galeria Abigail Rorer Mimpish Squinnies 2007
The herbarium at the Natural History Museum in London contains nearly six million plant specimens, many of which are centuries old. Take a look at Nick Knight’s photos of some of the most visually alluring samples: http://nyr.kr/1woDLCZ
All photographs by Nick Knight/Schirmer/Mosel.
Google image cat.
And by that I mean this is a cat I found on Google, I’m not suggesting you Google anything…
Hippy van :p unter We Heart It.
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Last time we visited the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders we drank in the majesty of one of the oldest, tallest trees in the world. Today we’d like to direct your attention to the forest floor. Photographer Steve Axford lives in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, Australia and spends his time seeking out and photographing rare plants, animals, fungi, and sometimes even people. Axford has traveled to remote locations in order to document - sometimes for the very first time - some of the world’s strangest and most diverse mushrooms and other fungi. His stunning photos capture their incredibly varied and alien forms as well as their astonishing beauty.
This card will grow into an Australian shrub known as a ‘bottlebrush’. These free seed-infused, biodegradable cards are the RSPCA’s new initiative to encourage native plants and wildlife in suburbia. Fantastic idea don’t you think?
Things I will be starting soon….
Named my Etsy shop after one of my favourite things. Lorikeets and bees know whats up ;)
Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s most famous for are the striking and vivid blue walls of many of the buildings in its “old town” sector, or medina.
The maze-like medina sector, like those of most of the other towns in the area, features white-washed buildings with a fusion of Spanish and Moorish architecture. The brilliantly blue walls, however, seem to be unique to Chefchaouen. They are said to have been introduced to the town by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered blue to symbolize the sky and heaven. The color caught on, and now many also believe that the blue walls serve to repel mosquitoes as well (mosquitoes dislike clear and moving water).
Whatever the reason, the town’s blue walls attract visitors who love to wander the town’s narrow streets and snap some beautiful photos.