Beautiful Things I Love
the most uplifting sign you will ever read
Lathyrus sativus var. azureus Why is this beautiful pea so rare in the trade? Just the prettiest shade of sky blue (not lavender!) flowers are borne numerously on a bushy-type vine reaching 2-3’ tall. Native to India, it grows easily in heat as well as along the coast. Picks up where your Sweet peas left off.
CREATIVITY IS A VERY DELICATE FLOWER... represented here by A PEONY. by Magda indigo, via 500px
0.67ct Cushion Peach sapphire in 14k rose gold diamond ring engagement ring. $900.00, via Etsy.
Coastline rimmed by "firefly squid." "The breeding season of the firefly squid runs from March to May. During this time, a massive gathering of this squid can be seen in Toyama Bay in Japan. They gather here by the millions, even billions, to lay their eggs. The adult squid begin to die once the eggs have been released into the water and fertilized." ("... the photophores in these marine animals are actually very similar to those found in fireflies.)
The glowing firefly squid of Toyama, Japan... A chemical reaction makes them glow... One of the most beautiful examples of evolutionary adaptation can be seen in this picture taken in the Maldives. The biological light, or bioluminescence, in the waves is the product of marine microbes called phytoplankton. Phytoplankton have adapted to the darkness of the ocean by utilising chemicals known as luciferins to ‘glow’. The light is produced by a series of oxidation reactions set off by a catalyst