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jaxxbfox:

Check it out!

My Lemon Basil seeds germinated (top photo). I am always amazed at how zealous Basil is to grow. Same thing happened last year with my cinnamon basil… it took no time to germinate and grew like crazy!

The middle photo is of the Bell Pepper I grew last year AND overwintered inside. I cut it back severely last month and re-potted it. It’s leafing out again and so far seems to be doing well. I need to get some water-soluble calcium to make sure it doesn’t get deficient until I can get it planted outside though.

Last picture is of my Kale. I’ve had it since last spring and it’s been growing indoors all of last summer, and all winter. There’s actually two little plants, but one is bigger than the other. I can’t wait to see how big they’ll get when they’re planted outside this year. Maybe I’ll let it go to seed and collect ‘em. It’s definitely a tough little plant.

I still can’t believe both the kale and pepper were just little starts in a little plastic cell pack, tossed next to the sidewalk and half-dead when I found them. I mean, look at ‘em now! lol

That kale looks beautiful!

sinobug:

Tessaratomid Giant Shield Bug Nymph (Tessaratomidae)


by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese true bugs and hoppers on my Flickr site HERE…..

sinobug:

Tessaratomid Giant Shield Bug Nymph (Tessaratomidae)

Tessaratomid Giant Shield Bug Nymph (Tessaratomidae)

by Sinobug (itchydogimages) on Flickr.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China

See more Chinese true bugs and hoppers on my Flickr site HERE…..

creatureoofcommonplace:

age old tree
rorschachx:

Mirror Pond - Banff National Park, Canada | by Grace Gockel

rorschachx:

Mirror Pond - Banff National Park, Canada | by Grace Gockel

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yogabuckyeah:

♥ Spirituality/Meditation Blog ♥ http://yogabuckyeah.tumblr.com/

yogabuckyeah:

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artandsciencejournal:

Edward Burtynsky’s Latest Photographs, Water.

A sampling of photographer Edward Burtynsky’s latest works from the series Water (2007-2013). Burtynsky is perhaps best known for his award winning documentary Manufactured Landscapes, and his photographs of the oil industry, from its extraction, to its use and its subsequent disposal and waste. His beautiful, large-scale photographic prints provide the viewer with obvious visual pleasure, but they confront us with a moral dilemma regarding the exploitation of our finite natural resources.

An exhibition of Water opens at Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Burtynsky’s home gallery in Toronto on September 5th and runs through October 12th. The exhibition will travel to London’s Flowers Gallery next as it begins its world tour. As with all of Burtynsky’s series, the exhibition of prints is accompanied by a large, high quality coffee table book published by Steidl.

The creation of this series, spanning 6 years, was captured by the visionary director Jennifer Baichwal (of Manufactured Landscapes fame) in the documentary Watermark, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. It is sure to be a breathtaking piece of film.

- Rob Echlin

woodendreams:

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