huntingtonlibrary:

Be glad tumblr isn’t scratch & sniff (yet?)—one of our Amorphophallus titanum specimens (aka corpse flower, stinky plant, titan arum) is getting ready to bloom! We’ll be posting daily pics on our instagram and website, sending out updates via twitter, and rounding out the fun with some goodies here on tumblr. Best guess right now is that it’ll bloom sometime this coming week. It’s on view in the Conservatory now through the big stink.
caption: Image from volume 117 (January 1891) of Curtis’ Botanical Magazine, in The Huntington’s holdings. GIFed by The Huntington.

huntingtonlibrary:

Be glad tumblr isn’t scratch & sniff (yet?)—one of our Amorphophallus titanum specimens (aka corpse flower, stinky plant, titan arum) is getting ready to bloom! We’ll be posting daily pics on our instagram and website, sending out updates via twitter, and rounding out the fun with some goodies here on tumblr. Best guess right now is that it’ll bloom sometime this coming week. It’s on view in the Conservatory now through the big stink.

caption: Image from volume 117 (January 1891) of Curtis’ Botanical Magazine, in The Huntington’s holdings. GIFed by The Huntington.

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The Smiling Rabbit by Roeselien Raimond

The Smiling Rabbit by Roeselien Raimond

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Do you like sunflowers? Here are four versions of a photo I took of a towering sunflower in our garden.

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astronomicalwonders:

The Whirlpool Galaxy
M51, also known as NGC 5194 or the Whirlpool Galaxy, is having a close encounter with a nearby companion galaxy, NGC 5195, just off the upper edge of this image. The companion’s gravitational pull is triggering star formation in the main galaxy, as seen in brilliant detail by numerous, luminous clusters of young and energetic stars. The bright clusters are highlighted in red by their associated emission from glowing hydrogen gas.
The Whirlpool galaxy, M51, has been one of the most photogenic galaxies in amateur and professional astronomy. Easily photographed and viewed by smaller telescopes, this celestial beauty is studied extensively in a range of wavelengths by large ground- and space-based observatories. This Hubble composite image shows visible starlight as well as light from the emission of glowing hydrogen, which is associated with the most luminous young stars in the spiral arms.
Credit: NASA/Hubble

astronomicalwonders:

The Whirlpool Galaxy

M51, also known as NGC 5194 or the Whirlpool Galaxy, is having a close encounter with a nearby companion galaxy, NGC 5195, just off the upper edge of this image. The companion’s gravitational pull is triggering star formation in the main galaxy, as seen in brilliant detail by numerous, luminous clusters of young and energetic stars. The bright clusters are highlighted in red by their associated emission from glowing hydrogen gas.

The Whirlpool galaxy, M51, has been one of the most photogenic galaxies in amateur and professional astronomy. Easily photographed and viewed by smaller telescopes, this celestial beauty is studied extensively in a range of wavelengths by large ground- and space-based observatories. This Hubble composite image shows visible starlight as well as light from the emission of glowing hydrogen, which is associated with the most luminous young stars in the spiral arms.

Credit: NASA/Hubble

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Say howdy to a dugong, an endangered cousin of the manatee. May it never become extinct. 

Say howdy to a dugong, an endangered cousin of the manatee. May it never become extinct. 

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good fox by Vladimir Spirov

good fox by Vladimir Spirov

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naturally-vegan:

Summer Garden Abundance

Hey everyone! Thought I’d share some photos of my 600-square-foot plot at a local community garden. As you can see I am growing tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, cucumber, artichoke, also basil, corn, beans, and pumpkin. All organic! This is the most food I’ve ever grown and I am enjoying the whole process of growing, cooking, and sharing produce with friends and family. Highly recommend joining a local community garden in your neighborhood, and if there isn’t one, maybe starting one!

A beautifully abundant place that’s close to my heart (and family).