Flora Im Winterkleide, 1908, Flecten lichen.
Sacred Datura, Datura wrightii (Solanaceae), is a common weedy plant in the SW and the first flower I fell in love when I arrived here almost a decade ago.
Photo © Guillaume Herbaut
“In the Ukraine, a country where females are victims of sexual trafficking and gender oppression, a new tribe of empowered women is emerging. Calling themselves the “Asgarda”, the women seek complete autonomy from men. Residing in the Carpathian Mountains, the tribe is comprised of 150 women of varying ages, primarily students, led by 30 year-old Katerina Tarnouska…”
The Slavs In Their Original Homeland
Woodsman by Alexander Uglanov
Calystegia sepium, Hedge Bindweed, is a twining plant. It always twines counter-clockwise and its leaves are arrow-shaped. It is a member of the Convulvulace family, which also includes morning glory.
Tufted saxifrage! This little tundra perennial grows in rocky, mountainous areas of the arctic and can be found as far south as northern Alaska, Scandinavia, and Siberia. Several stems grow 5-10 cm tall from each plant and can sprout up to 2 flowers from each. The leaves are very small, rigid, and hairy. Most flowers are white, but in smaller plants the petals can frequently have a yellowish tinge.
sketch of Jaroslava