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Amazing Heart Shaped Natural Images

There is hardly any image that can not be found in nature. Heart images are found at many places and its a treat to watch when they are discovered. Here we covered few of the dazzling heart shaped nature images.

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Volcano Photos

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from below the surface. Volcanoes vary quite a bit in their structure – some are cracks in the earth’s crust where lava erupts, and some are domes, shields, or mountain-like structures with a crater at the summit.

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Beautiful Girls Paintings by Daniel F. Gerhartz

Daniel F. Gerhartz was born in 1965 in Kewaskum, Wisconsin where he now lives with his wife Jennifer and their three young children. His interest in art piqued at an early age when a teenage friend suggested they spend one dreary afternoon drawing. It was at that moment that he discovered his lifework.

“My desire as an artist is that the images I paint would point to the Creator, and not to me, the conveyor. J.S. Bach said it well as he signed his work, “Soli Deo Gloria,” To God alone be the glory.”   Daniel F. Gerhartz

Gerhartz’ compelling paintings resonate an honesty, integrity and a directness immediately evident to the viewer. The artist’s skillful and technically adept work celebrates the created world, human form , personal relationships and connection with landscapes and environments of special importance.

Gerhartz’ commanding paintings, credentials and impressive accomplishments transcend the artist’s young age. For the past decade, his paintings have been exhibited in museum, national invitational and prominent gallery exhibitions. Among his award winning paintings are Jennifer, Coffee, and Dream Lake, each of which has been awarded the Nona Jean Hulsey Buyers’ Choice Award at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame’s Prix de West Show in 1993, 1994 and 1999. In 2001, he was presented with the show’s Frederic Remington Painting Award for exceptional artistic merit for his painting The Dance.




Schooled at the Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois, Gerhartz also studied with renowned artist/instructors John Baitinger, Richard Schmid and Bill Parks. Dan is inspired by Russian, European and American masters including Nicolai Fechin, John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, Carl Von Marr and Anders Zorn













Gerhartz has been featured in publications such as Southwest Art, Focus Sante Fe, Art Talk and Art of the West along with the hardbound book, Creative Oil Painting, Techniques from 15 Master Painters by Stephen Doherty. His teaching credentials include the Scottsdale Artists’ School in Scottsdale, Arizona, and The Fechin Institute in Taos, New Mexico. Gerhartz’ work is included in the permanent collection of the West Bend Art Museum in Wisconsin and the Huntsville Museum of Art in Alabama.

Rain – Quotes and Wallpapers

A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning. (James Dickey)

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. (Langston Hughes) Continue reading Rain – Quotes and Wallpapers

Machu Picchu, Peru (A Wonder of the World)

Machu Picchu (1460-1470). In the 15th century, the Incan Emperor Pachacútec built a city in the clouds on the mountain known as Machu Picchu (“old mountain”). It is located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru. This extraordinary settlement lies halfway up the Andes Plateau, deep in the Amazon jungle and above the Urubamba River. It was probably abandoned by the Incas because of a smallpox outbreak and, after the Spanish defeated the Incan Empire, the city remained ‘lost’ for over three centuries. It was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911.

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This is amazing and we have to wonder how, why and when did they do this. From where & how do they get water…power….sewer…..?

How did they build all this?? And why..way..”up there“!!

Shanxi is a province in Northern China. It covering an area of 156,300 square kilometers, and has a continental monsoon climate. The name Shanxi literally means “mountain’s west”, which refers to the province’s location west of the Taihang Mountains. Shanxi borders Hebei to the east, Henan to the south, Shaanxi to the west, and Inner Mongolia to the north. The capital of the province is Taiyuan. [Wikipedia]



Largest Fossil Spider Discovered

largest spider

Scientists in China, Inner Mongolia found a new spider fossil, this new species called Nephila jurassica, a 165 million-year-old golden orb weaver whose legs spanned an astonishing 15cm – setting the new world record for the Largest Fossil Spider.
The previous record was a Guinness world record for the oldest fossil spider trapped in amber has been dated at 125-135 million years old. It is from the family linyphiidae, and was discovered in Lebanon and analysed by David Penney and Paul Selden (both from University of Manchester, UK).

Really Amazing Civilization in Iran

Kandovan (also spelled Candovan) is a tourist village in the province of East Azarbaijan, near Osku and Tabriz, Iran. Its fame is due to its troglodyte dwellings. Some of the houses are at least 700 years old and are still inhabited. Kandovan is also known for its scenic beauty. A popular resort, it offers hotels and restaurants to serve tourists. Its mineral water is also popular with visitors and is believed to be a cure for kidney disease. source(Wikipedia).

It is a major Iranian Tourist destination as well.

Take a look and share your thoughts on these amazing pictures 🙂

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