Moira@moira.willow

▪️Ukrainian currently living in London
🌿Nature & houseplants
🏛️Museums #мойраімузеї
🚂 Travels
📗 Ukrainian ethnography - see more in @ua.ethno.mw

Enormous ferns in Princess Diana Conservatory at @kewgardens 🌿

In my home country, Ukraine, there was a legend that once in a year, on St. John’s Eve, ferns can bloom. The one who will find a fern flower, will get various superpowers, e.g. ability to understand animals, to foretell future or to know where treasures are hidden. But the problem is, this magic flower is guarded by demons who will try to scare you 😈
This belief is common for many Slavic and Baltic countries and probably has been preserved from pre-Christian times, as St. John’s Eve (June 23) is very close to #Midsummer.

#fern #ferns #ferncurls #fernleaves #fernery #conservatory #glasshouse #garden #kew #kewgardens #botanicalgardens #botanicalphotography #plants #plantstagram #ethnography #nature #plantphotography #green #princessdianaconservatory #summer


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On the sunrise of the day of Summer Solstice, the Sun rises above the Heel Stone (on the front) - and respectively, on the sunset of Winter Solstice, it goes down behind it.

We visited #Stonehenge this Sunday, but today it is super crowdy as thousands of people celebrate #Midsummer 🌞
В это воскресенье у нас была возможность фотографировать #Стоунхендж почти без людей. А вот сегодня на этом месте собрались толпы, чтобы отметить #ЛетнееСолнцестояние и увидеть, как солнце встаёт из-за Пяточного Камня (на фото спереди слева). Больше фото загружу в сториз ⬆️ #summer #june #litha #traveluk #wiltshire #salisbury #travelphotography #travels #uk #england #outdoors #landmark #neolithic #prehistoric #stone #englishheritage #englishnature #summersolstice


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I absolutely love this London tradition to decorate boats with plants! 🌱
Кроме Темзы, в Лондоне есть доки и каналы. А в них стоят закрытые лодки (или как это называется?), и почти на каждой стоят растения в горшках! Не могу их не фотографировать, проходя мимо 😀

#london #londonlove #londonwalks #londoncanals #regentscanal #boat #boats #river #londonboats #plants #plantstagram #plantsarelove #indoorplants #outdoorplants #city #cityscape #urbanphotography #londonphotography #summer #june #summerinlondon


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When it’s summer and your Instagram becomes #flowergram 🤗
Lavender time at #GreenwichPark 💜 And I’ve got a pot of blooming lavender at home too (some other specimen - it appears there are several kinds of lavender, e.g. English, French, Portuguese and Spanish). #summer #june #summerinlondon #londonparks #parksoflondon #london #londonlove #greenwich #park #garden #englishgarden #lavender #levendula #flowers #herbs #green #nature #naturelover #plants #plantstagram #lavendertime #earthlaughsinflowers


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🌿Chelsea Physic Garden - one of the oldest botanical gardens in the UK🌿
@chelsea_physic_garden was founded in 1673 for growing and studying medicinal herbs; later it was a learning place for botanists and now it’s an important historical place open to the public. There are various sections: plants for medicines; plants for different purposes like fabrics, food or cosmetics; plants from various parts of the world; plants from different plant families; glasshouses working from 1902 (and the first glasshouses appeared here in the 17th century!), two lovely ponds and a fernery I’ll show you next week. Absolutely lovely place to visit in summer and to learn more about plants which are far more than just beautiful green things around! 💚
P. S. There will be lots of photos in stories 😉

#chelsea #london #wheretogoinlondon #chelseaphysicgarden #garden #physicgarden #apothecarygarden #medicineplants #glasshouse #botanicalgarden #londonlove #plants #green #plantstagram #plantlover #nature #herbs #trees #botanical #botanicalphotography #summer #june #summerinlondon


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💜Heathergems: украшения из вереска💜 • One of best known souvenirs from Scotland are #heathergems - jewelry made from dried and painted heather stems 🌿 They come in silver or pewter, and have lots of traditional Celtic designs. In Edinburgh heathergems are sold in many places; their website (heathergems.com) provides shops addresses (and they also deliver worldwide 🌍). The last photo are the earrings we bought as my birthday present - btw they’re very lightweight as dried heather doesn’t weigh much. • Много лет мечтала о #heathergems - украшениях из прессованных и окрашенных стеблей вереска (кто-то может помнить, я ещё в ЖЖ о них писала году в эдак 2010-11). И вот наконец-то добралась до Шотландии и купила серёжки (последнее фото) 😀 Кстати, в Эдинбурге вообще много красивого кельтскоузорного серебра, и конечно знаменитые кладдахские кольца, так что если вы по кельтским украшениям - вам срочно нужно сюда на шоппинг 🛒
#edinburgh #scotland #jewelry #silver #celtic #celticjewelry #celticpattern #celticornament #scottish #scottishjewelry #heather #heatherjewelry #travels #travelphotography


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#EdinburghCastle is the top visited paid tourist attraction of Scotland. Although it stands on quite impressive 130m Castle Rock, it was sieged ⚔️ so many times some historians call it the most attacked place in the world. So it is really a wonder it survived, although little from medieval times has left, ruined by canons (most of what we see was built later). #castle #castlesanddreams #scotland #castlesofscotland #scottishcastle #scottish #traveluk #travelscotland #travelphotography #edinburgh #castlerock


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Leaving #Edinburgh today 🚂, but more photos will be coming soon. Will miss this beautiful city so much💙💙💙 #scotland #travelscotland #traveluk #leith #leithriver #leithriverwalk #summer #june #travels #travelphotography #city #cityscape #river #architecture


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