Bye, bye 2012 and welcome 2013!
So much has happened the last year; I've met wonderful people, found some amazing flowers and invertebrates! I even went to Russia!
I went with my now ex-boyfriend and his family, and we only went to Saint Petersburg.. No field trips what so ever!
I tell you, the trip was my first and last trip that doesn't focus entirely (or at least mostly) on field trips and/or botany!
But I have to say, St. Petersburg was wonderful!
As the year dwindle by in it's last moments, I can't help but;
feeling happy for the new year with it's new chances and opportunities, and for the year that has passed!
being sad for the things that ended, what if I could've lived in those moments forever?
wishing that some things could be undone, and remade..? XD
But that's life, ain't it?!
What have you guys done 2012?
What are you going to do 2013 and what are you hoping for?
I'm going to organize two youth camps, one for field botany and the other for field biology in general! Beside that I hope to lead lots of botany excursions!
I hope to be working all my spare time and I'm hopefully moving in with a couple of friends in a new, shared apartment!
I'm of course hoping to see some new wildflowers! This year I'm focusing on the late blooming family - Gentianaceae, in particular the genera Gentiana,
Gentianella and Centaurium! Most of them bloom in either late summer or autumn, and they are all very pretty!
Additionally, my hunt for Sweden's native orchids is still up and I've only 7 species left!
They are: Epipactis phyllanthes, Epipogium aphyllum,
Spiranthes spiralis, Gymnadenia runei, Dactylorhiza majalis, Microstylis monophyllos and last, and surely the least, Hammarbya paludosa!
It's been a long time since I last featured anyone, or anything, so here comes a feature!
Amazing wild orchids, wonderful wildflowers and some other cool stuff that shouldn't be missed! :d