may valley

A German officer buying a bouquet featuring lily of the valley (muguet) in Paris, France on 1 May 1941, the day when the French greet each other with a small bouquet of lily of the valley, a flower that is considered a lucky charm.

3 Years with the Pentax 6x7

Over the last few years I’ve shared a few of my gear “setup” shots on Instagram and Twitter. Most of these iPhone shots were snapped as I was waiting for a variety of things from the right light to clouds, wind and sometimes even flocks of birds to fly past my frame. I thought it would be interesting to put a few of these snapshots next to the final photographs that I had made at each of these locations. You can check them out below!

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Lily of the Valley

(Convallaria majalis) Poisonous.

Folk Names: Convallaria, Jacob’s Ladder, Ladder to Heaven, Lily Constancy, Male Lily, May Lily, Our Lady’s Tears.
Gender: Masculine.
Planet: Mercury.
Element: Air.
Deities: Apollo, Aesculapius.
Powers: Mental Powers, Happiness.

Magical Uses: Use to improve the memory and mind. When placed in a room, these flowers cheer the heart and lift the spirits of those present.

(from Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham)

Positivity tag.

Been having a rough week so I decided that I wanted to spread some positivity and do a ‘virtual hug’ post like I have done in the past. I’ve seen some of my followers and mutuals are having tough times too so maybe this will make some people smile. I decided to tag some people whether they needed this or not just because I think they’re pretty awesome. Feel free to continue this and tag other people. I tag @bread–zeppelin @princessofawkwardland @habitsandbicycles @giraffe-in-combat-boots @midwivesofpoplar @blogger221b @the-one-with-a-blog @heythisisausername @thecheekynerdgirl @failed2be-chill @ohmyjesusjake @thefishcalledtony @holtzybert @iamem94 @fadingtale and my real life friends @geneticmutation and @sophiet-03 (also anyone else who needs this.) Sometimes you just need someone to tell you that everything is going to be okay. So this is me saying it to you, everything is going to be okay in the end. It may take time and there may be peaks and valleys but there are better days to come. You are precious and loved and utterly unique. Remember that.

Originally posted by tana-the-dreamchaser

Society, as we have constituted it, will have no place for me, has none to offer; but Nature, whose sweet rains fall on unjust and just alike, will have clefts in the rocks where I may hide, and secret valleys in whose silence I may weep undisturbed. She will hang the night with stars so that I may walk abroad in the darkness without stumbling, and send the wind over my footprints so that none may track me to my hurt: she will cleanse me in great waters, and with bitter herbs make me whole.
—  Oscar Wilde, from ‘De Profundis’

Maru is so cute!! I wish I didnt keep giving her stuff she hates.. shes the only single char i have no hearts with ;_; Am I gonna draw all the Stardew Valley girls?? Maybe