I will admit I initially was just going to post this picture and be like, "oh look at the bee on the pretty soap!" But then realized I couldn't because I cannot abide gross insincerity and 🐄💩 so I couldn't lie to all of you.
I have posted many photos of alive honey bees hard at work and enjoying life. This is not that. This bee is totally dead.
Full disclosure: After waiting for a live bee to alight on this bar and deciding ain't nobody got time for that, I plucked up one of the recently dead bees dropped by an undertaker, and thanked her for holding still for the shoot.
RIP bee 😘 (So, yes, a fresh carcass touched this soap and if you're not ok with that I won't send THIS bar to you. No animans were injured in this photo shoot because...she was already dead.) #crueltyfree
Fun fact: Bees are festidious house keepers. There's an entire troup of "Undertaker bees" in every hive tasked with the sole responsibility to collect the old grandma dead bees, and carry them one by one out the front door and drop them somewhere outside to decompose in peace or be a yummy snack for other insects, etc. #keepingitreal
This photo is from Chicago's sunny Sunday when the bees were out like crazy enjoying the sun and warmer temps. And cleaning the hive after weeks of being cooped up due to low temps. 🐝
This soap is our ever classic and wildly loved Honey Beeswax soap and will be ready to ship or pick up 3/15! Reserve yours via the online store today! #linkinbio
I love playing with you~ uwu
This is a gift for mah bby uwu
Im still BAD at drawing furries but im try :'3 dont hate pls
I draw this in Sketch- u cant shade on this app-
Pls dont hate at hope ya like it uwu #wildcraft#game#artgame#fanart#uwu#drawing#furry
~Regenerative wildcrafting is the art of respectfully harvesting medicinal plants from the wild while considering the integral and generational health of ecosystems~
With cottonwood buds swelling and readying themselves to unfurl and nettles popping their heads above the chilly ground, wildcrafting season has already begun here in the Pacific Northwest . After these initial harvests the coming months promise an ever-renewing bounty of medicinal and healing leaves, barks, flowers, berries, and roots.
In addition to the topics you'd expect from a wildcrafting class: •plant identification
•toxic plants to avoid
•principles of ethical and regenerative wildcrafting
•discussion of endangered, threatened, and sensitive species
•tips for processing, drying, and storing wildcrafted herbs
we will also spend time developing our practices of deep listening and careful observation so we can become more attuned to the flow of life system processes.
Quick loadout for an afternoon walkabout. Not really planning on doing anything except a bit of foraging and relaxing. (Hence the mesh bag and 🚬)
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Bloodroot - Sanguinaria canadensis
At this stage, there is just potential. A young bloodroot, just beginning to stretch open its leaf, shooting a flower bud into the sky to expand its beauty into the sunlight.
I’ve been try to catch the bloom of this plant for a year and a half now, and I finally managed to find it! (albeit, slightly early) I’d been going back to the same spot every weekend where they are reported to grow. By accident, after having given up for the day, @laramie_mckenna and I saw this tiny bud peaking out from the leafy forest floor.
I got my eyes all the way to the ground and realized that they were all around us! (I stepped much more carefully from then on!) It’s a really cool moment, to see a plant for the first time and capture its pattern, training your eye to see, then discovering that it’s been all around you all along.
Some of you may be wondering if I’m harvesting any for medicinal purposes. At this point, I am not. I don’t have a pressing need for its medicine (which is NOT for beginners) and I need to do more research on its population health and best harvesting practice.
Until then, I get to admire its beauty! What plants are *you* most excited for this Spring season?
Just kidding! Here’s for my Slime Mold Sunday! This is Wolf’s Milk Slime Mold (Lycogala epidendrum) which in my opinion really does look like natures Pepto or bubblegum! Always a fun specimen to find out in the forests.
My buddy @pharmercy’s reactions in the background sound are so funny! 🤣
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indigo and logwood backgrounds.
love the brightness.
I remember making cards with pressed flowers alongside my Grandma Marian. When she passed, I received one of her flower presses, and it makes me so happy to carry on this tradition.
I'm finding it so important to remember the people in which we came from. In these modern times, where most people spend their days staring at screens, it's more important than ever to learn about our ancestors. They were likely so much more interesting than we are today.