~Old Book Illustration

From: Selecta fungorum carpologia ea
documenta et icones potissimum exhibens

Author: Geney-Gros.; Imperiali Typographeo.;
Tulasne, Charles,; Tulasne,
Louis ReneVolume: v. 3 (1861)


~Music Time

Because of you
The tears dead in my eyes
They freeze until I'm blind
The eyes a gift from you

Because of you
The scratches on my face
Will never be erased
By someone else's warmth

Because of you
The winter feeds my heart
While summer blows and burns
My disappearing youth
My love is gone
Never feel again

Because of love
I feel nothing
Because of you
I'll never feel again
The agony of pain
Will never bruise or start

Because of you
Our passion tends to lead
With all my lover's fate
With pieces from my heart

My love is done
Never feel again
Because of love
I feel nothing


biggist fungi

Did you ever see a bigger fungi?





~Mushroom manifesto


We are cacophonous,
A symphony.

We’ll bring you high,
from our low. Watch the

We are a riot,
A speciality.



~Old book illustrations

Edmund Michael

trumpet of death (Craterellus cornucopioides)
Albin Schmalfuss, from Führer für Pilzfreunde
(The mushroom lover’s guidebook)
vol. 1,
by Edmund Michael, Zwickau, 1901.

Edmund Michael Hawk’s Wing (hydnum imbricatum)
Albin Schmalfuss, from Führer für Pilzfreunde\
(The mushroom lover’s guidebook) vol. 1,
by Edmund Michael, Zwickau, 1901.
Edmund Michael Boletus edulis var. bulbosus.
Albin Schmalfuss, from Führer für Pilzfreunde
(The mushroom lover’s guidebook)
vol. 1,
by Edmund Michael, Zwickau, 1901.


fairy path

Thanks to all my new friends
for following me down this fairy path.


~Time for Music

Wonderful Comments on this song
from perpernr2 on youtube

This song makes me want to strip naked,
burst out of my room window, free fall 21 floors,
land in the snow, make a snow angel, shiver from
the cold, get hypothermia, DIE!, go the pearly gate,
say whats up to Saint Peter, do our secret hand shake,
look in the directory for Siddhartha (Buddha), find Him,
have Him reincarnate me into a frog, meet a princess,
 kiss her, turn into a prince, order my subjects to
bring me a computer, and listen to this song again!


~Rabbits hole!

through the


glass and

straight down

the rabbit hole..

- The rabbit has a diet of grass and leafy shrubs,
the rabbit is a herbivore.

- Rabbits are always being chased after, they also don’t
attack any other animals. Rabbits are prey,

- Rabbits live in underground burrows (rabbit holes)
and they live in large groups.

- Burrows are areas of slightly raised land
which the rabbit burrows into and carves
out a home in the dirt.

- Rabbits have very powerful hind legs which
assist them with digging homes as well
as quick escapes from predators.


Would the fall NEVER come to an end!
`I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?'
she said aloud. `I must be getting somewhere near
the centre of the earth. Let me see: that would be
four thousand miles down, I think
(for, you see, Alice had learnt several things of this
sort in her lessons in the schoolroom, and though this
was not a VERY good opportunity for showing
off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her,
still it was good practice to say it over)
`--yes, that's about the right distance--but then I
wonder what Latitude or Longitude I've got to?
(Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either,
but thought they were nice grand words to say.)

Presently she began again.
`I wonder if I shall fall right THROUGH the earth!
How funny it'll seem to come out among the people
that walk with their heads downward!
The Antipathies, I think--'
(she was rather glad there
WAS no one listening, this time, as it didn't sound
at all the right word) `--but I shall have to ask them what
the name of the country is, you know.
Please, Ma'am, is this New Zealand or Australia?'
(and she tried to curtsey as she spoke--fancy CURTSEYING
as you're falling through the air! Do you think you could
manage it?) `And what an ignorant little girl she'll
think me for asking! No, it'll never do to ask:
perhaps I shall see it written up somewhere.'

alice-rabbithole Illustrator unknown to me!


~ Great Maytham Hall

Even eentje uit de oude doos!

Great Maytham Hall

Great Mayham Hall, vlakbij Rolvenden in Kent,
(England) De tuinen waren een grote inspiratiebron
voor het boek van Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)
De Geheime tuin!

Great Maytham Hall
, near Rolvenden, Kent,
England, is a Grade II* listed country house.
The gardens are famous for providing the inspiration
for The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

  Great Maytham Hall      
The original name of the Manor here was
Great Maytham. In 1721 James Monypenny built
a house here which he called Maytham Hall.
This was completed by his son Robert Monypenny
in 1760 but was largely burned down in 1893.
This house consisted of a main block of 2 storeys
and basement and 2 pavilions containing the laundry
and stables. These eighteenth century wings largely
survive, but the main building was rebuilt two storeys
higher by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1909-12 for the
Right Honourable H. J. Tennant, a prominent
Liberal Member of Parliament, who reverted to the
use of the original name, Great Maytham.

Great Maytham Hall

De orginele naam is Great Maytham.
In 1721 heeft James Monypenny dit huis gebouwd en
heeft het Maytham Hall genaamd.
Het huis werd afgebouwd door zijn zoon
Robert Monypenny in 1760
maar het brandde voor een groot deel af in 1893.

Great Maytham Hall Garden

The house and grounds fell into decline after
World War II. In 1965 Great Maytham Hall was purchased
and restored by the Mutual Households Association,
later the Country Houses Association,
a charity dedicated to saving and preserving historic
stately homes. The house was converted into fifteen
flats, with residents sharing the reception rooms,
entrance hall and drawing room; its first residents
then set about restoring the gardens and grounds.
In December 2003 the Country Houses Association
announced that it was closing down its residential
business and selling the eight Grade I and II listed
buildings it owned.

Secret GardenGreat Maytham Hall Garden

The walled garden of Great Maytham Hall provided
the inspiration for one of the most famous of all
books for children, The Secret Garden.
Its author, Frances Hodgson Burnett, 
lived at Great Maytham Hall from 1898 to 1907,
where she found the old walled garden dating
from 1721 sadly overgrown and neglected.

Aided by a robin, Burnett discovered the door hidden
amongst the ivy, and began the restoration of the
garden, which she planted with hundreds of roses.
She set up a table and chair in the gazebo, and dressed
always in a white dress and large hat, she wrote
a number of books in the peace and tranquility
of her scented secret garden.

Frances Hodgson Burnett, Schrijfster van
het boek”de Geheime Tuin”
woonde op Maytham Hall
van 1898 tot 1907, waar ze een oude ommuurde
tuin vond dating van 1721 helaas begroeid en verwaarloosd.
Geholpen door een roodborstje, ontdekte Burnett de
verborgen deur tussen de klimop, en begon de
restauratie van de
tuin, die ze beplante met honderden rozen.
Ze zetten een tafel en stoel in de gazebo, en
altijd gekleed in een witte jurk en een grote hoed,
schreef ze een aantal boeken in de rust
haar geurende geheime tuin.

Great Maytham Hall Garden

When Lutyens rebuilt Great Maytham Hall he
retained the old walled garden as an adjunct to
the grand new brick house in the manner of
Sir Christopher Wren, but landscaped the
terraced lawns and surrounding parkland in his
signature style, in partnership with Gertrude Jekyll,
who planted his design. The gardens and grounds
were well cared for by the Tennants until the
outbreak of the Second World War, when the house
was requisitioned by the army.
As part of the "Dig for Victory" campaign,
Frances Hodgson Burnett's beautiful roses were
replaced with cabbages and leeks, and the manicured
lawns were patriotically planted with potatoes and
carrots. A jettisoned German bomb in the middle of
the former lawn did not help to improve matters,
and after the war the house stood empty for
many years, and the gardens were left to decline.


A few pictures from the movie (1994)
Een paar foto’s uit de film (1994)


Have a Nice Sunny week!
and stay away from hungry turtles…