On rare years when the conditions are right in the arid landscape of the Badlands, in the American West, wildflowers burst into a display of colour for just a few days.
The vegetation in the region has adapted to the climate, with just a small amount of moisture the desert can become coloured with sweeping fields of Scorpion Weed, Beeplant and the flowers of the Pincushion Cacti. These blooms can be very short-lived to conserve moisture.
Photographs by Guy Tal
I dearly wish that people would view their bodies as they view flowers…
Skin patches? Birthmarks?
Scars? Stretch marks?
Freckles? Moles? Acne scars?
Missing a few pieces?
handsome as ever~
Feel like you just look weird?
you’re fantastic looking~
best thing i’ve seen in ages
Cross-section of leeks.
Photo from this Buzzfeed post: http://www.buzzfeed.com/inteliq/stunning-views-inside-everyday-objects
Seeds of Change has this to say about this curious heirloom:
“Recently sighted on the shelves of specialty supermarkets, this nearly forgotten heirloom black radish has a nutty, mildly spicy flavor and dense white flesh that holds up well in recipes. It is best grown from late winter to early spring and is a healthy spring tonic vegetable.”
Hooray for heirlooms!
Boysenberries were created by crossing blackberries, loganberries (which are also a hybrid) and raspberries, giving boysenberries the scientific name Rubus ursinus x idaeus. The x in the name indicates that it is a hybrid. They’re named after Rudolph Boysen, the man who originally endeavored to create a new berry. Though Boysen was not the one to ultimately commericialize boysenberries, that was Walter Knott, they still bear his name. [x]
A California classic. As the story goes, a USDA employee by the name of George Darrow uncovered a few weak vines growing on Boysen’s old farm, the berries essentially abandoned after business struggles and a back injury drove Boysen to give up. Once Walter Knott replanted the vines on his own plot, it was Darrow who suggested they be called “Boysenberries.” And many a pie-lover has been thankful since. —MN