All posts tagged plants

Getting in the spirit of the mire

Published August 19, 2015 by Dreamreflector

Just before my internship concerning plant communities in the peatland was due to start, I decided I wanted to get myself in swamp mode by visiting a nearby mire. I wanted to remind myself of the beauty of peatlands, and the best way for me to observe beauty, is through my camera lens. Here are some of my favs from the day.


This beautiful sundew plant, Drosera rotundifolia, is one of my favorites, and grows commonly in many types of peatlands throughout Finland.


Andromeda polifolia, a low shrub which also turned out to be very common in the two swamp areas where I did my internship, has delicate but beautiful flowers. It’s commonness in the peatlands of Finland may be represented by its Finnish name “Suokukka”, which literally means mire flower. 


The last shot is more overall picture, that showcases IMO beautifully the texture of the plants from the peat level. There are several species in the picture, but I do not feel the need to name them, since this is not meant to be a picture for plant identification, but rather an esthetic and abstract representation of a spot in the sun.

A dream quote for a new start: “Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again.” – KT Witten


Plants are the plan

Published August 6, 2013 by Dreamreflector

I took a tour of Helsinki’s botanical gardens last week C: It was beond amazing! Of course my interest and possible future career based on them may have made the experience a tad more incredible for me, but I still recommend it to anyone tarrying in Helsinki.

I tryed to take a lot of pictures and here are a few. A couple of interesting close-ups of different kinds of plants C:

Enjoy! ^^





The bamboo is pretty amazing! C: And I really love these abstract textures on the plants ^^

A dream quote for today: “Follow your dreams and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” : 3

The luring lupins

Published June 28, 2012 by Dreamreflector

There is an abandoned gravel pit near our house. I went through it as a part of a walk and found it was completely overtaken by lupins. They were every where, thousands and thousands in every direction and several color variations. I had to go back with a camera to take some pictures of them. Here are the results C:

A dream quote for today: “You have had a dream for so many years. Let today be the day you make a plan for it. Just think about how much more likely you are to hit your target when you finally aim at it.”

Ps. I got a letter yesterday stating that I have been accepted to the University of Eastern Finland to study biology. I am psyched! An other dream come true ^^