western hemlocks

a night to remember ❦ roman godfrey

prompt: hey! i was wondering if you could do an imagine with roman where you’re the new girl in school and he’s trying to get you to sleep with him, but you keep turning him down and that just makes him more determined. then at a school dance he sees you standing all alone and he feels bad so he offers to be your date and you agree and you two have a wonderful time. then he brings you home and you invite him in and have rough, hard sex where he’s very dominant.

requested by: @darthnerd25

[a/n]: i made a few minor tweaks to the original request. 

warning(s): this imagine contains sexual themes and explicit language

word count: 1100

A quiet, quaint little town in Western Pennsylvania, Hemlock Grove seemed like maybe—just maybe— it wouldn’t be all that bad. But of course, nothing is ever as it seems—or perhaps you were just unlucky.

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Check out this peaceful scene at Table Rock Wilderness in Oregon for International Day of Forests. See old growth Douglas fir and western hemlock along four terrific trails as you hike up to the “fortress” of Table Rock. Breathe in the rich, forest air and remember the poem by Robert Frost, “The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep. And miles to go before I sleep. And miles to go before I sleep.” Photo by Bureau of Land Management, @mypubliclands.


T’əq’ədiʔac or kʷaləgʷac, in Lushootseed. (Or, tsuga heterophylla: the western Hemlock pine.) 

I love this tree. Specifically this one. It’s right outside my window. Finches, by the tens and twenties (of different species), come to perch and chatter and visit in this tree during the spring. The deep green of their branches and needles practically shimmers on a sunny day, and the way they hang and twist in the wind always makes me think of long, intricate braids ended with equally intricate beads. 

Landscape Language

Silva (n) – the forest trees of a region

Approximately 58% of Mount Rainier National Park is covered in forest. Silva, which in Latin means “forest”, can also refer to the trees that make up a region of the forest. At Mount Rainier, elevation plays a strong role in the types of trees found in the forest. Below 2,700 feet (800m) the silva is dominated by western hemlock, Douglas fir, and western red cedar. At mid-elevations the silva transitions to Pacific silver fir, Alaska yellow cedar, western white pine, and noble fir until approx. 6,000 ft (1800m). Higher than that you may see subalpine fir, or on the drier east side of the park the silva can include white bark pine. What region of forest – what silva – do you enjoy most?

NPS Photo of the forest near Longmire, 7/23/15. Description: Sunlight glints through a canopy of tall trees. ~kl

El Vocabulario de los Árboles

Yo guys I’m back with Brian’s Crappily Themed Vocab Lists™ and today’s theme is trees! Admittedly idk what half of these trees actually are but you never know when you’ll have to talk about a linden or a locust with some native spanish speakers amirite (please send me ideas I love making these)

All these words only relate to trees for the most part! (I.e. gum doesn’t refer to chewing gum, but only the gum tree)

Coniferous - conífero
Deciduous - caducifolio
The maple - el arce
The gum - la resina
The birch - el abedul
The beech - la haya
The poplar - el álamo
The elm - el olmo
The ash - el fresno
The holly - el acebo
The cypress - el ciprés
The hackberry - el celtis
The cottonwood - el álamo (de Virginia)
The oak - el roble
The sassafras - el sasafrás
The willow - el sauce
The locust - la robinia
The alder - el aliso
The buckeye - el castaño de Indias
The linden - el tilo
The basswood - el tilo
The myrtle - el mirto
The sycamore - el sicómoro
The juniper - el junípero
The pine - el pino
The spruce - la pícea
The fir - el abeto
The western hemlock - la tsuga occidental
The cedar - el cedro
The yew - el tejo
The larch - el alerce
The redwood - la secuoya
The alder - el aliso
The hickory - la pacana
The dogwood - el cornejo
The pear tree - el peral
The papaya tree - el papayo
The orange tree - el naranjo/el naranjero
The apple tree - el manzano
The chestnut tree - el castaño

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Here’s a sampling of what one would see while taking an evening stroll along the forest nature trail that starts from the Heart O’ the Hills campground in Olympic National Park. I was especially taken by the colors that the moss and lichens add to the trunks of old cedar trees. This is a fine example of temperate rainforest that consists primarily of western hemlock (tsuga heterophylla), western red cedar (thuja plicata), and pacific silver fir (abies amabilis). I have also included a photo of an iconic animal of the Pacific Northwest, the Pacific banana slug (ariomax columbianus).


Middle Fork by John Grade

The sculpture is made from salvaged cedar, milled and carved into hundreds of thousands of ¼″ pieces, constructed around a casting of a 140-year-old western hemlock tree.


I am a huge fan of upcycling, and I couldn’t resist buying this little baby shoe on a stand at a thrift store a while back. It had been covered in bronze-colored paint which had cracked and flaked badly, so I repainted it not only in bronze, but also splashes of copper, green and gold acrylics, and sealed the paint to keep it from chipping or cracking again. Around the shoe I placed three Western hemlock cones I gathered a while back from private land, and a bit of secondhand dried crafting moss that I had gotten from a thrift store, and above it a little metal stag charm. More of the moss went into the shoe itself, and in it I nestled a pair of Tillansdia, probably some species of Ionantha. Many hours and details went into getting this little planter just right, and I chose the plants from a highly respected shop here in Portland.

This little terrarium is incredibly easy to care for. No daily misting, as this could potentially cause mold to grow in the dried moss. Instead, all you have to do is soak the two Tillansdia in water for 2-3 hours every two weeks, and add a bit of organic plant fertilizer to the water during spring and fall. Let the plants air-dry on a towel, and then place them back in their mossy nests. 

This terrarium measures 6 ½" x 3 ¼" x 4" and will be shipped completely assembled in a medium-size flat rate priority box. Live plants may not be shipped outside of the U.S.

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anonymous asked:

Would you happen to have any words of advice for a young demon who just lost the only angel they ever loved?

The path forward will be hard and annoying. It is best, in my experience, served by working towards self improvement – be it huge (consider researching hidden meanings in art history so shocking they annoy the ever-living-hell out of art historians – but given your indisputable evidence, they have no choice but to grit their teeth and bitterly mumble “Yes. You are correct.”) or tiny (survey local undead and figure out who prefers Eastern Hemlock to Western)

Good luck to you.

Colorful vine maples adorn the basalt monolith of Oregon’s Table Rock Wilderness. A 3.3 mile long trail with a modest grade climbs through stately forest past tall basalt cliffs before topping out at drop-dead gorgeous viewpoints stretching from high Cascade Peaks to the Willamette Valley. Table Rock stands at 4,881 feet above sea level and has a rich forest of Douglas fir and western hemlock, with noble fir at higher elevations.

Follow along all day today as the Bureau of Land Management (mypubliclands) takes over Interior’s Instagram account, sharing the vast and rugged landscapes of the National Conservation Lands. The newest national system of public lands, the National Conservation Lands celebrate their 15th birthday this week. https://instagram.com/usinterior/