Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked
Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.
Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!
I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.“
- Autumn In The White Carpathians
- Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
- Spring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
- Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan
- Autumn Path
- Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
- Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
- Dark Hedges In Ireland
- Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
- Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring
I believed this would be beneficial for people researching for school papers, in college, for writing, and so on. This guide is mainly directed towards people who can access a College or University’s library systems because that is what I am most familiar with. However, this should help other people in a few places.
The basic steps of research are:
- choose a topic
- narrow your focus within that topic
- choose your thesis (if your thesis was not given as part of your assignment)
When you have a subject to research, then you can begin.
The above images describe how to run an efficient google search, and how to read Library of Congress system call numbers. When attempting to find a book within a research or university library in the United States, knowing the general set-up of the LOC system is invaluable.
- Research project calculator - for determining the amount of time needed for a project.
- Purdue Owl Writing Lab — an invaluable resource on citations, research, resume/CV writing, subject specific writing, etc.
- How to search JStor | JStor
- UCLA Library Guides
- The Met’s Timeline of Art History
- ASU Library terms guide | Other Guides
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
- ProQuest Statistical Insight
- Encyclopaedia Britannica
- Citation Machine | BibMe
- CIA World Fact Book
- Bibliofind for Out of Print Books
- Smithsonian Libraries
- National Library of Medicine
- National Archives
- National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
- Gallup Poll
- Pew Research Center
- Academic Search Premier
- Asianhistory Resources page
- Writing a Thesis Statement - UNC
- Google Scholar
- Scholarly vs. Non-Scholarly 1 | 2 | 3
- Finding Academic Articles
- Buying Cheaper Textbooks
- The CRAAP test
- Free History Books
- The Met Full Texts online
- Library of Congress | E-Resources
When in doubt: Ask a Librarian. Having worked within a Library’s special collections & archives, I’ve both helped people find some pretty obscure things, and asked other librarians for help on equally obscure research. Librarians are trained to be able to help people research, find, and retrieve information. Their degrees are library and information sciences — and many academic librarians are specialized. They are familiar with things you may not be — finding things on microfilm, or special collections works, finding obscure keywords, running a variety of database searches, etc.
If something cannot be found through your institution’s library, check the ILL (Interlibrary Loan - info here)
This is an incomplete guide, but a nice starting point.
Never be afraid to apologize to your child. If you lose your temper and say something in anger that wasn’t meant to be said, apologize. Children need to know that adults can admit when they are wrong.
American Humane Society (via sunflower-mama)
People who can keep their cool when being told off or made fun of are not to be messed with
Okay… That’s it… I think I’m going to set this as my alarm on my phone so I can feel like I’m waking up in heaven on a daily basis.There’s just something about children’s choirs.
There’s just something about this song
Okay, let me tell you a thing about this song. My mother is a nurse in the NICU with small premature babies. and she had one baby that was born addicted to 5 different drugs. Needless to say, the poor baby had to suffer through intense withdrawals, and my mom discovered that this song was incredibly soothing for the baby while he went through all of his pain. She would play this during his rougher patches, and it would calm him down. So yes, there is something about this song.
This song is a mele (soft, metered song with music) in contrast to an oli (a chant), and translated, it’s a song actually for Chief Kalakaua and Cheifess Lili’ulani. It tells of the beautiful scenery of all the islands, and specifically, a beautiful blooming flower that withstands the summits of each significant peak of Hawaii (including Mauna Kea!).
If you contrast the words mele and oli, you will hear them (say them outloud!) how soft, and harsh they are respectively. This mele is comprised of mostly soft, flowing words (save for the name of the mountains!) and the combination of those beautiful words used to name beautiful things and the Children’s Chorus is probably what it is.
Peace(fulness) transcends language.
I love this song, and the information/background is an added bonus. :)