libutron:

Amanita phalloides (Watercolor) | ©Jean-Christophe Guéguen 
Contemporary painting (illustration) - Watercolor.

libutron:

Amanita phalloides (Watercolor) | ©Jean-Christophe Guéguen 

Contemporary painting (illustration) - Watercolor.

posted 4 days ago with 490 notes

"'Stories have changed, my dear boy,' The man in the grey suit says, his voice almost imperceptibly sad. 'There are no more battles between good and evil, no monsters to slay, no maidens in need of rescue. Most maidens are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves in my experience, at least the ones worth something, in any case. There are no longer simple tales with quests and beasts and happy endings. The quests lack clarity of goal or path. The beasts take different forms and are difficult to recognise for what they are. And there are never really endings, happy or otherwise. Things keep going on, they overlap and blur, your story is part of your sister's story is part of many other stories, and there is no telling where any of them may lead. Good and evil are a great deal more complex than a princess and a dragon, or a wolf and a scarlet-clad little girl.'"
✗ The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern (via silvertonguedgod)
"You are meant to fight. When you are sick, your body fights for its right to function. When you hold your breath, your body fights for its right to breathe. There are billions of tiny events—from the surface of your skin, down to the very cells of your body—that have to happen in order for you to be simply sitting here today. If your most minuscule parts haven’t given up yet,

Why should you?"
n.t. (via namikazes)
catp0rn:

Gerry of Maine Coon Castle 10 Weeks Old on Flickr

catp0rn:

Gerry of Maine Coon Castle 10 Weeks Old on Flickr

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jothelibrarian:

uispeccoll:

thegirlwhoisthursday:

libralthinking:

uispeccoll:

Thanks to librarian Lindsay Morecraft for supplying perfectly appropriate thumbs for this shot.
Facsimile edition of the 15th century (ca. 1460-1477), heart-shaped Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu (Ms. Occ. Rothschild 2973) housed in the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Polyphonic chansons for 2-4 voices. Choir book is in the shape of a heart. Issued in leather case (23 cm.). Contains Middle French and Italian secular pieces by or attributed to Barbingant, Fedé, Bedingham, Dufay, Dunstable, Binchois, Frye, Busnois, Caron, Cornago, Ghizeghem, Morton, Ockeghem, Vincenet and others. One of 1380 numbered copies signed by a notary.
Rita Benton Music Rare Book Room FOLIO M2 .C428 2010 University of Iowa.

Extra thanks to Lindsay for finishing her MLS and getting hired full time so I can call her “librarian” there for the first time :)

This gives me feelings one probably shouldn’t have about books.

That is a daily job hazard in Special Collections.

Stunning!
Also, congratulations and well done on the MLIS! :)

jothelibrarian:

uispeccoll:

thegirlwhoisthursday:

libralthinking:

uispeccoll:

Thanks to librarian Lindsay Morecraft for supplying perfectly appropriate thumbs for this shot.

Facsimile edition of the 15th century (ca. 1460-1477), heart-shaped Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu (Ms. Occ. Rothschild 2973) housed in the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Polyphonic chansons for 2-4 voices.
Choir book is in the shape of a heart. Issued in leather case (23 cm.).
Contains Middle French and Italian secular pieces by or attributed to Barbingant, Fedé, Bedingham, Dufay, Dunstable, Binchois, Frye, Busnois, Caron, Cornago, Ghizeghem, Morton, Ockeghem, Vincenet and others.
One of 1380 numbered copies signed by a notary.

Rita Benton Music Rare Book Room FOLIO M2 .C428 2010
University of Iowa.

Extra thanks to Lindsay for finishing her MLS and getting hired full time so I can call her “librarian” there for the first time :)

This gives me feelings one probably shouldn’t have about books.

That is a daily job hazard in Special Collections.

Stunning!

Also, congratulations and well done on the MLIS! :)

tapho-phile:

Stood Silent Beneath The Clouds by Estruda

tapho-phile:

Stood Silent Beneath The Clouds by Estruda

skullspiration:

Funny Side Up Skull Shaped Egg MoldAvailable on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1htLxHD

skullspiration:

Funny Side Up Skull Shaped Egg Mold

Available on Amazon: 

http://amzn.to/1htLxHD

vintagegal:

Victorian Metamorphic postcards c. 1910s

Top image is All Is Vanity by Charles Allan Gilbert (1892)

                                      I will not hope for 
                                                                                 your ᴅᴏᴡɴғᴀʟʟ;
                                                                               
                                                —— I  will  e n s u r e  it.

lin-zy:

3537 x 4323 | Photographer

lin-zy:

3537 x 4323 | Photographer
posted 4 days ago with 199 notes
© lin-zy

Flower Frenzy. By Valerie Hegarty, 2012

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

guceubcuesu:

hey

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Watchu got there

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a skull that connects to my spine hbu