fens

The Dreadwolf tried his best

to resist the temptation of love;

but in the end

he broke both of their hearts.


[Someones tattoo actually inspired me to draw this (it was a dog trying to eat the sun and another one trying to eat the moon)]
I immediately thought of Solas who had tried his best to resist the inquisitor but of course he fell in love with her anyways ;because that’s how it is with love; and in the end, no matter how often he warned her and tried to stop himself, he left her heartbroken. Just like he broke his own heart.

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Western Marsh Orchid (Dactylorhiza majalis)

I can tell my plant identification skills are getting slightly better, because I took one look at these flowers covering an open area in the nearby wetland, and thought “that’s an orchid!” I couldn’t tell you why, exactly, I knew (I’m not a botanist, after all): I didn’t count sepals and categorise the leaf arrangement. Rather, it was the gestalt image of the plant that was so morphologically familiar.

A look in one of my books on Danish flora revealed it to be the a rather common temperate-zone species, locally-called Majgøgeurt. Growing in nitrogen-poor habitats like fens and marshes, these orchids are vulnerable to agricultural runoff.

This species hybridises within and without it’s genus, so my classification of the species is more of an approximation than a certainty.

As with many orchids, they require a symbiotic relationship with a root fungus, called mycorrhiza, to grow and germinate. 

Though still common as far as wild orchids go, they are protected, as they are part of a threatened habitat, and a good indicator species.