An inordinate fondness for stars and beetles

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tenayalena:

Study of a magnolia pod and leaves in progress. Also the beginnings of my first attempt at colored pencil. Was just going to be a quick pencil study, but then I noticed some colored pencils nearby and thought, what the heck, why not! I had already gone a little too dark in the graphite sketch, without a good eraser on me, so it’s a bit too dark in areas, but it’s just a first go at it!

tenayalena:

Study of a magnolia pod and leaves in progress. Also the beginnings of my first attempt at colored pencil. Was just going to be a quick pencil study, but then I noticed some colored pencils nearby and thought, what the heck, why not! I had already gone a little too dark in the graphite sketch, without a good eraser on me, so it’s a bit too dark in areas, but it’s just a first go at it!

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#art  #flora 
bssyfmm:


Moonlit Beauties (detail) by Luis Ricardo Falero (1851-1896)
oil on canvas, date unknown 

this is very tumblr for the 1800s

bssyfmm:

Moonlit Beauties (detail) by Luis Ricardo Falero (1851-1896)

oil on canvas, date unknown 

this is very tumblr for the 1800s

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#women  #art 
"

i want a word for the almost-home.

that point where the highway’s monotony becomes familiar
that subway stop whose name will always wake you from day’s-end dozing
that first glimpse of the skyline
that you never loved until you left it behind.

what do you call the exit sign you see even in your dreams?
is there a name for the airport terminal you come back to,
comfortably exhausted?

i need a word for rounding your corner onto your street,
for seeing your city on the horizon,
for flying homewards down your highway.

give me a word for the boundary
between the world you went to see
and the small one you call your own.

i want a word for the moment you know
you’re almost home.

"
there and back again, n.m.h. (via anoraborealis)

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#poetry 

wapiti3:

The history of the natural history of Brazil ; By Piso, Willem, 1611-1678 on Flickr.

Publication info Lugdun. Batavorum: Next Franciscum Hackium; ET Amstelodami: Next Lud. Elzevirium, 1648.
BHL Collections:
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Rare Books Collection

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#insects 

tokidoki-hokeypokey:

A Ghibli movie raided the train.

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Good old clichéd sunset #nofilter

Good old clichéd sunset #nofilter

— 5 days ago
#nofilter