Icelandic Horses by Gígja Einarsdottir
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow, and I am in them, and that is eternity.Edvard Munch (via aesthesos)
Forget me not
My favorite thing about Forget-Me-Nots is that they change color depending on the acidity of the soil so you can get pink or purple ones growing right next to the blue ones.
These are my favourite flowers.
Forget-me-nots also change colour after they become pollinated. It’s a sign to the insects to keep moving, and not to waste time there.
So a blue forget-me-not, once it’s been pollinated, may change to a pale pink to a white colour; which is another reason for such stark colour variations in small areas.
The more you know!
Deep in the Catacombs of the Capuchin Monks in Sicily, inside a tiny glass casket lies the body of little Rosalia Lombardo. When she died in 1920 of pneumonia her father, General Lombardo, was devastated. He sought the services of Italian Embalmer Alfredo Salafia to preserve her. Using a mixture of chemicals including formalin, to kill bacteria, zinc salts to petrify the body and its organs, alcohol, salicylic acid and glycerin. The end result was nothing short of extraordinary. The body was so well preserved she came known as "Sleeping Beauty."
Rosalia Lombardo as she appeared in 1995. She died in 1920
Arctic Circle Map
Remember, you are dust and to dust you will return.
oni okame yasumasa (netsuke)