Compassion in all things

Believe in compassion and constantly trying to be a better person. Sometime you have to make yourself better first.
nyhistory:

Ready for the big weekend? A superb owl from our collection:
John James Audubon (1785–1851), Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus), Study for Havell pl. 199, ca. 1833. Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, gouache, and black ink on paper, laid on card. New-York Historical Society, 1863.17.199. On display in Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown.

nyhistory:

Ready for the big weekend? A superb owl from our collection:

John James Audubon (1785–1851), Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus), Study for Havell pl. 199, ca. 1833. Watercolor, graphite, pastel, black chalk, gouache, and black ink on paper, laid on card. New-York Historical Society, 1863.17.199. On display in Audubon’s Aviary: Parts Unknown.

scientificillustration:

Rangifer tarandus, Caribou, or American Reindeer. Males. 1. Summer pelage, 2. Winter pelage. (1845-1848)
petitcabinetdecuriosites:

(via Pin by Kim Tackett on Botanical | Pinterest)
petitcabinetdecuriosites:

n193_w1150 (by BioDivLibrary)

wapiti3:

Plantae selectae Augsburg 1750 - 1773; on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Reproduced from original documents from the University Library of Munich, the city and State Library of Augsburg and the University Library of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
At the beginning of the Plantae selectae are the portraits of the painter Georg Dionysius Ehret, the collector and patron Christoph Jacob Trew, the publisher of the botanist Johann Jacob Haid and Benedict Christian Vogel. They were instrumental in bringing about this work.

coffeepeople:

Botanical Heart by amy_gowenlock on Flickr.
invocado:

Untitled | by “Creature Comforts”

invocado:

Untitled | by “Creature Comforts

(Source: invocado)

"The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art."

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Junot Díaz (via kamara)

need to remind myself of this everyday 

(via kalisherni)

(via slingyourhook)

(Source: purestik, via diet-lemonade)

houghtonlib:

Gould, John, 1804-1881. The birds of Europe, 1837.
Typ 805L.37 (A)
Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Gould, John, 1804-1881. The birds of Europe, 1837.

Typ 805L.37 (A)

Houghton Library, Harvard University

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phototoartguy:

Who are you calling an ugly duckling? Wildlife photographer conjures up some animal magic

Wildlife photographer Richard Austin, the author of two books on his encounters while working with all creatures great and small, has captured nature in all its glory with these snaps of animals enjoying British blooms.

(Source: Daily Mail, via fightingforanimals)

heaveninawildflower:

Chinese Water Lily and Trailing Nolana. Plate from ‘A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening’ by Alexander McDonald with correct engravings from original drawings by Sydenham Edwards. Published 1807. Printed for Geo. Kearsley, by R. Taylor and Co.
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heaveninawildflower:

Chinese Water Lily and Trailing Nolana. Plate from ‘A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening’ by Alexander McDonald with correct engravings from original drawings by Sydenham Edwards. Published 1807. Printed for Geo. Kearsley, by R. Taylor and Co.

archive.org

heaveninawildflower:

Decorative back cover (1908) . Author: François Coppée (1842-1908). Binder:  Emile Mercier (1855-1910).
Image and text NYPL Digital Collection

heaveninawildflower:

Decorative back cover (1908) . Author: François Coppée (1842-1908). Binder:  Emile Mercier (1855-1910).

Image and text NYPL Digital Collection

tempusfidget:

Flustered. Infatuated. Rows of razor sharp teeth.
We’ve all been there.

tempusfidget:

Flustered. Infatuated. Rows of razor sharp teeth.

We’ve all been there.

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