blastedheath:

Hans Wigert (Swedish, b. 1932), Amaryllis, 1997. Oil on panel, 27 x 28 cm.

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  2. Aperture: f/11
  3. Exposure: 1/100th
  4. Focal Length: 176mm

blastedheath:

Grace Cossington Smith (Australian, 1892-1984), Foxgloves Growing, c.1931. Oil on pulp board, 46.5 x 36.5 cm.

"Tell me what you see vanishing and I will tell you who you are."
— W. S. Merwin  (via likeafieldmouse)

(Source: journalofanobody)

manga-chan:

#pettikade #bawwa #waiting #fruitstore #srilanka (at Thissamaharama)

natureisthegreatestartist:

A little boy is dwarfed by a supersized cabbage in Matanuska Valley, Alaska, July 1959. Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic.

(Source: facebook.com)

"Only by taking back our food and our seeds can we rescue ourselves from the totalitarianism that is being put in place. We have a short window of time to reclaim our bread and our freedom. Otherwise, we will have neither bread nor freedom."
— Dr. Vandana Shiva, Indian activist and eco-feminist (via indizombie)

taka3:

Open for Business by jasohill on Flickr.

Allium giganteum

taka3:

Great Ball by jasohill on Flickr.

Allium giganteum

Giant Onion

kihaku-gato:

iontha:

I saw this orchid (I think??) in my uncle’s yard in Puerto Rico a few years ago. Does anybody know what kind it is?

Definitely an orchid to me, but I have no clue to it’s full identity. Anyone else got a guess?

Yes, you are both correct!  It is an orchid.  This is definitely either the species Arachnis flos-aeris or its very widespread hybrid, Arachnis Maggie Oei.  Typically these epiphytic orchid plants are around 24” tall and have scented flowers.

Arachnis is an orchid genus consisting of at least 20 species which are native to Southeast Asia and the Malay Archipelago.  The interesting thing is that you found this orchid in Puerto Rico.  So I am guessing it either was intentionally being cultivated or had escaped cultivation as many species typically do in the tropics.

  1. Camera: Olympus SP565UZ
  2. Aperture: f/4.3
  3. Exposure: 1/125th
  4. Focal Length: 31mm

taka3:

Purple Heart by jasohill on Flickr.

Centaurea montana

Mountain Cornflower or Bachelor’s Button