino, Robert Lehman Collection


    Medium: Tempera and gold on wood


    Robert Lehman Collection, 1975

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


    http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/459004



    met-european-paintings: Vsevolod Mikhailovich Garshin…


    met-european-paintings:



    Vsevolod Mikhailovich Garshin (1855–1888) by Ilia Efimovich Repin, European Paintings


    Medium: Oil on canvas


    Gift of Humanities Fund Inc., 1972

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


    http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/437442



    2017 December 25 Fireball in the Arctic Image Credit &…


    2017 December 25


    Fireball in the Arctic
    Image Credit & Copyright: Yang Sutie


    Explanation: Something very bright suddenly lit up the arctic – what was it? The original idea was to take a series of aurora images that could be made into a time-lapse video. But when night suddenly turned into day, the astrophotographer quickly realized that he was seeing something even more spectacular. Moving through the sky – in front of the Big Dipper no less – was a Geminid meteor so bright it could be called a fireball. The meteor brightened and flashed for several seconds as it went. By a stroke of good fortune, the aurora camera was able to capture the whole track. Taken the night after the Geminids Meteor Shower peaked, the astrophotographer’s location was near Lovozero Lake in Murmansk, Russia, just north of the Arctic Circle.


    ∞ Source: apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap171225.html


    Nollaig Shona ó Éirinn! Tá sé anois go hoifigiúil Nollag lá…


    Nollaig Shona ó Éirinn!


    Tá sé anois go hoifigiúil Nollag lá anseo in Éirinn! Tá sé i ndáiríre go leor éadrom, thart ar 6 céim. Níl aon comhartha de Nollag bán.


    Cibé áit a bhfuil tú ar fud an domhain, tá súil agam go bhfuil tú lá iontach líonadh le sonas grá, agus bronntanais!


    Nollaig Shona agus b’fhéidir taitneamh a bhaint as caife deas na hÉireann sa lá atá inniu!


    English translation:


    Happy Christmas from Ireland!


    It is now officially Christmas day here in Ireland! It is actually quite mild, around 6 degrees. No sign of a white Christmas.


    Wherever you are in the world, I hope you have a great day filled with love, happiness and gifts!


    Merry Christmas and maybe enjoy a nice Irish coffee today!


    -Jean


    How to make the perfect Irish Coffee: http://blog.discoverireland.com/2010/11/how-to-make-the-perfect-irish-coffee/


    Marble portrait of the co-emperor Lucius Verus, Greek and Roman…


    Marble portrait of the co-emperor Lucius Verus, Greek and Roman Art


    Medium: Marble


    Rogers Fund, 1913

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


    http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/248783


    Jasper intaglio: Head of Medusa, Greek and Roman ArtMedium:…


    Jasper intaglio: Head of Medusa, Greek and Roman Art


    Medium: Jasper, red


    Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


    http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/245156


    Teapot by Worcester, European Sculpture and Decorative…


    Teapot by Worcester, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts


    Medium: Soft-paste porcelain


    Gift of Mrs. Constance D. Stieglitz, in memory of her husband, Marcel H. Stieglitz, 1964

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


    http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/204081


    Original caption:This film explores the wild part of Scotland…


    Original caption:



    This film explores the wild part of Scotland through timelapse photography and drone images. I spent 2 weeks in the Highlands visiting Isle of Skye, Ullapool and Fort William. You will see the Skye’s mighty Cuillin Mountains, the impressive An Teallach and Ben Nevis, the mountain with its head in the clouds.



    Where’s the reindeer landing strip? This image, taken by the…


    Where’s the reindeer landing strip?


    This image, taken by the Operational Land Imager on the Landsat 8 spacecraft, shows a couple small, unassuming towns along the southern coastline of Turkey. Demre, formerly known as Kale, has a population of about 25,000 and is something of a tourist destination due to its Mediterranean climate. However, today it is being featured for a different reason: this small community was the original home of Saint Nicholas.

    met-armsarmor: Pair of Pauldrons and Arm Defenses, Arms and…


    met-armsarmor:



    Pair of Pauldrons and Arm Defenses, Arms and Armor


    Medium: Steel, gold


    Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


    http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/22301



    Stamp seal pendant with winged cupid, Ancient Near Eastern…


    Stamp seal pendant with winged cupid, Ancient Near Eastern Art


    Medium: Agate, silver


    Dodge Fund, 1949

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


    http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/324069


    Baptism of Christ, TintorettoSize: 105×137 cmMedium: oil, canvas


    Baptism of Christ, Tintoretto


    Size: 105×137 cm
    Medium: oil, canvas


    Four Muses

    Four Muses


    Christ on the Cross with Mary and St. John

    Christ on the Cross with Mary and St. John


    Callanish Standing Stones, Isle of Lewis, Pencil Sketch,…


    Callanish Standing Stones, Isle of Lewis, Pencil Sketch, 25.12.17.



    A lovely framed Christmas present hand drawn by my father. Thanks Dad!


    ‘Hanging Stones’ Bronze Age Rock Art, Ilkley Moor, Yorkshire,…






    ‘Hanging Stones’ Bronze Age Rock Art, Ilkley Moor, Yorkshire, 24.12.17.



    Last time I visited this site I failed to spot large amounts of cup and ring marks on adjacent rocks. They are quite prolific along the whole ridge here.


    mustdotravels Fete Des Lumieres😍.The festival of lights in Lyon…






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    mustdotravels Fete Des Lumieres😍.The festival of lights in Lyon France! 


    Plate, Islamic ArtMedium: Earthenware; glazedRogers Fund,…


    Plate, Islamic Art


    Medium: Earthenware; glazed


    Rogers Fund, 1927

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


    http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/448144


    The Cravat by Giuseppe Gricci, European Sculpture and Decorative…


    The Cravat by Giuseppe Gricci, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts


    Medium: Soft-paste porcelain


    Gift of Douglas Dillon, 1983

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


    http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/207403


    met-american-decor: Lamp, American Decorative ArtsMedium: Lacy…


    met-american-decor:



    Lamp, American Decorative Arts


    Medium: Lacy pressed glass, tin, cork


    Rogers Fund, 1946

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


    http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/4687



    Hunting Scene, Islamic ArtMedium: Ink and watercolor on…


    Hunting Scene, Islamic Art


    Medium: Ink and watercolor on paper


    Bequest of George D. Pratt, 1935

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


    http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/450598


    Color Ball, detail from a book by Philipp Otto Runge…



    Color Ball, detail from a book by Philipp Otto Runge (1777-1810).


    (The Getty)


    Relief depicting the Nubian war goddess Menhit on the left with…


    Relief depicting the Nubian war goddess Menhit on the left with Khnum on the right, shown on the outside wall of the temple at Esna.


    Peace TowerThe Imagine Peace Tower seen here surrounded by the…


    Peace Tower


    The Imagine Peace Tower seen here surrounded by the snows of winter is a single pillar of light shone skyward outside of Reykjavik, Iceland. The outdoor work of art is a tribute to the late John Lennon, who would have turned 74 this year. It was commissioned by his widow, Yoko Ono, and at its base carries the inscription “Imagine Peace” written in 24 languages.


    “A very merry Christmas
    And a happy New Year
    Let’s hope it’s a good one
    Without any fear”


    -JBB


    Image credit:
    https://flic.kr/p/4c2TJA


    Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/yoko-ono-lights-imagine-peace-tower-in-iceland-20101229
    http://www.metrolyrics.com/happy-christmas-war-is-over-lyrics-john-lennon.html
    http://www.earthcam.com/cams/iceland/reykjavik/


    met-modern-art: Polar Bear by François Pompon, Modern and…


    met-modern-art:



    Polar Bear by François Pompon, Modern and Contemporary Art


    Medium: Marble on marble base


    Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1930

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


    http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/487672



    Проводники ТЬМЫ мегалиты круги Алтая

    Геоглифы мегалиты Алтайского края Россия


    Геоглифы мегалиты Алтайского края Россия Проводники ТЬМЫ мегалиты круги Алтая Круги Солнца культ
    фотография сделана близ Тувы, скотоводы разбирают камни, чтобы сделать загоны для животных

    Геоглифы мегалиты Алтайского края Россия Проводники ТЬМЫ мегалиты круги Алтая Круги Солнца культ
    Шибал-кул K1 в Цветочном озере, округ Квингэ, префектура Алтая, Китай. Большинство солнечных колес координируются в сторону оптического_визуального Севера, а не магнитного севера. Shibal-kul K1 at Flower Lake, Quinghe County, Altay Prefecture, China.

    Геоглифы мегалиты Алтайского края Россия Проводники ТЬМЫ мегалиты круги Алтая Круги Солнца культ
    Фото и диаграмма Тубшина Нуур К3, Баян Ольгий Эймег, нижний Алтай, Монголия. Tubshin Nuur K3, Bayan Olgii Aimeg, lower Altai, Mongolia.

     


    Геоглифы мегалиты Алтайского края Россия Проводники ТЬМЫ мегалиты круги Алтая Круги Солнца культ
    Нож из бронзового века из культуры Карасука, с «Колесом Солнца», возможно принадлежал ассасину

    Геоглифы мегалиты Алтайского края Россия Проводники ТЬМЫ мегалиты круги Алтая Круги Солнца культ
    Шибал-кул К1 – самая большая монументальная структура во Внутренней Азии, имеет два внешних круга. Открыт для туристов. В структуре имеется 5 оленьих камней. Объект Flower Lake состоит из  50 камней_оленей.

    Геоглифы мегалиты Алтайского края Россия Проводники ТЬМЫ мегалиты круги Алтая Круги Солнца культ
    Гало субсолнце на горнолыжном курорте Шерегеш. Кемеровская область, 27.11.2017

    Геоглифы мегалиты Алтайского края Россия Проводники ТЬМЫ мегалиты круги Алтая Круги Солнца культ
    Гало субсолнце на горнолыжном курорте Шерегеш. Кемеровская область, 27.11.2017

     


    Геоглифы мегалиты Алтайского края Россия Проводники ТЬМЫ мегалиты круги Алтая Круги Солнца культ
    Тубшин-нюр Хиригсуур 1, Баян Ольгий Аймег, Монгольский Алтай,с 13 радионами Tubshin-nuur Khirigsuur 1, Bayan Olgii Aimeg, Mongolian Alta

    Геоглифы мегалиты Алтайского края Россия Проводники ТЬМЫ мегалиты круги Алтая Круги Солнца культ
    Ритуальный киригсуур с 10 спицами или радионами, Республика Тыва, Россия. Ritual khirigsuur with 10 spokes or radials, Tuva Republic, Russia.

     


    Геоглифы мегалиты Алтайского края Россия Проводники ТЬМЫ мегалиты круги Алтая Круги Солнца культ
    «Санай Байан Булак» на высоте 100 метров, к северу от гор Тянь-Шаня, Дзунгарии, провинции Синьцзян. “Bayan Bulak Sun Altar” at 100 meters wide, just north of the Tian Shan Mountains, Dzungaria, Xinjiang Province.

    Геоглифы мегалиты Алтайского края Россия Проводники ТЬМЫ мегалиты круги Алтая Круги Солнца культ
    Khara-sayel Khirigsuur, графство Фуюн, Китайский Алтай. Khara-sayel Khirigsuur, Fuyun County, Chinese Altay.

    Геоглифы мегалиты Алтайского края Россия Проводники ТЬМЫ мегалиты круги Алтая Круги Солнца культ
    Аржан 5 захоронений, Тува, недалеко от Кысля. Типичный круглый хиригсуур в стиле «Солнце». Arzhan 5 burial site, Tuva, near Kysl. Although a burial, it was shaped like a typical round khirigsuur in a Sun Wheel style.

    Геоглифы мегалиты Алтайского края Россия Проводники ТЬМЫ мегалиты круги Алтая Круги Солнца культ
    Несколько солнцезащитных ритуалов в юстидской долине, Чуйской степи, Республика Алтай, Россия.

    Солнечное Гало фотограф Liza Wolsky

    Сложное гало в Ковдорском районе Мурманской области. 01 ноября 2017 года. Фотограф Евгений Агафиев

     


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