swarbles.

a mostly goodhearted thirty year old lady who lives in a land where it's winter half the year. starlings nest in the soffit along the side of my house and mourning doves roost under the roof above of my door stoop. i fall in love all the time.

sometimes i sing.
sometimes i make things.

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Dodo (Raphus cucullatus)

From Bilder-atlas zur Wissenschaftlich-populären Naturgeschichte der Vögel ( Atlas, or Volume of plates to Scientific and popular natural history of birds), by Leopold Joseph Fitzinger, Vienna, 1864.

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Didn’t understand her

From Johnny Crow’s party, illustrated by Leonard Leslie Brooke, London, New York, 1907.

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Charles Robinson, frontispiece from The story of the Weathercock, by Evelyn Sharp, London, New York, not dated.

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Forget-me-not

Jean-Jacques Grandville, from Les fleurs animées (animate flowers) vol. 2, collective work, Paris, 1867.

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Frontispiece from Marigold garden, written and illustrated by Kate Greenaway, London, New York, not dated.

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Northern Saw-whet Owl

Geo G. White, from Illustrations of the birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America, by John Cassin, Philadelphia, 1862.

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pulmonaire:

Devotion consists of approximately 10,000 origami flowers

(via fuckyeahbookarts)

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With elegant hats and up-to-date rackets, they did look a handsome pair!

Cecil Aldin, from Cecil Aldin’s merry party, told by May Byron, London, 1913.

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So they filled the bath-tin till it was brimming.

Cecil Aldin, from Cecil Aldin’s merry party, told by May Byron, London, 1913.

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