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
I have had a real fascination towards carnivorous plants for a long time now. We only have a measly three species of them here in Finland, and all of those are of the genus Drosera. I headed to one of my favorite swamps for some close ups of the little fellows. And yes, I am still in love with the macro lens.
A close up of the tips of two Drosera longifolia leaves
An other Drosera longifolia leaf
An above view of a Drosera rotundifolia leaf
A few Drosera longifolia flowers, not open, unfortunately, but that might have been too good to be true, considering the fact that they are only open for a short while on a random sunny day. Love the picture esthetically though C:
A dream quote for today: “It starts with a dream. Add faith and it becomes a belief. Add action and it becomes a part of life. Add perseverance and it becomes a goal in sight. Add patience and time and it ends with a dream come true.” ^^