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Sunrise timelapse, Oahu

She calls me summer.
She folds the lines along my hips and grows sunflowers in the crevices.

She calls me autumn.
She collects the dry leaf kisses on my collarbone and burns them down to the bone.

She calls me winter.
Her absence is empty rooms filled with the sound of her soft laugh echoing off the trees causing silence to fall like snow.

She called me spring.
Because I bloomed too quickly for her to understand why I changed my colours.

—  Tamarind Fall; Weather.

anonymous asked:

what kind of chemistry do you do?

I’m an inorganic synthetic chemist who specializes in a few heavy metals and a specific type of structure using different flexible ligands (I’m afraid I can’t be less vague; my research is specialized enough that it would be rather identifiable).

In general, I design molecules with my metal/ligand components and synthesize (or attempt to synthesize) them in lab. I then work the compounds up through crystallization so I can utilize single crystal x-ray diffraction on an instrument like this:

This bombards the crystal with x-rays and allows me to collect data to produce a structure of the molecule, which gives me bond lengths, angles, etc. This is the crystal I’m currently running (it’s huge and awful, really, but I just need to confirm what it is before I care about a better collection). The crystal looks enormous on the screen - and it is large by my usual standards - but in actuality, the loop the crystals sit on are quite small:

The crystals go on the very tip of that loop, so I do a lot of work under a microscope.

It’s a pretty neat process (when reactions behave), and for the most part I do enjoy my work. Bonus perk is that many of my compounds display luminescence, so I keep a black light handy:

That was the view out of my window this afternoon. Now it´s getting very dark and it´s quiet windy. The trees are restless and a big thunderstorm is coming nearer. The sky is full of lightning. It´s spooky. I love it! 

Personal.


Today’s temperature:

Part of the reason why I moved to Europe was because I couldn’t stand the hot temperature and humid weather in Japan.



I’m sorry to say, but

G*rmany, you disappointed me.

Originally posted by usedpimpa

EDIT:

@midnight-in-town said: I’m dyiiiiing over here as well, and I can’t study as a result ://///

Yeah currently my brain is totally out of order and I don’t feel like doing anything at the moment :/


@thedarkestcrow said: Ich leide mit dir. :/ 36°C! D:

35°C hier (*_*) Das Schlimmste ist ja dass es erst Juni ist. Der Sommer fängt eigentlich jetzt erst so richtig an, ugh (*_*)


@theworlds-stage said: Come to Poland xD It;s less than 20 here and it doesn’t look like its gonna change </3 And it’s next door to Germany

I wish I could stay at your place for the next 3 months until summer is over! xD


@anon-wantsyoutobe-happy said: You can survive it! At this rate you shouldn’t come to Singapore hahaha 30+ degrees Celcius isn’t something you could stand. Once again, try your best to survive it!

Yes, I’ll do my best…! (T_T) I mean, I’m actually used to temperatures over 35°C because I used to live in Tokyo, the problem is though that I don’t have an air condtioner in my flat, so that makes the heat unbearable.


@theroseinthedarkness said: In Lithuania its chill. You can come here :)

OMG YES, thank you for your kind offer!!! (T_T)


@der-todeskoenig said: hier in Österreich ist es auch nicht besser :/

Wir müssen wohl alle in den Norden ziehen :/


@hitsugikuro said: I know, the heat wave’s been brutal.

The heat wave’s murderous (*_*)


@bocchan-phantomichaelis said: Same here in UK, I wanna move back to Canada :(    

Let me know if you decide to move back to Canada, I come with you!!!! x(


@lokilaufeysonfangirl15 said: I live in Germany too and it’s hell on earth. Not to mention that I’m a person that can’t even stand it when it’s more than 18°C x_x

Same!! It’s 35°C here and I’m literally dying.