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Golden Elixtir

Golden Elixtir

Aktê, Wiener Dioskurides, folio 73v (copy of "De materia medica" by Pedanius Dioscorides), 512 n. Chr.

Aktê, Wiener Dioskurides, folio (copy of "De materia medica" by Pedanius Dioscorides), 512 n.

John Bartram in the 18th c. sent a variety of plants from America. He packed large wooden seed boxes with seeds of a variety of flower and plant species, neatly wrapped and labeled so the English gardeners knew what they were receiving.

The Roots of a Gardening Obsession

John Bartram in the c. He packed large wooden seed boxes with seeds of a variety of flower and plant species, neatly wrapped and labeled so the English gardeners knew what they were receiving.

Tsagaan Uvgun is the White Old Man of Mongolian mythology, often depicted surrounded by the six traditional symbols of longevity (in Tibetan, “Tsering Nam Tuk”. These are: the divine peach tree, the conch-shaped rock, the crane, the crystal rosary, the pure stream welling up from a sacred rock, and the deer – which are said to be the only creatures able to locate the plants (or fungus) of immortality.

Tsagaan Uvgun is the White Old Man of Mongolian mythology, often depicted surrounded by the six traditional symbols of longevity (in Tibetan, “Tsering Nam Tuk”. These are: the divine peach tree, the conch-shaped rock, the crane, the crystal rosary, the pure stream welling up from a sacred rock, and the deer – which are said to be the only creatures able to locate the plants (or fungus) of immortality.

Voynich Dreams IV by DanteSangreal

Ink on dyed paper. Years ago I read about and became fascinated with the Voynich Manuscript.

old draw herbarium - Hledat Googlem

Medical Marijuana

American Hemp (Cannabis sativa) - The Pemberton Collection - Botanical Illustrations © CUMNH

Cuckoo Flying over New Verdure - Buson Yosa

Cuckoo Flying over New Verdure - Yosa Buson. Yosa Buson or Yosa no Buson (与謝 蕪村?, 1716 – January was a Japanese poet and painter of the Edo period. Along with Matsuo Bashō and Kobayashi Issa, Buson is considered among the greatest poets of the Edo Period.

Botanical Studies (recto); Botanical Studies (verso)  Anonymous, French, 19th century     Date:      ca. 1820  Medium:      Watercolor over graphite

Botanical Studies (verso) Anonymous, French, century Date: ca. 1820 Medium: Watercolor over graphite

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