~daddy's girl and tomboy finding her feminine side and loving it
~mostly just random picture reblogs and the occasional picture from my old collection. Very rarely there will be things that are a little more personal. I realised that my blog does a better or rather more in depth job of describing me than I can so I will just let it speak for itself
This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.
The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.
As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.
if you don’t think this is fucking rad then get out of my face
TERRARIUMS. fucking. one of my obsessions, terrariums are some of the coolest things.
moon flower blooms
I really like moon flowers. yare unique because they bloom at night. They are beautiful. They are also pretty poisonous. Guess I am a sucker for things in nature that are pretty and life threatening at the same time
Datura Stramonium plant, which has many different common names. My favorite is Moon Flower, named because it blooms at night. The flower smells as beautiful as it looks!
This plant also has a long history of medicinal uses, as well as being used as a toxic poison. It is also called Jimsonweed, because of a little-known historical event when a farmer used it to poison some soldiers outside of Jamestown (James = Jim, so Jamestown = Jimson).
Other common names: Mad Apple, Stinkwort, Thorn Apple, Devil’s Trumpet
Photos taken 8/31/12, at David Weld Sanctuary in Nissequogue.
Cloud spiral in the sky. An Iridescent (Rainbow) Cloud in Himalaya. The phenomenon was observed early am 18 Oct 2009
(Source: wasbella102, via shipwreck-shark)
Did you know that you can convert old wine and liquor bottles into self watering planters for a little window garden? Be careful when cutting glass, score one single circle around the bottle, then alternate between hot and cold water on the upper portion until it literally pops right off. Always wear eye protection as glass is unpredictable and tends to shatter, sometimes even if you do everything properly. Don’t forget to sand the edges down when you’re done so you won’t have to worry about future accidents.
Please note that those are strings hanging down from the dirt, they function as wicks to keep the moisture level in the dirt in the optimal range. As the soil and the top of the strings dry out, more water gets sucked up through the string just like in the xylem of the plants themselves.
“It is as beautiful as it is rare. A frost flower is created on autumn or early winter mornings when ice in extremely thin layers is pushed out from the stems of plants or occasionally wood. This extrusion creates wonderful patterns which curl and fold into gorgeous frozen petioles giving this phenomenon both its name and its appearance.”
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