StaringDownMedusa
nevver:

‘Shrooms
chillypepperhothothot:

Field Vole (Microtus agrestis) by phil winter on Flickr.
artfido:

Ultra Small Bonsai Plants Give New Meaning to the Word Miniature! See the images here: www.artfido.com/blog/teeny-tiny-bonsai-plants-give-new-meaning-to-the-word-miniature/

artfido:

Ultra Small Bonsai Plants Give New Meaning to the Word Miniature! See the images here: 

nobalcony:

First indoor watermelon is starting to grow.

I love the whole setup with the strings and the reused 2 liter bottles. So cool.

macedon-ranges-aquaponics:

Ok guys,
Its rare that i name a brand or support a brand of any product here unless i truely believe it deserves it. However I have a product that i will openly promote because of the fact that we have used it, and absolutely believe in it.
We have been experimenting with solar lighting in a rental property because we see it as a non-essential cost drainpipe. So many houses today have multiple fittings with multiple globes per room, and with soaring cost, its crazy.
I am very very happy to say that we have not had the requirement to flick on the lights in our kitchen and living areas, and have been almost completely electricity free in these areas for the better part of the last two months.
We have achieved this with the help from ‘Solar Gods’ http://www.solargods.com.au/solar-shop/nokero-solar-light-bulbs/
We are using 8 Nokero N220’s, (Shavano’s) at them moment, our aim is 12, beaut little solar globes that are just fantastic, we place them out in the mornings and hang them up at night.
Jobs done.
Even here in Victoria, Australia with such a small solar footprint we are achieving 4-5hours on the higher of the two settings and on the lower settings up to 8-10hours of use as a night light after a great charging day. And realistically, who needs more than 5 hours of light per night!
We are using 4 in each of the living areas, they are simple, un-intrusive, and are making a significant impact our our electricity bill.
If you rent, and are looking for a way to reduce your bills and get off the grid a little bit, I cant recommend these enough.
These lanterns were born from the necessity in Africa to eliminate the use of highly poisonous and flammable kerosene lamps that are the daily norm in African villages that simply have no power or too poor to afford it. Where the lack of lighting impacts on children’s education and study, where children would cluster at service stations just to read under the lights and needless to say the dangers involved in this.
Solar Gods are trying to promote these same innovative lanterns to our our indigenous communities in the remote areas of Australia. In my own Indigenous Studies during my degree, i have seen and read and learned about these areas and cant help but see how these little lanterns would make such a difference.

phototoursabroad:

Another common village scene in rural Guizhou, pointing out the intimate relationship between the Dong people who live in this village and the surrounding land. Farming is an ongoing activity, and occasionally a terraced field may be dug deeper and then filled with water in which fish are raised, a very localized version of aquaculture.

phototoursabroad:

Another common village scene in rural Guizhou, pointing out the intimate relationship between the Dong people who live in this village and the surrounding land. Farming is an ongoing activity, and occasionally a terraced field may be dug deeper and then filled with water in which fish are raised, a very localized version of aquaculture.

biomorphosis:

Saiga is a type of antelope. They are known for their huge, inflatable, and humped nose which help them to filter out airborne dust during the dry summer migrations, and filter out cold air before it reaches their lungs during winter. They are a migratory species, migrating in the summer and winter and can run up to 80 miles per hour in a short time.

Local people kill saiga because of its meat and horns. Horns are used in traditional Chinese medicine. Saiga is listed as critically endangered species and were once in the millions but today only less than 50,000 left in the wild.

bluepueblo:

Monte Cristo Castle, Marly le Roi, France.
photo via alexis

bluepueblo:

Monte Cristo Castle, Marly le Roi, France.

photo via alexis

from flytrapcare.com

from flytrapcare.com

m0rning-sky:

mushrooms

m0rning-sky:

mushrooms