flying swans

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So, this week is apparently the last days ever that Vine.co is going to actually exist as a thing. I can’t even tell if all these posts will still exist on Wednesday. Got a huge amount of posts from Vine this year, so for the next couple days lets share some content from Vine before it vanishes. A flock of birds flying over Stokksnes, Iceland.

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Colin, Jen, and Jared exit the building, Ginny and Josh appearing to argue outside.  2/14/17 for 6.18 Where Blue Birds Fly (x)

The recognizable profile of the Pelican Nebula soars nearly 2,000 light-years away in the high flying constellation Cygnus, the Swan. Also known as IC 5070, this interstellar cloud of gas and dust is appropriately found just off the “east coast” of the North America Nebula (NGC 7000), another surprisingly familiar looking emission nebula in Cygnus. Both Pelican and North America nebulae are part of the same large and complex star forming region, almost as nearby as the better-known Orion Nebula. From our vantage point, dark dust clouds (upper left) help define the Pelican’s eye and long bill, while a bright front of ionized gas suggests the curved shape of the head and neck. This striking synthesized color view utilizes narrowband image data recording the emission of hydrogen and oxygen atoms in the cosmic cloud. The scene spans some 30 light-years at the estimated distance of the Pelican Nebula.

Credit: Steve Richards (via NASA APOD)

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“… when the swans are flying…and making
such a ruckus of noise, God is surely listening
     and understanding.
There are thousands of voices, after all.
And furthermore, don’t you imagine (I just suggest it)
that the swans know about as much as we do about
     the whole business?
So listen to them and watch them, singing as they fly.
Take from it what you can.”

excerpt from ‘Whistling Swans’ by Mary Oliver/Felicity/2015