Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.25.14): Protesters in Ferguson are back out tonight, demanding Police Chief Jackson’s resignation and the immediate arrest of Mike Brown’s killer, Darren Wilson. #staywoke #farfromover

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This 144-Year-Old Wisteria In Japan Looks Like A Pink Sky

These stunning photographs, which look like a glorious late evening sky with dashes of pink and purple, are actually pictures of Japan’s largest wisteria (or wistaria, depending on whom you ask) plant.

This plant, located in Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan, is certainly not the largest in the world, but it still comes in at an impressive 1,990 square meters (or half an acre) and dates back to around 1870 (the largest, at about 4,000 square meters, is the wisteria vine in Sierra Madre, California). Although wisterias can look like trees, they’re actually vines. Because its vines have the potential to get very heavy, this plant’s entire structure is held up on steel supports, allowing visitors to walk below its canopy and bask in the pink and purple light cast by its beautiful hanging blossoms.

Image credits: Takao Tsushima

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Trusting the Vibes - Spoken Word Natasha Redford Poetry


I’m trusting the vibes baby

‘cause the energy doesn’t lie

you do not try baby

you’re not into me

you don’t have to lie


I know you used to be

but now i see that

your energy is no longer alive

that is what your viibes

are telling me


I wonder if

it had something to do with

my aura

cause baby

my energy

would never

ignore ‘ya


your vibes were too crazy to me

baby they helped to set me free

but now I see it was just a dream

because I don’t feel your energy


It’s saddening but

in vibes we trust

not sin, not lust

baby there won’t be an us


because your energy

for whatever feat

doesn’t trust the vibes of me

but i’ll trust the vibes

that we weren’t meant to be

because your energy wouldn’t lie to me.


*I wrote this and was inspired by my last reblogged post id you like it, please reblog. it’ll help me accomplish my dream of being a known spoken word artist. thanks