A western screech owl (Tara Tanaka)
Fasciated Veronicastrum Virginicum. The distortion, known as fasciation, is a freak of nature, and often looks like several stems have been fused together. It’s a rare phenomenon and does the plant no lasting harm. It can develop on a range of shrubs, flowers and perennials. The cause could be environmental, such as the weather, or a pest attack that causes physical damage to the plant. Some fasciated plants are actually quite attractive and have led to varieties known as cristates. These include forms of ferns, cacti and succulents.
Photo credit: Cath Farrow
i need this little guy on my blog! :D
alll is full uff luff ~ Bjork
bong water brown… colorful pictures all day for days, using fingers and elbows… to no foreseeable end. feeling uncomfortably acquainted with these variations of light.
The bloodwood tree(Pterocarpus angolensis) is a deciduous, spreading and slightly flat-crowned tree with a high canopy. It reaches about 15 metres in height and has dark bark. The bloodwood grows warm, areas in the northeast of the Africa, extending into Zimbabwe, northern Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia. The red sap is used traditionally as a dye and in some areas mixed with animal fat to make a cosmetic for faces and bodies. It is also believed to have magical properties for the curing of problems concerning blood, apparently because of its close resemblance to blood.
Maurice Sendak. The Moon Jumpers, 1959.