Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.
how the hell do you bend and braid a tree
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:
Every time I see something like this I want to walk to the person responsible and nail their hands together or sew their feet to their ears to see how will they do like that. It’s survivable, right? A person can live like that…
Does it feel nice, tho?
tsingy de bemaraha national park, a unesco world heritage site in western madagascar, is home to lemurs who, with thick pads on their hands and feet, navigate this six hundred square kilometer labyrinth of three hundred foot tall razor sharp limestone pillars.
photographer stephen alvarez (previously featured) remarked, “it’s an unbelievable experience to watch them [as] they jump like acrobats from the sharp pinnacles” — a feat made more remarkable given the vast chasm bellow.
in the malagasy language, tsingy means “where one cannot walk barefoot,” and alvarez noted that that given the difficulty of the terrain, it takes an entire day to walk half a mile.
nearly impenetrable, the area is described as a refuge within paradise. lemurs, like ninety percent of the species in madagascar, are endemic to the island, and thanks to the isolation of the refuge have evolved into tsingy’s eleven distinct species, including the decken’s sifaka seen here.
Good one, lads. But don’t let Gandalf catch you messing with his laptop.
Inspired by all the genuinely lovely scenic gifsets the Hobbit & LOTR fandom can’t seem to stop making (don’t ever stop) + the Party Dad Thranduil meme. Because after considering what goblin tumblr would be like, I started thinking about who else in Middle Earth would have a tumblr, and of course Party Dad would be all over that.
He’d wait until he had most of Middle Earth following him before posting a gifset like this, and then he’d just dance dance dance in the firelight of their inflamed responses, the furious smash of a thousand fingers typing out “FUCK YOU 10EVER” being the best beats of all.
wanna know how great hockey players are?
an 11 year old bruins fan kept getting bullied at school, and so when her dad saw a game worn Zdeno Chara jersey would be at a charity auction, he decided to buy it for her. He tried to raise money for it and ended up with $500. The bidding ended up going higher than that and he was going to miss out.
ENTER COLORADO AVALANCHE MATT DUCHENE who was also at the event. He said to the dad “Get it for her. I got you covered.” As the price kept gong up, the dad kept looking at Duchene who just kept nodding.
The final cost? $2000. Matt Duchene paid $2000 so that a father could get his daughter a hockey jersey for a player not even on his own team.