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Goldfinches are one of the most symbolic of European birds. From the Renaissance they have been used to represent salvation,freedom and wealth. In the 19th century English story, Courtship & Marriage of Cock Robin and Jenny Wren the goldfinch is portrayed as rich. ”Who gives this maid away? I do, says the goldfinch, and her fortune I will pay”. World Mythology, Ancient Mythology, Raphael Paintings, Christian Traditions, Renaissance Paintings, Madonna And Child, Goldfinch, Japanese Prints, Animals Images
Goldfinches - Card
Goldfinches are one of the most symbolic of European birds. From the Renaissance they have been used to represent salvation,freedom and wealth. In the 19th century English story, Courtship & Marriage of Cock Robin and Jenny Wren the goldfinch is portrayed as rich. ”Who gives this maid away? I do, says the goldfinch, and her fortune I will pay”.
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The DM Collection
Early christian religion portrays the squirrel as stoical. An early manuscript features an image of a squirrel using its tail for shelter in a rainstorm. The inscription reads, “I shall endure and expect once again more favorable things however bad it is now, it won’t be bad forever. Watercolor Illustration, Watercolor Paintings, Watercolours, Squirrel Print, Christian Religions, British Wildlife, Early Christian, Arts And Crafts Movement
Turquoise Squirrel - Card
Early christian religion portrays the squirrel as stoical. An early manuscript features an image of a squirrel using its tail for shelter in a rainstorm. The inscription reads, “I shall endure and expect once again more favorable things however bad it is now, it won’t be bad forever.
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The DM Collection
One of their most famous inhabitants or Mauritius flew there - albeit thousands of years ago - and they liked it so much they stayed for good!   Now, if we think Mauritius is a paradise, then the famous flying visitor I talk of must have thought it was truly Nirvana.  Their favourite food, fruits and nuts, were freely available on the ground, and with no predators on the islands there was no more need for wings. You guessed it. The Dodo. Flightless Bird, Dodo, Mauritius, Card Art, Folk Art
Dodo - Card
One of their most famous inhabitants or Mauritius flew there - albeit thousands of years ago - and they liked it so much they stayed for good! Now, if we think Mauritius is a paradise, then the famous flying visitor I talk of must have thought it was truly Nirvana. Their favourite food, fruits and nuts, were freely available on the ground, and with no predators on the islands there was no more need for wings. You guessed it. The Dodo.
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The DM Collection
Originally used as a measure for rodent control on ships - a practice adopted by all trading nations over time - it is believed that cats arrived in Europe by boat from Ancient Phoenicia (maritime trading cultures on the African coast of the Mediterranean). They set their paws down on European soil in c.900 BC. Cat Greeting Cards, Cat Cards, Illustration Art Nouveau, Cat Watercolour, Watercolor Sketch, Watercolor Animals, Surreal
Animal Greetings Cards | Prints | coasters at The DM Collection
Originally used as a measure for rodent control on ships - a practice adopted by all trading nations over time - it is believed that cats arrived in Europe by boat from Ancient Phoenicia (maritime trading cultures on the African coast of the Mediterranean). They set their paws down on European soil in c.900 BC.
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The DM Collection
How did the robin acquire its red breast? In Christian tradition, it is thought that a robin tried to remove the crown of thorns from Jesus’ head during the Crucifixion; drops of Christ’s blood stained his breast forever. In another myth, the robin’s breast was scorched fetching water for souls in Purgatory. Bird Illustration, Watercolour, Fleurs Art Nouveau, Collective Nouns, Guache
Two Robins - Card
How did the robin acquire its red breast? In Christian tradition, it is thought that a robin tried to remove the crown of thorns from Jesus’ head during the Crucifixion; drops of Christ’s blood stained his breast forever. In another myth, the robin’s breast was scorched fetching water for souls in Purgatory.
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The DM Collection
Doggy paddle was the first swimming stroke used by ancient humans, believed to have been learned by observing animals swim. Prehistoric cave paintings in Egypt show figures doing what appears to be the doggy paddle. Zentangle, Dog Swimming, Ancient Humans, Ancient Greek, Dog Greeting Cards
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Doggy paddle was the first swimming stroke used by ancient humans, believed to have been learned by observing animals swim. Prehistoric cave paintings in Egypt show figures doing what appears to be the doggy paddle.
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The Butterfly Effect is a concept that small causes can have large effects.  Edward Lorenz coined the term and gave the example of a butterfly flapping its wings in South Africa   and causing a hurricane in New York several weeks later. Butterfly Effect, Butterfly Cards, Butterfly Print, Butterfly Tattoos, Butterfly Drawing, Butterfly Painting, Butterfly Wallpaper, Butterfly Wings, Illustration Papillon
Butterfly - Card
The Butterfly Effect is a concept that small causes can have large effects. Edward Lorenz coined the term and gave the example of a butterfly flapping its wings in South Africa and causing a hurricane in New York several weeks later.
So it’s official, humans love penguins, but throughout man’s history most of the human world was completely unaware of the penguins existence: they are after all, restricted to the Southern Hemisphere, and also inhabit some of the most remote and trying regions on the planet. This means that despite the birds comic nature and humanlike upright appearance, they’ve been mostly left out of our folklore and mythology. Penguin Drawing, Penguin Art, Penguin Love, Japanese Art, Character Sketches
Penguin - Card
So it’s official, humans love penguins, but throughout man’s history most of the human world was completely unaware of the penguins existence: they are after all, restricted to the Southern Hemisphere, and also inhabit some of the most remote and trying regions on the planet. This means that despite the birds comic nature and humanlike upright appearance, they’ve been mostly left out of our folklore and mythology.
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The DM Collection
The name for lovebirds is well deserved. Mating for life, they’re level of monogamy puts us flakey humans to shame, and if for any reason they’re separated they can become very visibly distressed. Lovebirds also feed one another, groom one another, and even sing to one another. English Art, Bird Cards, Bird Design
The Real Lovebirds
The name for lovebirds is well deserved. Mating for life, they’re level of monogamy puts us flakey humans to shame, and if for any reason they’re separated they can become very visibly distressed. Lovebirds also feed one another, groom one another, and even sing to one another.
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The DM Collection
In Aesop’s fable, ‘The Hare, the Hound and the Goatherd’, a dog gives chase to a hare, but upon failing to catch him the goatherd laughs at him. The dog, once he has his breath back, tells the goatherd, “I was merely running for my dinner but he was running for his life”. Hare Watercolour, Photo Animaliere, Rabbit Art, Year Of The Rabbit, Flora And Fauna
Hare with Flowers - Card
In Aesop’s fable, ‘The Hare, the Hound and the Goatherd’, a dog gives chase to a hare, but upon failing to catch him the goatherd laughs at him. The dog, once he has his breath back, tells the goatherd, “I was merely running for my dinner but he was running for his life”.
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The DM Collection
Two Robins - Card
Two Robins - Card
Two Robins - Card
Dodo - Card
Dodo - Card
Dodo - Card
Sloth - Card Animals Wild, Largest Bird Of Prey, Motifs Animal, Greek Myths
Sloth - Card
Sloth - Card
If i had a pair of gold and blue pantaloons I think I would where them breakfast on the verandah over looking the Andes! South American, Inca
Alpaca - Card
If i had a pair of gold and blue pantaloons I think I would where them breakfast on the verandah over looking the Andes!
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The DM Collection
Thrushes dispose of their old legs every ten years!.... and then grow new ones! Thrushes have aquired some peculiar superstitions across the ages. They apparently are also deaf! Four And Twenty Blackbirds, Flor Magnolia, Song Thrush, Jolie Photo
Animal Greetings Cards | Prints | coasters at The DM Collection
Thrushes dispose of their old legs every ten years!.... and then grow new ones! Thrushes have aquired some peculiar superstitions across the ages. They apparently are also deaf!
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The DM Collection