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I know platitudes are easily dismissed but a f…

I know platitudes are easily dismissed but a family friend said “I count the life in my years rather than the years in my life” and, I dunno, of all the outlooks one can choose from that’s as good as any. May there be much life in all your years, friends 💚 🍻 https://ift.tt/2rT822A

Appreciating the way light bounces: that sub-s…

Appreciating the way light bounces: that sub-surface scattering in the Medinilla and Alocasia leaves, the diffraction from the prisms, and the sun spot behind the curtain, stage right.

There’s a whole lot happening here that we don’t normally dissect: that’s part of the fun of learning new things. In photography, CGI art, and optics, for example, the positioning of lights and objects relative to one another are all-important. But noticing each part and their relationships in no way takes away from the magic of it all — the opposite, in fact. As Feynman said, “…knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery, the awe of a flower.” You can learn how to MAKE magic.

P.S. friends who’ve commented on my absence from your feeds 💚 thanks for your concern & I really appreciate you guys. (Not that there is anything at all to be concerned about: I just go all-in obsessed with one thing a a time and right now it’s not Instagram 😆) https://ift.tt/2KbG0WL

#Alocasia maharani 🖤 Found at @thesill ~2 yea…

#Alocasia maharani 🖤
Found at @thesill ~2 years ago? https://ift.tt/2KlMrY5

“It’s full of [leaves]!” 🤩 …

“It’s full of [leaves]!” 🤩 https://ift.tt/2Ki2p5y

🌿jungle dreams🌿 – Speaking of which, Google …

🌿jungle dreams🌿

Speaking of which, Google “book of the dead – unity interactive demo” and watch the video. You don’t need sound. https://ift.tt/2HY7hvN

New Plants! These are both from my uni’s plant…

New Plants! These are both from my uni’s plant sale a couple weeks ago.

The left one is another snake plant, which I got to replace the one I had out here (I took it to my office in the psychology lab I’m in). I got an azalea terra cotta pot and painted it, hopefully the shallower pot will help it fill up more and have more room for shoots eventually. That little shoot in the front I actually had to remove from the bottom of the plant, it had started growing out the drainage hole in the nursery pot. It didn’t actually have a lot of roots connected to it, so I’m not sure how it’ll fare, but hopefully it’ll pull through.

The plant on the right is a rosy milk bush. It’s hard to tell in the picture, but the topmost leaves are flecked in red. Also, those things at the base of the plant are actually baby plants, so I can have a lot of these…eventually.

This is a good amount of aroids. https://ift.t…

This is a good amount of aroids. https://ift.tt/2vqVtja