gardening group


The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, located near Victoria on Vancouver Island. The gardens receive close to a million visitors each year. The gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada due to their international renown. (Source)

“Pfft, her soul wasn’t even in the lantern to begin with.”

“Wait, really? Haha, what a loser.”


Group: BTS


Requested: Anonymous said: More Namjoon pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Summary: you find out your childhood crush is looking after your parent’s garden as you housesit.

Genre: fluff

Length: 1k

A/N: aha I needed this request ive been missing by baby. aslo not sure if i should continue this idea…

Originally posted by jenorise

The drive to your parents’ house was peaceful, as you left your busy city and got to the suburbs. The houses became larger, more spaced out and the faces became friendlier. Although you loved the city, where you university was, there was always room for the suburbs in your heart.

With one hand you turned the radio up, singing along to the summer tunes as the wind caught your hair whipping it away from your face, a wide grin made the long journey begin to shorten.

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“It’s one of our greatest human flaws: arrogance. We look up and dare to assume we know, when the universe is unknowable.”

— Hysan Dax

Romina Russell, Zodiac (@rominagarber)


My cacti & succulents collection 

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you might remember I moved to Scotland from northern Italy almost three years ago, and left a top floor flat with a large terrace and excellent sun exposure for a first floor flat with only 3 windows suitable for most plant growing. As you can imagine, I spent the first year quite upset about being suddenly so limited by space and weather and unable to grow much, or at least feeling that way. 

Then I decided I was going to at least try, and slowly started introducing plants, (mostly through propagation of material I would collect over trips) changing spots periodically to learn more about the limits of my own place throughout the year. I don’t only grow cacti and succulents, but they ended up taking most of the space on my windowsills, currently 44 pots of different sizes, which I had never seen all grouped up like this before!

So this is a bit of an odd post for my blog now, but I wanted to show that regardless of where you live or what you are used to, if you try with plants you will probably succeed and learn something new. 

In my case, the general observation I’ve been able to make is that Scotland seems to put a spell on the plants that manage to survive here. During the long summer days, growing under light often filtered by clouds, all my plants gorge on water and get as green as they could. There’s virtually no risk of sunburn, and the greener the more efficient, so I rarely get to see any of the beautiful colour variations caused by high light exposure, only to a lesser extent in winter as the cold approaches. They are also often at risk of becoming etiolated, or elongated due to lack of light, so I need to constantly check the new growth and adjust their position. Maybe I’ll buy a light for them later on this year.   

A Dutch study asked two groups to complete a stressful task. Afterwards, one group gardened for 30 minutes, while the other group read indoors. Not only did the gardening group report better moods than the reading group, they also had measurably lower cortisol levels. Cortisol, “the stress hormone”, may influence more than just mood: chronically elevated cortisol levels have been linked to everything from immune function to obesity to memory and learning problems and heart disease.

newest BBS AU ideas

because this is what I think about between cutscenes

  • AU where after Neverland Terra ignores Xehanort’s call and intercepts Ven on his way to confront Eraqus
  • AU where Aqua makes it to the LoD before Terra and Eraqus fight
  • AU where Lea insists that Ven tag along with him and Isa
  • AU where Terra actually finds Vanitas prior to the Graveyard
  • AU where Terra and Aqua end up facing each other in the Olympus Games
  • AU where Terra and Ven end up facing each other in the Olympus Games
  • AU where Ven and Aqua end up facing each other in the Olympus Games
  • AU where Aqua comes to Destiny Islands first and passes the Keyblade to Sora
  • AU where Ven is the one to rescue bitty Kairi and they pick flowers together afterward idk it’s cute so shut up
  • AU where Ven also gains the ability to create Unversed after the split but they only appear when he has extremely negative emotions and he can’t control them
  • AU where the Unversed can’t hurt Ven because he’s technically Vanitas and that confuses them
  • AU where Vanitas leaves Xehanort to work for Maleficent
  • AU where Vanitas only creates one type of Unversed and that’s the big fat guys with valves on their backs and the trio’s life is pure suffering along with the player’s
  • AU where Ven catches up to Terra in Radiant Garden and helps him fight Braig
  • AU where the whole trio gets arrested in Deep Space
  • AU where Ven goes back to LoD before Vanitas can stop him
  • AU where Eraqus survives and shows up at the Graveyard to wreck everything and take back his children
  • AU where Mickey also finds Terranort in the Lanes and takes the whole trio back to Yen Sid
  • AU where Aqua leaves Ven’s body with Yen Sid
  • AU where Snow White asks Ven to stay for the dwarfs’ party and the two of them dance together and it’s cute too so shut up
  • AU where Cinderella teaches Aqua how to ballroom dance. no wait this doesn’t have to be an AU it could just be tacked onto the end of Aqua’s Castle of Dreams story I MIGHT DO THIS ONE
  • AU where Terra and Cinderella share a dance before she hooks up with the Prince
  • AU where Even adopts Ven into the Radiant Garden group because all the smol orphans
  • AU where Ven’s and Terra’s ages are swapped
  • AU where Ven and Vanitas have a Luke/Asch connection and they’re able to communicate telepathically and Vanitas can assume control of Ven’s body for short periods of time
  • AU where everything is the same but Ven shakes off the Unversed and suckerpunches Vanitas in the face during his cocky victory spiel

“Do you know why I could always stay the same in front of you?
That’s because every time you moved, I moved together with you.”


Now is time for the girls ~

Info(in order): 

Gem: Opal

Where lives: Earth

Pronouns: She/Her

Nickname: P.

Age: 6,200 years.

Height: 1,70

Personality: Sympathetic, friendly, extroverted. In the group, Opal is the gem that makes friendships faster

Hobbies: Write music, play violin.

Power/weapon: Knife; Healing powers.

Likes: Lisen to music, look at the clouds, fusions.

Dislikes: Storms, cry.

Fun fact: Opal was abandoned on Earth in the middle of a storm, that’s why she doesn’t like when it rains too strong.

Gem: Titanite

Where lives: Earth

Pronouns: She/Her

Nickname: Titan, Titanic

Age: 7,600 years.

Height: 2m

Personality: Silly, friendly. Titanite in the most sensible and strong gem of the group.

Hobbies: Gardening, teach.

Power/weapon: Shield; Float.

Likes: Meditate, cook, flowers.

Dislikes: Fights, technology.

Fun fact: Titan loves cook, even if Gems don’t need to eat. The others love her food.


Gem: Yellow Topaz

Where lives: Earth

Pronouns: She/Her

Nickname: Topaz

Age: 7,000 years.

Height: 1,73

Personality: Calm, friendly, gentle, cozy. In the group, Topaz is the gem that everyone treats like a mother.

Hobbies: Meditate, sing.

Power/weapon: Sword; Electrokinesis

Likes: Look at the ocean, silence.

Dislikes: Remember things from the past, messy places.

Fun fact: Topaz is the counselor of the group. When the others need help, she’s there for them.