Serpentine Honey

by angeliska on March 11, 2010

(Photograph by Muhammed Muheisen)
A street performer uses a snake in his act on a road near Islamabad, Pakistan.

I do not know the provenance of this photo, unfortunately. I tried using TinEye,
to no avail. Anyhow, it makes me inordinately happy to see such a tiny snake
(and his giant friend, the berry.) Sometimes we see these guys in the garden.

Mysterious snake appears in painting of Queen Elizabeth I
Thank you for bringing this to my attention, Mlle. Verhext!

The Little Horn Speakers: I require these. No, but really. $1850, though! Hurts.

Child-headed whiplash-tail Blengins, courtesy of Mr. Darger.
Go peer at my tumblr mosaic viewer!
It’s an ingenious Japanese site I discovered through the equally ingenious
Journey Round My Skull. Kind of solves the problem I have with tumblr
regarding organization and searchability. You can click on any image
and jump to it (or re-blog it, if you’re looking at someone else’s mosaic.)
I can play with it endlessly! Thank you to whoever created this tiny wonder.
More delicious tidbits to peruse:
✶ Go check out the art of Nicomi Nix Turner and her store, Specimen Jar why don’t you?
Many thanks to Miss Anya (Clever Nettle) for dazzling me
with Tim Walker’s gorgeous Lady Gray spread from this month’s
Vogue Italia
. It it very happy-making indeed.
Edward Gorey collection at the Ransom Center Field trip, anyone? I don’t take advantage of this place enough.
It is a repository for some truly mind-blowing collections. Must to go!
✶ A wonderful International Women’s Day collage from boywhocameback
✶ The Math Behind Geometric Hallucinations – Uncoiling the spiral: Maths and hallucinations
Style Icon: Cayce Pollard from William Gibson’s “Pattern Recognition”
from NOGOODFORME.COM, which is my latest happy discovery.
From the very excellent piece, by Kat Asharya:
“Reading Pattern Recognition is a great experience on many levels.
While it divided some of the Gibson faithful who missed the futuristic setting
and the cyberpunk attitude of his other novels (oh, fanboys!), it’s also one of
the few novels I’ve read that really got into the heart on how technology and
the Internet really shape people’s emotional lives and experience, not to mention
grappled intelligently with a post-9/11 landscape. (It’s also awesome when a dude
in a kind of dudecentric genre like sci-fi writes really incredible female characters
that are defined by their abilities, intellect and emotional lives rather than by their
plot convenience and exploited sexuality. William Gibson, you effin’ rock.”

Hear, hear! This makes me hungry to re-read the book!
Related posts:
Snakes + Leather
Flotsam and Jetsam

(Photo by David Sledge)


This is the second time I have read about that TinEye thing in the space of ten minutes – what an excellent idea! I hate not knowing the source of an image, this is most helpful.
Your mosaic is very lovely! I tried it for myself, and it froze up my machine trying to load it all, heh heh.
That nogoodforme link is AWESOME, will be checking back in there quite often!

by mlle ghoul on March 12, 2010 at 7:22 am. Reply #

lovie the tiny snakey.
maybe after next week’s craziness we could take a trip to the ransom center. i too, never take advantage of it, and would love to change that. AND specially for edward gorey.

by J.a.g. on March 12, 2010 at 11:43 am. Reply #


by poutfits on March 13, 2010 at 8:57 am. Reply #

Aww, thanks for the Women’s Day linkage!
I don’t know why, but the berry makes me scared. Maybe it’s just because the snake is so small that it makes the berry look like some 50ft tall twisted fertility cult memorabilia (there’s nothing wrong with fertility cults, though.. I guess?) Uh, oh

by Veterok. on March 13, 2010 at 12:06 pm. Reply #

Thank you~
Lovely photo collections.

by Nix on March 13, 2010 at 1:17 pm. Reply #

Interesting. It ties into what I’ve been studying which is some far out stuff but if you’re interested check out David Icke videos on youtube sometime mostly part 2/3 and 3/3 of Beyond The Cutting Edge where he relates the serpent image to several different ideas and also….kundalini yoga. “uncoiling”
neat post, thank you!!

by Tiff on March 17, 2010 at 10:00 am. Reply #

Mosaic tumblr = amazing. Also, working at the Ransom center has made me realize what an invaluable resource we have here. I try not to drool every time I go in.. The “Making Movies” exhibit that’s up right now is fantastic, but nothing has taken my breath away quite like this bad boy:
They have a pair of them, but I’ve only seen this one. Wow.

by Darby Rose on March 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm. Reply #

Nix is a doll !
This first pic is obsessing me ! These shades of blue-ish black and charcoal … Stunning ! Also, his eyes ! Mesmerising !
And this wee snake & massive blacberry are the perfect combo ! One simply has to be careful when it’s snack-time !
Woot !
x x x

by Mathyld / encore petite on March 20, 2010 at 1:07 pm. Reply #

I am not 100% on that actually being the snake you are thinking of, but I am sure that you are thinking of a ringneck snake.

by anon a mouse on March 21, 2010 at 6:58 pm. Reply #

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