Monotropa uniflora, often known as “Ghost Flower” or “Indian Pipe”, a flowering plant which behaves like a mushroom. It lives only in shadowy forest under-stories, taking it’s nutrients parasitically from the mycelium of mushrooms which are in turn feeding off of trees; it therefore requires a very specific set of circumstances to grow, and is often associated with Beech trees.
Because of it’s parasitic nature, it has no need to photosynthesize, and lacks any chlorophyll at all, giving it this ghostly, colorless look.
A true pioneer that founded evolution theory. Passionate to solidify and prove her theory, she travels from Galapagos to Madagascar. Lately, she has fallen love with a new species that she discovered, lemur monkeys.
Some things I’ve been wanting to capture for a while. Mostly the cicada that my sister Crystal sent me a while back for my birthday. I had been asking for nothing more than a discarded shell. She went out to garden or clean the porch one day and found this guy completely in tact. I was beside myself when I opened up that tiny jewelry box to find him. The tiny Bast figure she found at Faire for me, too. Then there is that beautiful deck from The Wild Unknown that I’ve been drooling over for many years that I picked up in California. Andrew saw me swooning over it snuck it all the way through Barnes and Noble without me seeing and got it. My selenite stack, my tigers eye, the Horse hair my mother clipped from our old Mares mane for me and the Rose Quartz pendulum she bought me on her last trip to Colorado. I love everything about this picture.
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