This is a photo from my friend’s garden near Cape Town, South Africa. It’s nearly the Spring Equinox there. I love this beautiful plant, which she tells me is called “crassula multicava” or “fairy crassula”. The website plantzafrica says this about them:

Crassulas are often small, curiously formed plants that are favourites for succulent collectors. Crassula multicava is one of those plants that can be used for almost all purposes and this is without a doubt why it has become such an important garden plant throughout South Africa as well as in other countries. There are not many shade-loving succulents that create as beautiful a display as C. multivava. The uniformity, compactness and neat, low-growing appearance of this plant is much enjoyed by the gardener and landscaper alike. The plants are also very long lived and respond well to pruning when overgrown.

  1. Camera: BlackBerry 9900

Ground orchid, friend’s garden - near Cape Town, South Africa 

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
  2. Aperture: f/5.6
  3. Exposure: 1/1600th
  4. Focal Length: 472mm
This is one of my huge pet peeves!

This is one of my huge pet peeves!

From one INFP to another - I happen to be female, so my experience is slightly different - but not a lot…

wasbella102:

The St Paul’s Cathedral, London. The families of the British who died in 9/11 were joined by 2,000 representatives from the fire, police and ambulance services, came together to remember all who died on this very sad day.

My thoughts are with those who lost family and friends in this very sad tragedy.

wb102

I hate this day (9/11) but my thoughts are with those in Britain who lost loved ones in my country’s (USA) horrible events on this day 13 years ago. 

heaveninawildflower:

Pansy ( Thoughts, think of me). Kensitas flowers (circa 1932-1938).

Image and text courtesy NYPL Digital Gallery.

Exquisite embroidery.

laboratoryequipment:

Scientists Chart Ebola Risk

A new map identifies areas where animals are likely to be infected with the Ebola virus as a first step towards understanding where future outbreaks of the disease may occur.

The map, based on a model created by a team led by Oxford Univ. scientists, predicts that in animal populations the Ebola virus is likely to be circulating across a vast swathe of forested Central and West Africa. This area covers seven countries which have already reported Ebola transmission from animals to humans, as well as 15 more countries which are likely to be at risk.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/09/scientists-chart-ebola-risk

edwardian-time-machine:

New York, New York. August 24, 1918. “Two young women contribute to the drive to gather peach pits which are ground up to a charcoal powder and used to filter the poison out of gas warfare.”
Source

Women have always been making a difference!

edwardian-time-machine:

New York, New York. August 24, 1918. “Two young women contribute to the drive to gather peach pits which are ground up to a charcoal powder and used to filter the poison out of gas warfare.”

Source

Women have always been making a difference!

rabiastravels:

Shades. photo by: Rabia Khan

Beautiful. 

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 70D
  2. Aperture: f/4
  3. Exposure: 1/100th
  4. Focal Length: 40mm

Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band

One of my favorite Allman Brothers songs of all time - and I’ve never been a great fan of theirs. It’s totally instrumental.

(Source: youtube.com)

kittehkats:

Gruff’s not coping well with being back in his bedroom on his own. I keep finding him in Evie’s room, fast asleep, with a cat snoozing on top.
http://doodlemum.com/

kittehkats:

Gruff’s not coping well with being back in his bedroom on his own. I keep finding him in Evie’s room, fast asleep, with a cat snoozing on top.

http://doodlemum.com/

  1. Camera: Nikon D7000
  2. Aperture: f/5.6
  3. Exposure: 1/160th
  4. Focal Length: 105mm