L’Inhumation précipitée (1854)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_WiertzMusée Wiertz Museum

This would be called “Premature Burial" in English."
The macabre tone of this and some of Antoine Wiertz’ other works may be rooted in the era (which also produced Edgar Allan Poe).  
Back in the day it was not unheard of for people who were not quite dead to be buried.  In fact, it became such a concern that for a time caskets could be fitted with a mechanism that would allow any inhabitant to ring a bell that they might be freed.  
Once the practise of replacing the blood of the deceased with embalming fluid became common, this stopped being a concern. 

L’Inhumation précipitée (1854)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_Wiertz
Musée Wiertz Museum

This would be called “Premature Burial" in English."

The macabre tone of this and some of Antoine Wiertz’ other works may be rooted in the era (which also produced Edgar Allan Poe).  

Back in the day it was not unheard of for people who were not quite dead to be buried.  In fact, it became such a concern that for a time caskets could be fitted with a mechanism that would allow any inhabitant to ring a bell that they might be freed.  

Once the practise of replacing the blood of the deceased with embalming fluid became common, this stopped being a concern. 

weather vane
Here in Southern Ontario our weather patterns are so screwed up, even a weather vane this cool can’t tell us which way the wind is blowing. 
This original photograph by Laurel L. Russwurm is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.

weather vane

Here in Southern Ontario our weather patterns are so screwed up, even a weather vane this cool can’t tell us which way the wind is blowing. 


This original photograph by Laurel L. Russwurm is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.

Lincoln’s rooster
When I was a kid I used to love going up to my godparent’s farm in the summer.  Going up now as an adult (which I don’t do often enough) I see how strong an influence they were in my formative years.  
This is my godfather’s pet rooster; now that he’s retired, he has the luxury keeping a fancy rooster as a pet.  
(A big improvement on the yappy little dog who used to sit under the kitchen table and bite my toes.)
This original photograph by Laurel L. Russwurm is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.

Lincoln’s rooster

When I was a kid I used to love going up to my godparent’s farm in the summer.  Going up now as an adult (which I don’t do often enough) I see how strong an influence they were in my formative years.  

This is my godfather’s pet rooster; now that he’s retired, he has the luxury keeping a fancy rooster as a pet.  

(A big improvement on the yappy little dog who used to sit under the kitchen table and bite my toes.)


This original photograph by Laurel L. Russwurm is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.

rooster

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rooster


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brown eyed girl

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brown eyed girl


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The best dog in the world

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The best dog in the world


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the lure of the open road

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the lure of the open road


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pink

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pink


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relax

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relax


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Jake

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Jake


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