Visual Learner

awkwardsituationist:

photos by thomas zakowski at the st. joseph north pier on the coast of lake michigan, where crashing winter waves have covered two lighthouses and the connecting bridge in ice.

charlinye:

This is a lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan that sits ON Lake Michigan. My dad lives not too far away from it. I found this picture through a weather site this morning.
This is how cold it gets here in IL/MI etc. Water splashed over it and apparently it turned to ice on contact. This is simultaneously gorgeous and frightening.
( A quick Edit: Michigan & Chicago weather sites picked this photo up yesterday and thought it was from the weather over the weekend, it turned out it was taken last January. I do want the photographer, a man named John McCormack to get the credit for this photo as he deserves to!) Despite it not being from the deep freeze we just experienced the last few days, it’s still stunning & a wonderful example of how fabulous nature can be).

charlinye:

This is a lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan that sits ON Lake Michigan. My dad lives not too far away from it. I found this picture through a weather site this morning.

This is how cold it gets here in IL/MI etc. Water splashed over it and apparently it turned to ice on contact. This is simultaneously gorgeous and frightening.

( A quick Edit: Michigan & Chicago weather sites picked this photo up yesterday and thought it was from the weather over the weekend, it turned out it was taken last January. I do want the photographer, a man named John McCormack to get the credit for this photo as he deserves to!) Despite it not being from the deep freeze we just experienced the last few days, it’s still stunning & a wonderful example of how fabulous nature can be).

archiemcphee:

Last year, American photographer Thomas Zakowski took advantage of extraordinarily cold weather to capture stunning photos of 30-foot-tall lighthouses on Lake Michigan completely enshrouded in ice. Depending on how you look at them - icy wonderland or frozen wasteland - Thomas’ beautiful photos are as enchanting as they are haunting.

Visit Thomas Zakowski’s 500px gallery to check out more of his photography.

[via My Modern Metropolis]

Has anyone in American actually been harmed by Obamacare?

motherjones:

The Last Few Months:

A Short Play

Conservatives: “Obamacare is hurting millions of Americans!”

Liberals: “Like who?”

Conservatives: “Uh, like that guy over there!”

Liberals: “He’s actually saving money.”

Conservatives; “What about her in the back?”

Liberals: “She’s got expanded coverage.”

Conservatives: What about that fellow on the right?”

Liberals: “He’s keeping his doctor.”

Conservatives: “Well, my brother’s friend’s bowling partner’s niece heard a story from a dude on Snapchat about a person having to pay negligibly higher premiums!”

Liberals; “That does sound possible.”

Conservatives: “Checkmate.” 

fuckyeahcrystals:

The Cave of Crystals near Chihuahua, Mexico. 

Those giant crystals of gypsum (CaSO4) probably grew to their massive size really slowly in a bath of hot water and dissolved minerals. Now that the water has been pumped out by industrial miners, scientists are free to explore…with the help of some ice-cooled orange jumpsuits: The caves average a termperature of 118 F, and 90 % humidity. 

AWESOME

natgeofound:

A railway encircles thirty-five blocks of shops, offices, and hotels in Chicago, June 1967.Photograph by James L. Stanfield, National Geographic

natgeofound:

A railway encircles thirty-five blocks of shops, offices, and hotels in Chicago, June 1967.Photograph by James L. Stanfield, National Geographic

A Bad Case of Strips by David Shannon

A Bad Case of Strips by David Shannon

(Source: tngedrms)