Ann Arbor, Michigan-based artist Susan McLeary creates exquisite pieces of one-of-a-kind living jewelry using small succulent plants mounted on bronze bases. Each piece can be worn for 3-4 weeks, after which the plants may be gently removed from their bases and planted in a pot or garden.
Visit the PassionflowerToWear Etsy shop to view more of McLeary’s beautiful botanical jewelry.
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grantaire reading jehan’s favourite poems to him over the phone on nights when jehan finds it hard to sleep because he wasn’t sleeping anyway
grantaire visiting fantine’s grave with cosette every year because even though his family sucked he knows the opposite was true for her
grantaire cancelling plans so he can watch over gavroche because eponine needs a night off more than she knows, and the kid isn’t that bad anyway.
grantaire getting a winning scratch card and slipping it in bossuet’s bag because the guy deserves some good luck, come on
grantaire dressing up as jean valjean and helping marius figure out how he’s going to survive through dinner with the man without breaking something because as much as he teases marius about it, he knows how much cosette means to him
grantaire convincing feuilly to move in him, because he doesn’t always remember to pay his bills or wash the dishes, and it has nothing to do with the fact that the split rent would mean feuilly might actually manage to get some rest between his shifts at work, nothing to do with that at all
grantaire sparring with bahorel even though he’s tired down to his bones and still has bruises from the last time they sparred, because he’s the only one that’ll spar with bahorel and everybody needs to let off some steam once in a while
grantaire asking joly to come with him while he picks up his prescription for his anti-depressants, because he knows that joly forgets about his coughs and colds just for a little while when he has the chance to help others
grantaire taking combeferre to a butterfly garden and finding a bench that he declares is ‘too comfortable to get up from’, that just so happens to be where the moths are, because combeferre was starting to get that furrow between his eyebrows again.
grantaire spending nights at courfeyac’s house pressed up against him watching awful action movie after awful action movie, because he knows that sex and intimacy are two very different things, and sometimes courf needs the latter more.
grantaire letting himself into enjolras’ apartment and restocking his fridge while he cleans the place up, because enjolras has that big debate tomorrow that he’s been stressing about for weeks and he knows how much the blond likes coming home to a clean and tidy apartment
grantaire grinning when he sees a smile on his friends’ faces because he put it there
grantaire taking care of his friends without expecting a thing in return
A Dozen Pre-Stonewall Novels by Lesbian Authors with Lesbian Characters or Content
- Barnes, Djuna. Ladies Almanack. (1928)
- Barnes, Djuna. Nightwood. (1937)
- Colette. Claudine at School. (1903; first published in U.S. in 1930)
- Hall, Radclyffe. The Well of Loneliness. (1928)
- Hull, Helen R. Labyrinth. (1922)
- Morgan, Claire (Patricia Highsmith). The Price of Salt. (1950)
- Renault, Mary. The Friendly Young Ladies. (1944; published in the U.S. as The Middle Mist)
- Rule, Jane. Desert of the Heart. (1964)
- Sinclair, Jo. Wasteland. (1946)
- Vivien, Renee. A Woman Appeared to Me. (1904)
- Willhelm, Gale. We Too Are Drifting. (1935)
- Willhelm, Gale. Torchlight to Valhalla. (1938)
A page from the Lesbian Almanac, 1996, compiled by the National Museum & Archive of Lesbian and Gay History in New York.
I’ve linked each title to the Amazon page, if you want more information