STUFF worth being passionate about

Blackberry removal at North Creek Forest.

http://www.friendsnorthcreekforest.org

I love it!  Awww….. -sv
scinerds:

That’s definitely one heart warming way of looking at our anatomical system:
Hugs Keep Us Alive - Print by Lim Heng Swee

I love it!  Awww….. -sv

scinerds:

That’s definitely one heart warming way of looking at our anatomical system:

Hugs Keep Us Alive - Print by Lim Heng Swee

Just one of those days…

Just one of those days…

Beautiful white mushrooms growing on the western side of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State.  I took this picture the last weekend of September on the Pinnacle Lake Trail.  Likely Pleurotellus porrigens, commonly called Angel Wings.  
http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/gallery/DisplayBlock~bid~6644~source~gallerychooserresult.asp

Beautiful white mushrooms growing on the western side of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State.  I took this picture the last weekend of September on the Pinnacle Lake Trail.  Likely Pleurotellus porrigens, commonly called Angel Wings. 

http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/gallery/DisplayBlock~bid~6644~source~gallerychooserresult.asp

rhamphotheca:

loveforearth: Malabar Giant Squirrel (Ratufa indica)
(photo by Nandakumar R S)

So cute!

rhamphotheca:

loveforearth: Malabar Giant Squirrel (Ratufa indica)

(photo by Nandakumar R S)

So cute!

Seriously?
-sv

Seriously?

-sv

Just some weeds growing in the yard.  They collectively mock me every day I leave and come home.  I’ve been a little busy, guys!  So, I thought I would check out what was really over there.  I found some great colors and textures! Click on the photo for the full image.  -sv

So pretty!  Does anyone know what this is?  Each leaf is less than a centimeter in diameter.  I took it during my greenhouse trip. 
-sv

So pretty!  Does anyone know what this is?  Each leaf is less than a centimeter in diameter.  I took it during my greenhouse trip. 

-sv

What is sand comprised of?
Many things, but I think this is the best image!  Tests and shells of marine organisms en masse.  -sv

What is sand comprised of?

Many things, but I think this is the best image!  Tests and shells of marine organisms en masse.  -sv

Staghorn Fern

Staghorn fern is an epiphyte that grows in tropical areas on trees, cliffs, or tall rocks.  It has two types of leaves, or fronds, that help the plant to thrive in high up places. 

The first photo shows the branched fronds which do the majority of the plant’s photosynthesis.  The second image I took during my university greenhouse trip.  I was able to get up close, behind the branched fronds, and find the circular fronds.  These leaves have the special task of collecting water, debris, and insects.  After awhile, the collection is converted into the plant’s own nutritive soil.  Since the fern collects its own water and nutrients, it has no need to parasitize or harm its host tree.  -sv

twicr:

Behold, TireBot!

Epic!  Puts this ‘tire’d one in a good mood! Now, if only he could do my homework… -sv

twicr:

Behold, TireBot!

Epic! Puts this ‘tire’d one in a good mood! Now, if only he could do my homework… -sv

(Source: jenna-adventures)

This chemoheterotroph loves it! Of course, I will have to add my two cents: purchase Washington State apples (if you live nearby), or go raid your parents backyard in September! -sv
freshphotons:

Poster by Klaas Wynne.

This chemoheterotroph loves it! Of course, I will have to add my two cents: purchase Washington State apples (if you live nearby), or go raid your parents backyard in September! -sv

freshphotons:

Poster by Klaas Wynne.

I love it!  I have been to eight of these parks in the last ten years!  Support the local economies and visit a National Park this summer! -sv
weandthecolor:

Beautiful Icon Design.
A series of stamp icons, designed by Valerie Jar for the National Parks - National Geographic app. The app was devel­oped by Rally Interactive and you can down­load it here.
source: designworklife.com
via: WE AND THE COLORFacebook // Twitter // Google+ // Pinterest

I love it!  I have been to eight of these parks in the last ten years!  Support the local economies and visit a National Park this summer! -sv

weandthecolor:

Beautiful Icon Design.

A series of stamp icons, designed by Valerie Jar for the National Parks - National Geographic app. The app was devel­oped by Rally Interactive and you can down­load it here.

source: designworklife.com

fuckyeahmedicaldiagrams:

Painted UK blood donors step out in London to raise awareness for blood donation campaign.
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fuckyeahmedicaldiagrams:

Painted UK blood donors step out in London to raise awareness for blood donation campaign.

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Fuzzy fiddlehead! 
Spent the day touring the University Greenhouse!!!  What a great day!  -sv

Fuzzy fiddlehead! 

Spent the day touring the University Greenhouse!!!  What a great day!  -sv