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14 Calming Nature GIFs to Ease Your Mind

Having a bad day? A good one? Either way, these nature gifs will improve your mood. With spring underway and summer just a short time away, maybe these will give you some ideas on just where exactly you’d like to get out there in the wild to experience this beautiful world. So sit back, enjoy, and get to planning your next outing.

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Indonesian Volcano Spews Incredible Blue Lava

These spectacular pictures of bright blue lava spewing from Indonesian volcano Kawah Ijen were not easy to come by for photographer Oliver Grunewald. He took the photos at great risk, as the volcano spews lava out at up to 16 feet high and temperatures of up to 1000 degrees. In addition, it has a particularly high sulfur content, making it impossible to stay in the area for long without a gas mask. This does not stop the local sulfur miners, who brave the harsh conditions in spite of serious health concerns, earning about $13 a day. But when night falls, the lava which flows red in the daylight turns to a bright vibrant blue, filling the sky with its glow.

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Indonesian volcano Kawah Ijen spews extremely dangerous lava with an extremely high sulfur content that glows a bright blue at night filling the sky with its glow

Indonesian volcano Kawah Ijen spews extremely dangerous lava with an extremely high sulfur content that glows a bright blue at night filling the sky with its glow

Indonesian volcano Kawah Ijen spews extremely dangerous lava with an extremely high sulfur content that glows a bright blue at night filling the sky with its glow

Indonesian volcano Kawah Ijen spews extremely dangerous lava with an extremely high sulfur content that glows a bright blue at night filling the sky with its glow

Indonesian volcano Kawah Ijen spews extremely dangerous lava with an extremely high sulfur content that glows a bright blue at night filling the sky with its glow

Indonesian volcano Kawah Ijen spews extremely dangerous lava with an extremely high sulfur content that glows a bright blue at night filling the sky with its glow

Indonesian volcano Kawah Ijen spews extremely dangerous lava with an extremely high sulfur content that glows a bright blue at night filling the sky with its glow

Indonesian volcano Kawah Ijen spews extremely dangerous lava with an extremely high sulfur content that glows a bright blue at night filling the sky with its glow

Indonesian volcano Kawah Ijen spews extremely dangerous lava with an extremely high sulfur content that glows a bright blue at night filling the sky with its glow

Indonesian volcano Kawah Ijen spews extremely dangerous lava with an extremely high sulfur content that glows a bright blue at night filling the sky with its glow

Indonesian volcano Kawah Ijen spews extremely dangerous lava with an extremely high sulfur content that glows a bright blue at night filling the sky with its glow

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Driftwood Horses Prove That Everything Can Be Beautiful When Given Love

From an early age, Heather Jansch has held a passion for both drawing and horses. She deeply admired the power and grace of the horses drawn by Leonardo da Vinci, her hero. Wanting nothing more than to make art of the majestic animal she loved so much, she enter Goldsmiths College to study fine art. But after just a year, she was asked to leave the program, being told that she just didn’t have what painters were made of. Not to be deterred, she kept at her work, continuing to sketch and moving on to sculpting as well. She tried her hand at plaster and even copper wire, but just could not capture the same power in her sculptures that she loved so much in da Vinci’s work. It was then that inspiration hit her — driftwood. Driftwood, that had been cast aside and left unwanted, spoke to her with an authenticity she had not felt before. She knew this was what she was meant to work with.

From there, she has never looked back. It was just a short time later that she would be asked to present her first exhibition of driftwood horses, to great reception by both the press and public. Heather’s work is now highly sought after, and she has even had to expand her studio space to accommodate all her work. It is absolutely wonderful to see an artist who clearly cares so deeply for their craft to be succeeding in an awesome way. For more information on Heather’s work, visit her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

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From an early age Heather was passionate about horses

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And she wanted nothing more than to spend her days creating art featuring them

Heather Jansch art

But she was told that she did not have what it took to be an artist

Heather Jansch art

Not to be, deterred she continued drawing and began sculpting as well

Heather Jansch art

Soon, inspiration would hit her. Driftwood would be the perfect medium for her work.

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Nothing else embodied the power of the horses she loved so much

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It was not long before she was asked to present her first exhibition

Heather Jansch art

Which was loved by the press and public alike

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Today, her driftwood horses are highly sought after

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And she even had to expand her studio space to make room!

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