Here are some adorable dogs holding flowers. Have a great day everyone
Very little can come close to the joy that I feel when I come across one of these beauties. Cypripedium acaule, sometimes referred to as the pink lady slipper orchid, is a stunningly gorgeous plant that is as complex as it is interesting. With a decent distribution in North America, it is probably the most commonly encountered lady slipper orchid for most people.
Cypripedium acaule loves acidic soil. The kinds of fungi it needs to germinate and survive do quite well in soils with a pH of 5 or lower. At pH’s higher than 5, it will often get swamped by microbes that cause it to rot. Because of this, C. acaule is most often encountered in pine forests. It is a plant of the understory, appreciating some shade.
Like all orchids, C. acaule cannot germinate and grow without a fungal symbiont. The seeds are nothing more than an embryo with a thin sheath of cells around it. Carried by the wind, they will only germinate if certain species of mycorrhizal fungi find the seed and provide it with the nutrients necessary to begin development. Once this happens, the orchid may spend years growing as a protocorm until enough energy has been gathered to produce leaves. At this point the C. acaule can give back to the fungi it owes its life to in the form of carbohydrates from photosynthesis…
I got bored so I started taking some pictures and I really like this one idk
Scout Willis, arguably one of the coolest chicks around, recently posted these photos on twitter after instagram deleted her account for breaking community guidelines even though men like Dan Bilzerian are totally free to objectify women’s bodies and don’t get any form of censorship whatsoever. Scout’s protest is more about the ability to post freely on istagram, its about fighting for the right for women to be able to have control over their bodies. Think about it, it’s 2014 and women are still shamed for breast feeding in public yet women are constantly objectified and sexualized in the media. #freethenipple
Withered flowers and lost children
Sowing a Garden, One Knit Flower At a Time
Providence-based artist Tatyana Yanishevsky’s sculptures of various plant species are botanically accurate in almost everything but their scale
by Megan GambinoFor her senior thesis in visual art at Brown University, Yanishevsky knit eight anatomically correct flowers. Today, she continues to straddle the arts and sciences, managing software development for an environmental consulting firm in Providence, Rhode Island, by day and knitting plant and human anatomy, and other natural forms, by night…(read more: Smithsonian Magazine)photos by Megan Jones
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