my wife’s so cute because we both love animals so much but her way is very pure and genuine whereas my family is:
me, holding up my cat: stinky
wife: no!! don’t be mean!!!
me, swaying him back and forth in the air: stinky bastard man
my mother, not looking up from chopping veggies: naughty boy. brat cat
wife, distraught: NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In case anyone doubted the validity of my claims:
I t s b a c k
IS THIS THE ORIGINAL OMG
Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.
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.
As a biologist I can clearly state that plants are fucking weird and you should probably be slightly afraid of them.
On that note! At the university (UBC) located in town, the Agriculture students were told by their teacher that a tree flipped upside down would die. So they took an excavator and flipped the tree upside down. And it’s still growing. But the branches are now the roots, and the roots are now these super gnarly looking branches. Be afraid.
But Vi, how can you mention that and NOT post a picture? D:
I am both amazed and horrified of nature as we all should be
I love how trees are like “fuck it, I’ll deal” at literally everything. Forest fire? Cool, my seeds’ll finally grow. Upside down? Branches, suck, roots, leave. What’s this new branch? Eh, welcome to the tree buddy.
I need to be more like tree
I continue to fear and respect out arboreal overlords.
what kind of professor did these students have that they needed to prove him wrong so badly that they literally dug up a tree, flipped it and put it back in the ground?
Sounds like y’all’ve never heard about the Tree of 40 Fruits. Well, it’s exactly as it sounds. Sam Van Aken, an artist based in New York, decided to try his hand at grafting (e.g. the process by which you attach the branches of a different tree to a host tree).
As artists are inclined to do he decided to push some limits and over the course of a few years he grafted over 40 different fruit onto the host “ including almond, apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach and plum varieties.”
It has a fruiting period lasting from July to October and this is what it looks like when blossoming.
Shit’s tight yo.
Also we have a group called the Guerrilla Grafters. A group who started in San Fransisco with the goal of grafting fruiting branches onto non-fruiting trees of the same type.
Most cities have fruit trees that simply don’t produce fruit because having all these would be a mess and inadvertently providing unregulated food to people comes with a lot of legal risks I suppose. These grafters seem to think otherwise and have taken it upon themselves to try and bring fruit trees back to urban areas.
THE LAST ONE
Solarpunk as fuck!!
Reblogging for “I continue to fear and respect out arboreal overlords.”
I was sifting through a burn pile the other day and found a dried-out log that was growing bright green baby leaves. Upside-down. Without roots. After being cut into pieces over a year ago
Nature is magic, Earth is magic, Trees are magic
Everyone after the Steven Universe: Future opening was released were like “Oh wow! Steven’s wearing his dad’s old merch! That’s pretty neat!”
And I’m just here like fools–
He was wearing his dad’s merch this whole time
oh fuck how did i never notice
THATS WHY HE HAS SO MANY SHIRTS THAT LOOK IDENTICAL
I’ve always wonder what might have happened if before A Single Pale Rose, Steven wandered into a jewelry shop and struck up a conversation with the person behind the counter. “Oh yeah I’m pretty familiar with gems myself, I even have one embedded in my stomach” and he lifts up his shirt to reveal his gem stone which makes the jeweler bend down to examine it and goes “why that’s a mighty fine diamond you have there” and Steven is just like
so many white people don’t get this
I wholeheartedly agree
But I’m gonna add on and people might call me racist over it which would be upsetting but oh well
I was bullied in 6th grade because I spent a year at mostly black school and I was white. I was one of 6 white kids in a school in Mississippi and never bothered anyone. I had severe social anxiety so I did my best to not bother anyone, and I was bullied the entire year because I was white.
It’s a rare case but the shit does happen. I was 12 and confused because I didn’t know what I did wrong.
That being said, I don’t see it as reverse racism or whatever the fuck. It was prejudiced yeah, but I still benefit from white privilege.
I have experienced a harder part of my life because I am white, but I won’t ever have it as hard as people who aren’t white
TIL an old lady who bumped into Stephen King in the supermarket told him she didn’t like his writing and she preferred uplifting movies like Shawshank Redemption. When King told her he wrote that too, she replied ‘No, you didn’t.’, causing King to momentarily doubt that he was indeed the author.
im gonna do something great while absolutely shitfaced and it will be glorious
“you can’t make a lawful good character interesting and enjoyable”:
They went to the same University and ate at the same caf table in total silence for four straight years. They were best friends
Holt is Wakandan, it’s canon now
answered a scam call today and had the most bizarre conversation
scam caller: hello, how are you today?
scam caller: good. I’m calling because your IP address has been compromised. I’ll just need you to get in front of your computer so we can get your account fixed up.
me: okay! there is one thing I’m wondering, though
scam caller: what?
me: you really couldn’t think of a better lie?
me: like, my “IP address has been compromised.” How, exactly, does an IP address become “compromised”?
me: I was just wondering, is all
scam caller: why did you answer?
scam caller: if you knew this wasn’t a legitimate call, then why did you answer?
me: oh, I just though I would have some fun at your expense.
scam caller: what expense? talking is no expense to me.
me: well, you’re currently not accomplishing your goal
scam caller: my goal?
me: your goal of scamming my elderly grandmother. You’re not accomplishing that. I’d call that an expense.
scam caller: well, can I scam you?
me: did you- did you ask if you can scam me?
scam caller: yes. can I scam you?
me, baffled: sure, you can try
scam caller: you need to get in front of your computer
me: yeah, that’s still a problem. I’m eating tater tots right now and I really don’t feel like getting up.
scam caller: okay. I will call you tomorrow morning, then.
me: I might not answer. My grandma definitely won’t.
scam caller: You answered today.
scam caller: I will call you tomorrow. Have a good day.
Enemies to lovers, slow burn, 500K
First time watching fireworks:
First time being dunked into water that’s way too cold:
First time getting caught in a bubble shower:
First time driving through a dark tunnel:
First time chatting with a puppet:
First time finding a new recipe in a cooking magazine:
First time forgetting how spoons work:
First time seeing ice cream:
Whenever I’m feeling sad, I look at this and realise how fucking amazing the world is
How can you hate babies when they’re the friggin best?
Babies make the best faces because they don’t know what restraint is. They just put 100% of whatever they’re currently feeling onto their faces and it’s adorable.
favorite aspect of toy story is the fact that all of andy’s other toys know that buzz is a toy but choose to indulge his delusions specifically because it bothers woody
There’s a whole scene where they’re asking him about what it’s like being a space ranger and complimenting him on his laser and ability to fly and Woody’s like “HE CAN’T FLY! HE’S NOT A SPACE RANGER! HE’S A TOY” and they’re just like “haha look woody’s just jealous because HE can’t beat evil emperor zurg.” THEY KNOW BUZZ IS A TOY, WOODY’S JUST REALLY EASY TO GET A RISE OUT OF