"When Allah tests you,
it is never to destroy you.
When He removes something from
your possession it is only in order to empty
your hands for an even greater gift.”
—Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
Flowers in Progress: Scientific Illustrator, Noel Badges Pugh
Scientific illustrator and artist Noel Badges Pugh has an incredible knack for drawing flora and fauna. He recently illustrated an entire field guide about bees and keeps a regular Tumblr, Art in Progress & Completion, where he posts these tantalizing drawings of buds and blooms. Maybe it’s because this is the coldest winter in 30 years, but I’m spending the rest of my day looking at these