Stripped Stockings?
gwydtheunusual:

miritamoku:

cactus-princess:

too—weird-to-live:

exploringplaces:

zafojones:

Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.

Wauwwww

how the hell do you bend and braid a tree


nature posts here ✿

Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together. Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together. You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.Frankentrees.

gwydtheunusual:

miritamoku:

cactus-princess:

too—weird-to-live:

exploringplaces:

zafojones:

Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.

Wauwwww

how the hell do you bend and braid a tree

nature posts here ✿

Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together. 
Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together. 

You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.

Frankentrees.

rufftoon:

scinewscom:

Senebkay: Archaeologists Find ‘Lost’ Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt

http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-senebkay-pharaoh-ancient-egypt-01698.html

"king of Upper and Lower Egypt, Woseribre, son of Re, Senebkay"

"Senebkai" can be read in the cartouche (first image).

That red quartzite stone sarcophagus is 60 tons. Wooooo!

taiikawaii:

trilliansthoughts:

This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.
As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.

if you don’t think this is fucking rad then get out of my face

taiikawaii:

trilliansthoughts:

This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.

The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.

As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.

if you don’t think this is fucking rad then get out of my face

littleredhatter:

thehandsthatthieve:

m1ssred:

chemical reaction

THIS POST IS FUCKING ME UP

SCIENCE MORE LIKE SUMMONING SATAN JFC


Magnetic putty engulfs piece of metal.

Magnetic putty engulfs piece of metal.

olafski:

My take on the king god of Norse mythology. Got a little tired of seeing depictions of him as this old guy with a short white beard and golden armour. In the myths, Odin spent a great deal of his life travelling the world to learn and gain knowledge. The antlers were added because I think an ancient god should be a bit more “primal” than the stories made up by men in the viking age.
This is the design that will be used in a comic I am planning to make called The Eye of Odin.

olafski:

My take on the king god of Norse mythology. Got a little tired of seeing depictions of him as this old guy with a short white beard and golden armour. In the myths, Odin spent a great deal of his life travelling the world to learn and gain knowledge. The antlers were added because I think an ancient god should be a bit more “primal” than the stories made up by men in the viking age.

This is the design that will be used in a comic I am planning to make called The Eye of Odin.

flora-file:

Pachypodium lamerei / Madagascar Palm (by sftrajan)

flora-file:

Pachypodium lamerei / Madagascar Palm (by sftrajan)