For anyone who is really enjoying Harlots and wants to know more about the sex industry in 18th century England, I highly recommend Dan Cruickshank’s The Secret History of Georgian London. It’s incredibly informative and explores all aspects of prostitution in the 18th century, as well as giving short biographies of specific sex workers like Kitty Fisher, Sally Salisbury, Moll King, and plenty more amazing women.
Florida Scrub Jays (Aphelocoma coerulescens) are found in upland scrub ecosystems unique to Florida ( also one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in North America). These area are the remnants of ancients dune when what is now Florida first appeared above sea level This ecosystem is one of the few in Florida that rarely floods, so it was the first to be developed for citrus groves and later for housing developments. Currently, habitat loss is still the main threat to Florida Scrub Jays but due to fragmented population, genetic diversity is likely to become a major issue.
Try if you can
to place yourself where pillars mount to ceilings
which are in you; where you can share the feelings
of steps; where arches take great risks to span
the gulf of inward space you could not part with,
heaving it from you would have meant the fall
of your whole being: if you’d had the strength.
Rainer Maria Rilke, excerpt of The Presentation of Mary in the Temple (tr. by N. K. Cruickshank)
Original — Mußt du dich erst an eine Stelle rufen, wo Säulen in dir wirken; wo du Stufen nachfühlen kannst; wo Bogen voll Gefahr den Abgrund eines Raumes überbrücken, der in die blieb, weil er aus solchen Stücken getürmt war, daß du sie nicht mehr aus dir ausheben kannst: du rissest dich denn ein.
g̶i̶v̶e̶ ̶u̶p̶ bug cru 2017 i started this two years ago and finished it up yesterday night, it’s interesting the way you notice the changes in your own style working on something you started a long time ago (please dont remove link/caption in reblogs)