Windows of the world 🌸🌵🌻🌴🌺... The Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh is home to ten landscaped environments via glasshouses. These glasshouses house 2,360 plants representing only 1% of all known flowering plants, cycads and fern species. The cool thing about the natural world is that botanists continue to discover more new species every year.
• #1 . Bromeliads (Bromeliaceae). Relatives of the pineapple retain moisture in tanks formed by the basis of their thick, pointed leaves. Many rainforest creatures, including tadpoles, insect larvae and fresh-water crabs live in these tanks. Their waste products and the litter falling into the tanks help to nourish the plants.
• #2 . Nerve plant (fittonia). In a cluster they make such an incredible pattern. Getting ideas for my future house.
• #3 . Guzmania hybrids.
• #4 . Water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes).
• #5 . The bucket orchid. The Orchid family (Orchidaceae) accounts for 10% of all the world's flowering plants (about 22,500 species). Many orchids replicate a bee to confuse the insect to come 'mate' with the flower😂. Many orchids are shaped like a bucket to trap insects and can reward the insect with fragrant waxes used by particular bees but many also trap insects with no reward, just to trick them in order to have their flowers pollinated. #sneakyprettybuggers
• #6 . Giant Water Lillies (Victoria species).
In A Men's World.
Nowadays women can be whoever and whatever they want. In a world still dominated by men, we have fought our way into being heard and seen and equal rights (equal not equal).
Nevertheless, we are still expected to keep up the female role as per old standards: at home and in the office, household and raising children. So yes, we can be whoever and whatever we want to be, but only if we can take it on in ADDITION...
... we can have the career of our dreams and be heard in a room full of men, discussing the latest economy developments but don’t we dare showing our feminism – and I am not speaking about our appearance or dress-code, this on one hand must be nice to look at, smart, but not too nice or even sexy. Don’t we dare attracting too much attention to our femininity and sending wrong signals to the male colleagues around us, distracting, and daring them to get too close!
Link is in my Bio ☺️💙
|| San Gimignano, Italy 2016 ||
San Gimignano is an Italian hill town in Tuscany, southwest of Florence. Encircled by 13th-century walls, its old town centers on Piazza della Cisterna, a triangular square lined with medieval houses. It has a skyline of medieval towers, including the stone Torre Grossa. The Duomo di San Gimignano is a 12th-century church with frescoes by Ghirlandaio in its Santa Fina Chapel. .