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Review: Gjertrud Schnackenberg: "Supernatural Love - Poems 1976-92" (Bloodaxe Books)
Supernatural Love: Poems 1976-1992 by Gjertrud Schnackenberg My rating: 4 of 5 stars 'Prodigious' I think is the only word appropriate to this work. Prodigious in the skill, poise and maturity even of the poems written in the author's early 20s; prodigious ...

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Great clip ! Neo are one of the great lost bands of the London punk scene c.'77. I'd no idea any footage survived, far less something of this quality !

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Thanks a bunch, clouds

In case you missed the #eclipse, like many of us, here's some incredible images taken up and down the country http://thetim.es/1MPJSso
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"Europa and the Great Red Spot"
For some reason, this picture is just awesome....
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The cat and the Baudelairian spleen

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Aurora borealis

Yesterday it was the strongest Aurora borealis in many years and of course i was out in the night taking pictures! Me and two friends went out a couple of miles from Eskilstuna to a lake with clear view to the north, put up our gears and waited. 
And wow what a show we got! I was there for 6 hours and it was magic for me, so strong northern lights at my parts of Sweden is very very rare. Today my neck hurts of standing and just look up at the sky and the magic up there. Got a lot of pics to go trough but here is one of my favourites so far.

Sony A7 with Samyang 14/2.8
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Cats !!!

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Latest addition to my occasional arts blog.

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Wow !
Airglow, Gegenschein, and Milky Way
Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky (Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130420.html

As far as the eye could see, it was a dark night at Las Campanas Observatory in the southern Atacama desert of Chile. But near local midnight on April 11, this mosaic of 3 minute long exposures revealed a green, unusually intense, atmospheric airglow stretching over thin clouds. Unlike aurorae powered by collisions with energetic charged particles and seen at high latitudes, the airglow is due to chemiluminescence, the production of light in a chemical reaction, and found around the globe. The chemical energy is provided by the Sun's extreme ultraviolet radiation. Like aurorae, the greenish hue of this airglow does originate at altitudes of 100 kilometers or so dominated by emission from excited oxygen atoms. The gegenschein, sunlight reflected by dust along the solar system's ecliptic plane was still visible on that night, a faint bluish cloud just right of picture center. At the far right, the Milky Way seems to rise from the mountain top perch of the Magellan telescopes. Left are the OGLE project and du Pont telescope domes.
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