Escobaria abdita 

This beautiful cactus is a species that was just described in 2011 under the name of Escobaria abdita (Cactaceae). The species occurs in the Mexican state of Coahuila, and differs from similar and related species substantially by its crest-like arrangement of chalk-white, short, finger-like spines, which are four-layered in cross-section, and by rather small whitish flowers with light pink stripes on the tepals. Its fruits soon dry up into a parchment-like structure. 

The habitat ecology is very special, as plants grow in temporarily flooded depressions, immersed in the loamy soil practically throughout the year.

According to the authors of the species, its name corresponds to the Latin word “abdita, abditus" which means hidden, secret, referring to life literally hidden in this species.

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Photo credit: ©jeffs bulbesetpots | Locality: not indicated (2014)

anonymous asked:

Amy and Liam having sex had nothing to do with hurting Karma.

I’m not sure about that. They were hurting so they lashed out. It’s kind of like the temp insanity plea.

In that moment they were not thinking. They were reacting. They wanted to stop their pain and also hurt her.

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Shouyou breathed hard, his nose and mouth filling with the loamy scent of soil. The grass beneath him was bumpy, but it felt like nature’s finest mattress as he lay on it, feeling the sweat begin to dry on his body, turning his skin into one big itch. Next to him Kageyama sounded just as out of breath as he was, though he’d collapsed onto his back instead of his front.

Shouyou turned his head to look at him, found him looking back. Kageyama’s white team headband was askew, half on and half off. He must have dislodged it wiping his forehead.

"I won," Shouyou said. 

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Plant of the Day

Thursday 26 February 2015

Among the many exciting plants seen on a tour of Provender Nurseries, Kent, UK, the students spotted the remarkable Edgeworthia chrysantha (paperbush). A small deciduous shrub rarely growing above 1.5 m with very flexible bendy shoots. The end of the shoots bear inflorescences composed of small, lightly fragrant and seemingly luminous yellow flowers which open from hairy buds in late winter and early spring. These plants increase in width by suckering and need a sheltered location in sun or light shade on well-drained, humus-rich loamy soil. In the past this plant was used in the manufacture of high-quality paper for Japanese banknotes.

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Earth meditation

You find yourself standing at the base of a giant Sequoia; looking up at a canopy of leaves and network of branches that stretches far into the sky. You can feel the palpable energy of this space and smell the loamy earth, ripe with life. You lean gently against the massive base of the tree and immediately feel the energetic connection between yourself and this grand giant. You can also feel and sense the many sights and years of change this tree has taken in. The connection of sinewy roots interweaving and dipping deep into the belly of the great mother; Gaia. Stand in this way for some time. Drink in the connection and energy pulsing through you and the tree. This is earth. This is your home. And you are steward of it’s care.

Crash at Timmendorfer, Germany, February 1961.

There were pictures of a 100’ disk that had crashed in Timmendorfer, Germany, near the Baltic Sea in 1961. The British Army, according to the report, got there first and put up a perimeter. The craft had landed in very soft, loamy soil near the Russian border and so hadn’t destructed, but one-third of it was buried. The U.S. and the Russians, who also quickly showed up, had both tracked it. Inside, there were 12 small bodies, all dead. And ranged in size from 3’ to 4’ tall. All were compliant with the short grey traditional imagery, immense eyes, large heads, thin bodies. There were pictures of the bodies, being laid out and then put on stretchers and loaded into jeeps, and autopsy photos too. Some of the little grays appeared to not be a reproductive capable species.

The autopsy guys concluded, according to the report, that it looked as if they had been cut out of a cookie cutter, clones with no alimentary tract. They did not ingest or process food as we know it, nor did it appear that they had any system for elimination. The craft itself was cut up like a pie into 6 pieces, put on lowboys and hauled off. Scuttlebutt was that it was given to the Americans and flown to Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Ohio.

É amor.. olha eu aqui, lhe escrevendo. Não consegui ficar muito tempo chateada com você, já era de se imaginar, porque não vivo sem falar com você. Bom o que passou, passou. Vim pra dizer que eu te amo, e posso ser boba, chata, ciumenta, ignorante, cabeça dura, mas não vivo sem você, e você não vive sem mim haha, pois bem, é isso aí.
—  Emile.

fuck this typing and texting and posting shit. i miss the simplest days when we ran our asses into the dirt and tried to be devoured by the queen mother of the grubs. i miss the simple times when we would chop off our own fingers in order to vegetate our open appendages underground and grow new selves, new versions sprouting out of the black and loamy grains to continue actions as they have been