William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77) Insect wings, as seen in a solar microscope

Tot species, tantosque ortus variosque novatus
una dies aperit, conficit ipsa dies.

So many lovely things, so rare, so young,
A day begat them, and a day will end.

    Decimus Magnus Ausonius (c. 310 – c. 395)
    “De Rosis Nascentibus”
translation from “Mediaeval Latin Lyrics” by Helen Jane Waddell (31 May 1889 – 5 March 1965)


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  1. One of your marvelous juxtapositions – thanks. x

    Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 05:38:26 +0000 To:

  2. Such elusive beauty we enjoy but in a moment.

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