Monday, September 5, 2011

To Be or Not to Be

to be or not to be

bee eater

I'm reading a book, The Hummingbird Cabinet, about the history of romantic collectors.
That hazy time period when people were so very curious about their existence;
Preserving and keeping little bits ephemera and evidence of life in everything.
Specimen collecting was at its height and wasn't yet a well formed science.
I completely relate to the sensibilities of that time.


luanne said...

Beautiful each way -- love how you pose their feet. And thanks for the book mention, another to add to the wish list!

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

Oh, me too, me too! I love that magical time in history....must go find that book! Thank you for the tip...enjoy! And of course, these little birds are heart-warming and beautiful! Cheers, Patti

holly aka golly said...

Luanne and Patti: I hope you'll order the book. It's full of interesting tidbits.

Laura said...

Beautiful new pieces! And I am thrilled about a new book recommendation. I went straight to Amazon and ordered it.