Whiskers of African Lion

One of my recent ebay finds. Utterly bizaare, chosen for no other reason that I just needed to buy something that odd! Plus, I have no Lion whiskers or Giraffe tails in my collection!

They are Antique microscope slides, I'd say from the 1930s/40s, they read:

Tongue of Neutina
Whiskers African Lion
Spine of Sea Mouse
Sec of Hair of tail of Giraffe

Quite a selection! I plan to mount them in a dainty frame at some point, see if I can add to the collection over the years!

I just find them to be precious little things...We seem to use such objects to turn to nature for understanding, collecting such strange relics for our own cabinet of curiosity! They tell stories of both life and death, perhapes we are just seeking in them some explanation to this strange universe...or perhapes we just like the thought of owning a piece of Lion, whichever you prefer!

I am defintely drawn to objects behind glass...I've actually been thinking of a similar project myself, however, all things considered I think it'll be put on the back burner for a while yet!

I am definitely delving into my naturalist interest at the moment, that's NATURALIST, not NATURIST, please ensure you read that properly to save any confusion and embarrassment! ;)

I'm currently reading a great book on my (birthday present) Kindle, "Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists" by Paula Conner. I haven't got far into it yet, but so far i adore her likeable writing style, and i would imagine this would be a very inspiring book for younger girls to read, much better to learn about the magic of the real world than just vampire and werewolf romances all the time!

In other news, I am in a bit of a pickle. I am currently considering continuing my education this September...but am finding it very difficult making a decision. How did we choose our BA options so carelessly? Shockingly, I'm actually thinking of turning away from the creative world for a little while, and pursuing my interests in History. Stay tuned for any further developments. If I could also find a big pot of gold somewhere, that would also be nice!

Thanks for reading!

1 comment :

LandGirl1980 said...

Once again - someone who cares to treasure such treasures!