Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was born in 1921 on the Greek island of Corfu, he was the longest-serving royal consort in British history. Image: Edward Lear, “Corfu from Ascension,” ca. 1860, Yale Center for British Art (via @YaleBritishArt)

I was just reminded of this photo I took of some tulips at my old place about three years ago. #formefromme

Albrecht Dürer made this famous print of a ‘fast, lively and cunning’ rhino without ever seeing one. A rhinoceros arrived in Portugal in 1515, and Dürer produced this print from a description.

The Renaissance artist died #otd in 1528

(via @britishmuseum)

Meet the Malabar giant squirrel from India. It’s just as spectacular as it looks. Rather than bury its nuts, it hides them in the treetops. (📷 VinodBhattu, via @qikipedia)

“Still Life of Lilies”, c. 1940, by Lilias Torrance Newton (Agnes Etherington Art Centre). A founding member of the Beaver Hall Group, she gained recognition by travelling across the country and painting portraits of Canada’s elite. (via @Canadian_art)

Easter (n.) 

Old English Easterdæg, from Proto-Germanic *austron-, “dawn” and a goddess of fertility, spring, and perhaps sunrise, whose feast was celebrated at the spring equinox, from *aust- “east, toward the sunrise,” from PIE root *aus- “to shine,” especially of the dawn.

(via @philologio)