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Painting my houseplants - Echeveria shaviana. This amazing plant and pot were a gift from thesill. I’ve been slowly working on this painting for a month now, just waiting for the flowers to open all the way - which has taken much longer than expected. The flower stalk is stunning and and beautifully architectural.  

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Thanks to the support of everyone who has bought their very own In Defense of Plants sticker, we have been able to donate $100 to the Native North American Orchid Conservation Center! This donation means that orchids such as the Calypso (Calypso bulbosa) and the rams-head lady’s slipper (Cypripedium arietinum) are receiving the conservation attention they deserve. What is good for orchids is good for the environment. Thank you again to all who bought a sticker. There are still more for sale and this is only Round 1 of donations so make sure to stop by the In Defense of Plants Shop and pick up a few for yourself and your loved ones :)

http://www.indefenseofplants.com/shop

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‘mourning ritual’ botanical perfume oil by lvnea

LOVE lvnea’s descriptions of their botanical, earthy bath and body products — this earthy roller-ball perfume’s says, ‘mysterious incense notes are surrounded with luminous roses and dark balsamic resins.’ makes me want to try it out … well, the description AND the rad product photography.

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“Para ver vida en un rostro. Siempre… para ver vida en un rostro y entenderlo por lo que es… y al final entenderlo y amarlo por lo que es y luego dejarlo ir. Siempre los años entre nosotros, siempre los años, siempre el amor, siempre… las horas.”

Virginia Woolf, Las Horas