BLARCH. Okay, finally. SOMETHING. Have some ‘I just got rid of a shade of writer’s block/I hate my writing right now’ ficlet. Lycanae/Athim. Tanaleth canon. Huge thanks go to saarebitch for helping me come up with Clan Tanaleth and for allowing them to occupy an honoured spot in her extended universe canon. Everybody go read Birthright !! Team tree elf and moderately happy AU.
Thanks to Faux for edits :D !
“Spider venom comes in many forms. It can often take a long while to discover the full effects of the bite. Naturalists have pondered this for years: there are spiders whose bite can cause the place bitten to rot and to die, sometimes more than a year after it was bitten. As to why spiders do this, the answer is simple. It’s because spiders think this is funny, and they don’t want you ever to forget them.” — Neil Gaiman (Anansi Boys (American Gods, #2))
Voici deux nouvelles illustrations à découvrir dans le dernier numéro du magazine Jardin d'ici : du thym et du romarin. Deux plantes aromatiques délicieusement parfumées et pleines de nutriments (le thym est notamment très riche en fer), à consommer sans modération !
1. marked by the characteristics of an earlier period; antiquated.
2. (of a
linguistic form) commonly used in an earlier time but rare in present-day usage
except to suggest the older time, as in religious rituals or historical novels.
forming the earliest stage; prior to full development.
4. (often initial
capital letter) pertaining to or designating the style of the fine arts,
especially painting and sculpture, developed in Greece from the middle 7th to
the early 5th century b.c., chiefly characterised by an increased emphasis on
the human figure in action, naturalistic proportions and anatomical structure,
simplicity of volumes, forms, or design, and the evolution of a definitive
style for the narrative treatment of subject matter.
5. primitive; ancient;
Etymology: from Greek archaïkós, “antiquated, old-fashioned”, equivalent to
CLOSE-UP Dromaeosaurus | Aquarelle, crayons de couleur | Éditions Milan Accouplement de grenouilles | Aquarelle, crayons de couleur, gouache | Éditions Milan
Hérisson & Lézard | Aquarelle, crayons de couleur, gouache | Éditions Milan
Some quiet naturalist voice:And here we see the elusive true neurotypical in their natural habitat. Here we can see their routine behavior of actually getting up out of bed, feeding, and cleaning themself. Watch as they walk up and communicate with others, completely calm, how remarkable. Look at how focused they are on a given task, what a fascinating experience.
German naturalist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) spent two years documenting the flora and fauna of Surinam, South America, creating the book Metamorphosis, from which this engraving is reproduced. Here, Merian captured the life stages of three different insects around their host plant, the passion flower. One fellow naturalist called her book, Metamorphosis, the “most beautiful work ever painted in America.”
On September 1, readers will be able enjoy a long-hidden treasure of natural history with the release of The Butterflies of North America: Titian Peale’s Lost Manuscript. Based on a never-before-published manuscript preserved for nearly a century in the American Museum of Natural History’s Rare Book Collection, the book is packed with color plates bearing Peale’s beautiful illustrations of butterflies and caterpillars.
Titian Ramsay Peale II (1799–1885) was an American artist and naturalist from a well-known Philadelphia family. His father, historian and painter Charles Willson Peale, founded the Philadelphia Museum. He also named three other sons for famous painters: Rembrandt, Rubens, and Raphaelle.
True to his namesake, Titian Peale was a Renaissance man—a painter, naturalist, butterfly collector, explorer, hunter, and early photographer. He painted his first professional commission—plates to attract subscribers to Thomas Say’s American Entomology—at age 16. The next year he was elected to full membership in the newly founded Academy of Natural Sciences.
As an adult, Peale was dogged by hardship, including the early death of his first wife and children and persistent financial difficulties. But Peale never gave up on his masterwork,Butterflies of North America, preparing a prospectus in 1833 and continuing to work on it until his death in 1885. A family member donated the manuscript to the Museum in 1916. After nearly a century in the archives, this masterpiece is finally emerging from its cocoon.