One of our favourite artists posted this the other day, and it was just so encouraging..."Remember the freedom of wildflowers and the ease in which they grow. They're fully dependent on the creator, and so are we. Whatever is true, whatever is praiseworthy- think about these things- and leave the cycle of burdensome worry and striving."
Day 21. Species: Linum marginale, Native Flax⠀
Natural fibres are significantly less prevalent in our culture at present, but before the advent of synthetics, plants and animals were the sole source of fibres. Linen, a fabric that derives both its fibres and its name from the genus Linum, has been used by our species for at least 4,000 years. The species pictured is closely related to the plants that would have been first used by our ancient ancestors in their looms. Linum species that are used for textile production are harvested for ‘bast fibres’. These are strong but flexible fibres that support the phloem, the cell network that distributes the energy produced by photosynthesis in the leaves to the rest of the plant’s tissues. Remember that when you lay down on your sheets next time!
One of my favorite things about the range in the early summer is the vibrant Castilleja (Indian paintbrush) growing up underneath sagebrush canopy. Small environmental variations across the landscape cause the little flowers to manifest a highly diverse color palette, ranging from brilliant oranges to vibrant coral pinks.
As a little girl, I would pick many of the abundant blooms and try to keep them intact in my saddle bags while riding all day. Unfortunately, once plucked from their roots, their vibrance rapidly diminishes as they shrivel in the heat. Now, I like to leave them growing proud in harshness of the desert environment, flourishing in spite of the inhospitable surroundings. -Melanie #wildflowers #wildplaces #bloomwhereyoureplanted #conservationranching #idahorangelands
Happiness blooms from within 🌷
We spend so much time being busy and not enough taking time to smell the flowers 🐝💐 I’m learning to take more time for myself and what makes me happy. Here’s just a few things that always make me smile 👇🏼
📝 making lists
🐶 puppy kisses
🕯 scented candles
💌 handwritten notes
🌏 exploring new places
🍪 baking cookies
🧦 warm sweaters and fuzzy socks
📸 taking photos
😴 going to bed early
🙏🏼 random acts of kindness
🌊 listening to the sound of the ocean
What are some things that make you happy? ✨
The bride with her best accessory.💐 Beautiful and kind, she was surrounded by the sweetest bridesmaids.❤️ And the detail on that dress 😍.
More winter colors and textures. 🌾🌞
Saw these feisty yellow gorse flowers braving the cold at the start of my walk today. Cheery buggers.
🌱 It’s hard for me to let go of some of my paintings but also... I don’t wanna be a hoarder. Roughly 15 in x 10 in. Shipped for $45.
Bees for you, bees for me
‘You belong in a field of wildflowers’ 🌷🌿
Bunches of fluffy ‘pussy tails’ are now available at FLOWERS BY TEGAN | $20 bunch or $35 with @zakkiahomewares
bottle vase 🍂
It’s a flower pickin’ kind of Sunday. ☀️