Eyes and ears

April 22, 2014 1:20 pm

cross-connect:

Ricardo Solis was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts and acquired expertise in workshops taught by outstanding teachers. He has participated in several exhibitions nationally and internationally and his work is in major collections. Solis demonstrates an adorable sense of humor that is bound to find an audience in many different circles from kids to adults…You can find his latest work collected here

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cross-connect:

Ricardo Solis was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts and acquired expertise in workshops taught by outstanding teachers. He has participated in several exhibitions nationally and internationally and his work is in major collections. Solis demonstrates an adorable sense of humor that is bound to find an audience in many different circles from kids to adults…You can find his latest work collected here

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1:20 pm
architizer:

This floating writer’s studio hangs from a canopy amidst the Swiss Alps. Read more.   

architizer:

This floating writer’s studio hangs from a canopy amidst the Swiss Alps. Read more.   

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libutron:

Mariposa Lily | ©Philip Bouchard 
The Clay Mariposa Lily, Calochortus argillosus (Liliales - Liliaceae), a perennial herb endemic to central coastal California, US.
Clay Mariposa Lily is found on open grassy clay meadows in California. There are three forms. The northern form has the most variety of colors and petal markings. Spots are banded and may include brick-red, yellow, and pink colors. Flowers are white often blushed pink [1].

libutron:

Mariposa Lily | ©Philip Bouchard 

The Clay Mariposa Lily, Calochortus argillosus (Liliales - Liliaceae), a perennial herb endemic to central coastal California, US.

Clay Mariposa Lily is found on open grassy clay meadows in California. There are three forms. The northern form has the most variety of colors and petal markings. Spots are banded and may include brick-red, yellow, and pink colors. Flowers are white often blushed pink [1].

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13daysiniceland:


Fjaðrárgljúfur. South Iceland.

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realmonstrosities:

Bird’s Nest Fungi have an amazing way of dispersing their spores using nothing more than a raindrop.

The nests are trumpet-shaped so that when a raindrop hits the inner wall, it careers into the bottom of the nest and splashes right back up along the wall, carrying some eggs with them.

The eggs fly up at speeds of several feet per second and stick onto plants well above the forest floor.

The eggs can now shrivel up, releasing the spores within them into the breeze. On the other hand a herbivore munching on some plants might eat the eggs. Their hard, outer casing protects the spores from the ravages of digestion so they can be released once they come out the other side.

Quite impressive for something that looks like little more than rustic decoration!

Images: Monica R./quas/John Roper

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