Joroan and eight lives

Potterhead since 2001, fangirl, an amateur writer, bookworm, Biologist, creep, pizza lover. Currently writing "Nebulae" and "Saga of The Four Pillars: Tenebra's Cycle"


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death-limes:

allegoricalabsurdity:

i-wanna-get-in-englands-pants:

orpheusly:

This anime Mona Lisa is in my library help.

Moe Lisa

by the great artist Leonardo Doujinshi

LEONARDO DOUJINSHI

death-limes:

allegoricalabsurdity:

i-wanna-get-in-englands-pants:

orpheusly:

This anime Mona Lisa is in my library help.

Moe Lisa

by the great artist Leonardo Doujinshi

LEONARDO DOUJINSHI

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brilliantbotany:

edwardspoonhands:

fartgallery:

ACTIVATING DEATH RAY

It’s blooming! Cones actually serve the same purpose as flowers (they’re the tree’s reproductive bits) and that’s especially obvious here. Not sure if they’re convergent or actually genetically related structures…and not sure how to find out.

Hank is right, the cones are indeed the reproductive bits of conifers! The larger, woody pine cones like this one are the female cones (the male ones are typically far smaller). Conifers are gymnosperms, as opposed to angiosperms (which are the traditional flowering plants). According to the study described here, angiosperms evolved from gymnosperms. The big difference between them is that conifers have their male and female in different cones, while angiosperm flowers can have both male and female parts in the same flower. So at some point, a gymnosperm started producing cones with both the male and female reproductive bits, giving rise to angiosperms.

brilliantbotany:

edwardspoonhands:

fartgallery:

ACTIVATING DEATH RAY

It’s blooming! Cones actually serve the same purpose as flowers (they’re the tree’s reproductive bits) and that’s especially obvious here. Not sure if they’re convergent or actually genetically related structures…and not sure how to find out.

Hank is right, the cones are indeed the reproductive bits of conifers! The larger, woody pine cones like this one are the female cones (the male ones are typically far smaller). Conifers are gymnosperms, as opposed to angiosperms (which are the traditional flowering plants). According to the study described here, angiosperms evolved from gymnosperms. The big difference between them is that conifers have their male and female in different cones, while angiosperm flowers can have both male and female parts in the same flower. So at some point, a gymnosperm started producing cones with both the male and female reproductive bits, giving rise to angiosperms.

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brilliantbotany:

The Alnwick Poison Garden is pretty much what you’d think it is: a garden full of plants that can kill you (among many other things). Some of the plants are so dangerous that they have to be kept behind bars. [x]

From the BuzzFeed list 9 Places You Never Want To Go On A Vacation. I, however, think this place sounds super cool.

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nybg:

biocanvas:

High-magnification cross section of an aloe plant
Aloe has been used for thousands of years—tracing all the way back to Egypt 6,000 years ago—to heal wounds and burns. This particular micrograph shows cells from Aloe erinacea, an aloe plant native to Namibia that is endangered due to habitat loss. Large, blue cells in the center are called xylem: they conduct water from the roots to the leaves. The small, circular clusters of cells are called phloem: they transport food made by the leaves to the rest of the plant.
Image by Anatoly Mikhaltsov.

Botany is beauty. ~AR

nybg:

biocanvas:

High-magnification cross section of an aloe plant

Aloe has been used for thousands of years—tracing all the way back to Egypt 6,000 years ago—to heal wounds and burns. This particular micrograph shows cells from Aloe erinacea, an aloe plant native to Namibia that is endangered due to habitat loss. Large, blue cells in the center are called xylem: they conduct water from the roots to the leaves. The small, circular clusters of cells are called phloem: they transport food made by the leaves to the rest of the plant.

Image by Anatoly Mikhaltsov.

Botany is beauty. ~AR

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brilliantbotany:

Continuing with my posts about parasitic plants, this is Indian Pipes, Monotropa uniflora. It is a holoparasite, because it has no chlorophyll. It leeches nutrients off of mycorrhizal fungi, which are fungi that have symbiotic relationships with trees. It grows in temperate areas of Asia, North America and South America. It is rare, and hard to cultivate because of the specific growth conditions it requires. [x]

brilliantbotany:

Continuing with my posts about parasitic plants, this is Indian Pipes, Monotropa uniflora. It is a holoparasite, because it has no chlorophyll. It leeches nutrients off of mycorrhizal fungi, which are fungi that have symbiotic relationships with trees. It grows in temperate areas of Asia, North America and South America. It is rare, and hard to cultivate because of the specific growth conditions it requires. [x]

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Make me choose - Anonymous asked: Olenna Tyrell or Loras Tyrell?

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kadeart:


OMG OMG OMG 

kadeart:

OMG OMG OMG 

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ipoopsinyourgarden:

These are from a while ago and I think I’ve uploaded one of them already but they’re probably my favourite photos of Luna so far 

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Reblogged from targarhyen
raggedyamelias:

I’ve seen quite a few people making resource masterposts so I decided to make my own so I can share all these wonderful websites/masterposts with you guys and maybe make your year a little bit more awesome! Also credit goes to these lovely people for inspiring this post: abercrombier bangarz theworldwillbewatching and im5-official! Xx
MOVIES
Giant Movie masterpost
Disney movies masterpost
Superhero movies masterpost
Movies for when you’re sick
Scary movies masterpost
Tumblr dedicated to finding movie links
When to pee during a movie
FOOD
Best brownie in a mug recipe ever
Cookie in a mug recipe
Macaroni and cheese in a mug
Study snacks (2)
40 on-the-go breakfast recipes
SCHOOL/STUDYING
How to pull an all-nighter and still do well on an exam
How to write an essay
Didn’t listen in class?
Finals survival guide
Best learning website ever
Make flashcards
Writing references masterpost
How to survive in college
Solves any math problem (2)
Earn a cute kitten picture after writing
How to get motivated to study
Tips for a productive study break
Microsoft word equivalent
How to Google
Scholarpedia (basically Wikipedia but with reliable sources)
When should I go to bed?
CONVERTERS
YouTube to MP3 converter
8tracks playlist downloader
Download youtube videos
Convert anything to anything (literally)
SAD/ANXIOUS/STRESSED?
Emotional baggage check
Recovery resources
Need a hug?
The thoughts room
The quiet place
LEARN A FICTIONAL LANGUAGE
Learn Dothraki 
Dothraki to English dictionary
Learn High Valyrian
Learn Astapori Valyrian
Learn Tolkien Elvish writing
Learn Tolkien Elvish speaking
Learn to write Enochian
Learn to write Gallifreyan
Learn Vulcan
Vulcan to English and English to Vulcan dictionary
SOUNDS
Rainy mood
Coffee shop sounds (scientifically proven to boost creativity!)
Waves
Thunderstorm
TUMBLR
Transparent image master post (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)(10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (Fandom Edition)
Kawaii emojis
Typography masterpost
Fonts
How to make a theme
Check your post limit
Photoshop tutorials
Find any reaction GIF
MAKEUP
Winged eyeliner tutorial
Masterpost of makeup tips
Newspaper nail tutorial
OTHER
99 life hacks
Find out if a website is safe
Is [insert website name here] down for everyone or just me?
A world clock you can actually understand
Can’t remember the name of a song?
Do basically anything with your online friends
Hobbies masterpost
Weave silk
Paint a nebula
Need a random number?
Delete yourself from any website
What font is that?
Becoming an adult cheat sheet
Read any book (apparently)
Workout masterpost
What the fuck is the weather?

raggedyamelias:

I’ve seen quite a few people making resource masterposts so I decided to make my own so I can share all these wonderful websites/masterposts with you guys and maybe make your year a little bit more awesome! Also credit goes to these lovely people for inspiring this post: abercrombier bangarz theworldwillbewatching and im5-official! Xx

MOVIES

FOOD

SCHOOL/STUDYING

CONVERTERS

SAD/ANXIOUS/STRESSED?

LEARN A FICTIONAL LANGUAGE

SOUNDS

TUMBLR

MAKEUP

OTHER

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