The Repentant Magdalen (1648). Philippe de Champaigne (French, 1602-1674). Oil on canvas. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Made for a Parisian convent, The Repentant Magdalen depicts the saint at the entrance to a cave, a setting derived from the medieval legend that later in life she lived in retreat in a grotto at Sainte-Baume in France. The crisp lines and icy colors contribute to this painting’s tone of pious sobriety.
"Do not mistake my kindness for weakness."- Al Capone, (also me, just now, to my boys while putting them back into bed for the 4th time)
this guy was on the other side of our stalls but he heard us feeding and this happened haha
Lance loves the water bucket.. He dunked his head in it like 4 times and kept blowing bubbles.. I love this horse so much
The English Crusader King, Richard the Lionheart. Despite a number of successes during the Third Crusade, he came very close to recapturing Jerusalem but mysteriously decided to call off the attack. Historians suggest a lack of necessary resources and troops for a full scale siege of the walled city. Richard was well respected by his own men as well as his Muslim enemies under Saladin. When the King came down with a fever, he appealed to his enemy Saladin to send him fresh water and fresh fruit. Saladin did just this out of respect.