Thursday, February 28, 2013

Palm Stitches

Crystal Clear Natural Pools

Pot Spring in Hamilton county, Florida - Photo by lumaka on Flickr

Kaminokoike Spring, Eastern Hokkaido, Japan. Photo by ippei + janine on Flickr

Spring of Su Gologone, Sardinia - LINK

Little Canyon Taugl - Entirely Emerald - Bad Vigaun, Austria - LINK

The Baltoro Glacier located in Baltistan, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan - LINK

Natural Pool, Ros Saudier - 5th June Ave, Rural Mahe, Seychelles - LINK

Su Gologone, Sardinia - LINK

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Gerbera Daisy Fasciation

Fasciated stems are produced due to abnormal activity in the growing tip of the plant.  Often an abnormal number of flowers are produced on affected stems. Normal branches may arise from fasciated stems. 

Photo by abbietabbie on Flickr

Photo by mistymisschristie on Flickr

Photo by CristaliaMe on Flickriver


Photo by mistymisschristie on Flickriver

Photo by Little L on Flickr


Photo by kw33 on Flickr

Albino Eyes

A common myth is that people with albinism have red eyes. In fact there are different types of albinism and the amount of pigment in the eyes varies. Although some individuals with albinism have reddish or violet eyes, most have blue eyes. Some have hazel or brown eyes. However, all forms of albinism are associated with vision problems. 

Nastya Kumarova

Photo by mack1time on Deviantart


Turkish Angora albino cat. Photo by Linda W on Flickr

Science Photo Library

Ruby Eyed Lavender Albino California Kingsnake.Photo by robbiescornfield on Deviantart


Nastya Kumarova

Photo by deadvittra on Deviantart

Info via NOAH(national Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Fire Aftermath: Carcass Hangs from a Tree

It has been six years now since the massive Griffith Park fire. In 2007, in a very short period of time, the blaze ripped through Los Angeles' beloved outdoor space, charring 800 acres. After the fire settled, photographer Colin Brown took a walk with his dog and photographed what he saw. The images are haunting, sad and unexpected. One of Colin's most recognized photos of the blaze is below — a deer, hanging by its antlers from the branch of a tree.

All photos  ©Colin Brown and can be found on his Flickr photostream

Trees Grow Through Houses, Walls and Buildings

West Virginia private residence, architect Travis Prince. Photo credit: Kenneth M Wyner

Photo vi CANDYMICKY on Flickr

Tree Growing Through Apartment Floor Prypyat, Ukraine. Photo by Taffet on Flickr

Via theCHIVE

Growing through the roof of a store in Hawaii. Photo by sakraft1 on Flickr

Building in Hong Kong with a tree growing through it. Photo by jenn tsang on Flickr

his three-armed concrete guesthouse in Mexico by Cadaval & Sola-Morales has trees growing through its floor and roof. - LINK

Tree intentionally cultivated to grow through the bars and out the window, Argentina. Photo by Jeremy Faludi

Trees grow through the Paradise On The Beach Resort in Palm Cove Australia. - LINK