Thanks to grafting, this tree produces over 40 different kind of fruit and nuts—and in the spring, 40 different kinds of blossom, as seen here.
For some reason, I just love the name Ophiuchus. It means “serpent-bearer” and is the designation of the constellation next to (and supposedly holding) Serpens.
This is the binary star system Rho Ophiuchi, in the light-colored region on the right; the yellow star Antares, upper right; a red emission nebula to the left of Antares; globular cluster M4 between the two; and, at the bottom, IC 4592, the Blue Horsehead nebula.
Image credit and copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo.
The amazingly long cloister from episode 4 of The Musketeers, filmed at the archbishop’s palace in Kroměříž, Czech Republic.
M106, also known as NGC 4258, a spiral galaxy with anomalous blue and purple “arms,” which are evidence of jets of material into the galaxy’s disc, probably powered by material falling into a massive central black hole.
Image credit: X-ray: NASA / CXC / Caltech / P. Ogle et al.; optical” NASA / STScI; IR: NASA / JPL-Caltech; Radio: NSF / NRAO / VLA.
The Cloisters, Paradise Island, Nassau, the Bahamas.
The ruins of a French monastery brought to Nassau in the 1920s by William Randolph Hearst.