Carnivorous Plants calendar
Carnivorous Plants

Sold two copies of this calendar tonight. I’m pretty happy about this because it’s one of my bigger Zazzle projects. I worked for a couple of weeks to get all the pictures taken and edited the way I wanted them. These are all pictures of carnivorous plants that I’ve grown myself. They’re a lot easier than you might think if you give them the right environment. I highly recommend Sarracenia Northwest for great plants, Texas Triffid Ranch for great information and The Pitcher Plant Project for gorgeous photography.

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And now for something not featuring fish!

Venus Fly Trap mug
Venus Fly Trap at The Octopus Gallery

I originally put this image up on a mousepad and a friend of mine left a comment saying “It’s a trap!” which I thought was the perfect caption. So now I have a mug (and other things) in her honor. I would also like to highly recommend her This Shit Just Got Real mug. Very nice!

In other news, The Octopus Gallery is now on Facebook. Like it if you like it!

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Path to the Sky

Path to the Sky print
Path to the Sky at The Octopus Gallery

I recently got married and my husband and I took our honeymoon in Nova Scotia. We had been there about four years ago and really were excited about going back. On place that we definitely needed to revisit was the Kejimkujik National Park of Canada Seaside Adjunct. It’s a beautiful, but little known park in Nova Scotia.

The coastal elements of the natural region are represented by the 22 square kilometre Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct, added to the park in 1988. Located about 25 kilometres southwest of Liverpool and 100 kilometres from the inland portion of the park, it is one of the least disturbed shoreline areas on the south coast of Nova Scotia. The Port Mouton peninsula features extensive brackish ponds and broad tidal flats, two spectacular white sandy beaches, salt lagoons, secluded coves and a nutrient productive salt marsh. Dense scrub alder and sheep laurel dominate the coastal tundra-like vegetation. The inland terrain is rugged – a wilderness of century-old spruce and fir, granite boulders and exposed bedrock carved by glaciation. On the barren uplands, boardwalks have been built over the marshy areas. The endangered piping plover, which nests on the beaches between late April and early August, is one of the many protected species that make up the wealth of birdlife. Waterfowl can be sighted in the lagoons, seaducks just offshore, and shorebirds on the tidal flats.

Great Canadian Parks / Nova Scotia

This picture is one of the boardwalks through the barrens on the trail that leads around the peninsula shore. Lots of gorgeous purple pitcher plants along the way and there are supposed to be tones of orchids that bloom in the summer.

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