Sunday, October 23, 2011

Rural tools

Old italian rural tools
1. Old weeding hoe (Val d'Ossola)
2. Billhooks (Val d'Ossola and Puglia)
3. Beet fork (Emilia and Po Delta, 19th century)
4. Stable Candlesticks (Northern Italy)
5. Hemp-scutching machine (San Marino di Bentivoglio, Emilia)
6. Antique wrought iron broiler (Lombardy, 17th or 18th century)
7. Fire forks ( Emilia and Lombardy)
8. Double edged billhook (Puglia)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pierre Bonnard - Nature stories

Nature Stories
Written by Jules Renard.
Illustrated by Pierre Bonnard.

1. The Magpie
2. Grasshoppers
3. The Worm
4. Swallows
5. The Cricket
6. The Mouse
7. The Butterfly
8. The Dragonfly
9. The Goby
10. The Frog
11. Ants
12. The Toad
13. A Family of Trees
14. The Cow
15. The Donkey
16. The Dog
17. The Turkey
18. The Cat

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
William Henry Davies.