July202012
nybg:


In 1906 the Garden purchased the William Mitten moss herbarium and she spent years on its reorganization and integration into the Garden’s collection.

The she in the above quote is none other than Elizabeth Gertrude Knight Britton, wife of Nathaniel Lord Britton, was an amazing scientist, bryologist, naturalist, and co-founder of the Garden with her husband and a group of other New Yorkers. Read all about her and her efforts to expand upon the work of William Mitten here. ~AR
brilliantbotany:

This is William Mitten. He was a British pharmaceutical chemist who compiled a collection of over 50,000 plant specimens, mostly mosses, in his lifetime. He was a bryologist, someone who studies mosses.

nybg:

In 1906 the Garden purchased the William Mitten moss herbarium and she spent years on its reorganization and integration into the Garden’s collection.

The she in the above quote is none other than Elizabeth Gertrude Knight Britton, wife of Nathaniel Lord Britton, was an amazing scientist, bryologist, naturalist, and co-founder of the Garden with her husband and a group of other New Yorkers. Read all about her and her efforts to expand upon the work of William Mitten here. ~AR

brilliantbotany:

This is William Mitten. He was a British pharmaceutical chemist who compiled a collection of over 50,000 plant specimens, mostly mosses, in his lifetime. He was a bryologist, someone who studies mosses.

(Source: brilliantbotany)

4PM
windypoplarsroom:

Inna Kapustenko

windypoplarsroom:

Inna Kapustenko

2PM
m3zzaluna:

street in tarlabasi, turkey, 1965
photo by ara güler, from ara güler’s istanbul

m3zzaluna:

street in tarlabasi, turkey, 1965

photo by ara güler, from ara güler’s istanbul

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1PM
The Garden Commuter’s Wife

The Garden Commuter’s Wife

12PM
11AM
wasbella102:

Study of Flowers: Frédéric Bazille,

wasbella102:

Study of Flowers: Frédéric Bazille,

10AM
Fern Bisel Peat illustration for Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

Fern Bisel Peat illustration for Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

10AM
poboh:

The Gamekeeper’s Daughter, 1875, Valentine Cameron Prinsep. Indian-born British Pre-Raphaelite Painter (1838-1904)

poboh:

The Gamekeeper’s Daughter, 1875, Valentine Cameron Prinsep. Indian-born British Pre-Raphaelite Painter (1838-1904)

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9AM
theparisreview:

“Who writes the great books? It isn’t we who sign our names. What is an artist? He’s a man who has antennae, who knows how to hook up to the currents which are in the atmosphere, in the cosmos; he merely has the facility for hooking on, as it were. Who is original? Everything that we are doing, everything that we think, exists already, and we are only intermediaries, that’s all, who make use of what is in the air. Why do ideas, why do great scientific discoveries often occur in different parts of the world at the same time? The same is true of the elements that go to make up a poem or a great novel or any work of art. They are already in the air, they have not been given voice, that’s all. They need the man, the interpreter, to bring them forth.”
—Henry Miller, The Art of Fiction No. 28
Photo Credit Henri Cartier-Bresson

theparisreview:

“Who writes the great books? It isn’t we who sign our names. What is an artist? He’s a man who has antennae, who knows how to hook up to the currents which are in the atmosphere, in the cosmos; he merely has the facility for hooking on, as it were. Who is original? Everything that we are doing, everything that we think, exists already, and we are only intermediaries, that’s all, who make use of what is in the air. Why do ideas, why do great scientific discoveries often occur in different parts of the world at the same time? The same is true of the elements that go to make up a poem or a great novel or any work of art. They are already in the air, they have not been given voice, that’s all. They need the man, the interpreter, to bring them forth.”

Henry Miller, The Art of Fiction No. 28

Photo Credit Henri Cartier-Bresson

9AM
Lukáš Kándl, Prince de Lumiere, 2006

Lukáš Kándl, Prince de Lumiere, 2006