mymodernmet:

Japanese artist Azuma Makoto recently ventured to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to launch a 50-year-old pine bonsai and a colorful floral arrangement into space. The mission, titled Exobotanica, aimed to explore the transformation of the plants into exobiota (extraterrestrial life) in outer space.

I feel so bad for that poor bonsai. 


I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.
Joshua Graham (via sunshine-and-liberty)

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groundcovers:

Dolphin and Putti Fountain, Buscot Park Gardens, Oxfordshire, UK:This photo shows part of the ‘Alhambra – like’ water feature designed by Harold Peto for this garden. It was initially laid out in 1904 with a central canal linking the house to an 18th century lake. This feature has a distinct Italianate feel – not surprising as Peto was a respected landscape architect who specialised in Italianate garden design. The photo shows the bronze ‘dolphin and putti’ in the foreground.

groundcovers:

Dolphin and Putti Fountain, Buscot Park Gardens, Oxfordshire, UK:This photo shows part of the ‘Alhambra – like’ water feature designed by Harold Peto for this garden. It was initially laid out in 1904 with a central canal linking the house to an 18th century lake. This feature has a distinct Italianate feel – not surprising as Peto was a respected landscape architect who specialised in Italianate garden design. The photo shows the bronze ‘dolphin and putti’ in the foreground.

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For you, a thousand times over.
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner 

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Pompeii (Sonic Session)
Bastille

hotdamnsmith:

excuse me why are we not talking about this

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pookamachine:

Here’s a better shot of more of the arm. Love working on this one! #pookamachine #ochoplacas http://ift.tt/1jLyAe5

pookamachine:

Here’s a better shot of more of the arm. Love working on this one! #pookamachine #ochoplacas http://ift.tt/1jLyAe5


Playing around with my camera at Mike Roess Gold Head State Park this morning. 


ruthbancroftgarden:

I love the way Agave horrida looks when it is a little water-stressed, since the leaves pull together and the wonderful teeth are on full display. This species comes from south of Mexico City in the state of Morelos.
-Brian

ruthbancroftgarden:

I love the way Agave horrida looks when it is a little water-stressed, since the leaves pull together and the wonderful teeth are on full display. This species comes from south of Mexico City in the state of Morelos.

-Brian


ruthbancroftgarden:

Echinopsis angelesiae (aka Trichocereus angelesiae) is one of the clumping cylindrical-stemmed types which start out growing erectly, but then sprawl to the side as the stems elongate. Like other Trichocereus-type  Echinopsis, they have large white flowers which open at night. What a nice thing to greet you in the morning! Native to Salta province in Argentina.
-Brian

ruthbancroftgarden:

Echinopsis angelesiae (aka Trichocereus angelesiae) is one of the clumping cylindrical-stemmed types which start out growing erectly, but then sprawl to the side as the stems elongate. Like other Trichocereus-type  Echinopsis, they have large white flowers which open at night. What a nice thing to greet you in the morning! Native to Salta province in Argentina.

-Brian