The Kathy Bernie Chronicles

Kate - the land of Oz - grey owls - blue skies - climbing trees - natural history - far away places - camomile tea - 1950s musicals - healthy living

intelligentheart:

spent my afternoon drawing beetles on my bed

intelligentheart:

spent my afternoon drawing beetles on my bed

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(Source: ohboybasically, via naturalshocks)

eviecahir:

Work In Progress —
Editorial Illustration / Commissioned work on creating a terrarium. 

eviecahir:

Work In Progress —

Editorial Illustration / Commissioned work on creating a terrarium. 

sagansense:

idadarksky:

The Bortle Scale

The Bortle scale is a nine-level numeric scale that measures the night sky’s brightness of a particular location. It quantifies the astronomical observability of celestial objects and the interference caused by light pollution. John E. Bortle created the scale and published it in the February 2001 edition of Sky & Telescope magazine to help amateur astronomers evaluate the darkness of an observing site, and secondarily, to compare the darkness of observing sites. The scale ranges from Class 1, the darkest skies available on Earth, through Class 9, inner-city skies.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Related: my archive of posts on light pollution…

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adambatchelor:

Sex: The Masterpiece of Nature
Raffles Pitcher-Plant (Nepenthes rafflesiana) x Icelandic Poppy(Papaver nudicaule)
A somewhat crude and unusual encounter between two geographically and behaviourally different plants, one native to sub-polar regions of the North, whilst beautiful and lightly fragrant, all parts of this plant are considered poisonous. The other, a slightly carnivorous, exotic and threatened plant from South East Asia, feeds on the gooey soluble nutrients of fallen insects actually has many properties beneficial to humans, the roots can treat stomach aches and dysentery and the stem may be used to treat coughs and fevers.

adambatchelor:

Sex: The Masterpiece of Nature

Raffles Pitcher-Plant (Nepenthes rafflesiana) x Icelandic Poppy(Papaver nudicaule)

A somewhat crude and unusual encounter between two geographically and behaviourally different plants, one native to sub-polar regions of the North, whilst beautiful and lightly fragrant, all parts of this plant are considered poisonous. The other, a slightly carnivorous, exotic and threatened plant from South East Asia, feeds on the gooey soluble nutrients of fallen insects actually has many properties beneficial to humans, the roots can treat stomach aches and dysentery and the stem may be used to treat coughs and fevers.

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imogenrolfe:

#drawing #flower #art #pretty #pencil #illustration

imogenrolfe:

#drawing #flower #art #pretty #pencil #illustration

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to-see-clearly:

Ipomoea violacea. Morning Glory.  Watercolor on paper.  Donna Torres 2014.

to-see-clearly:

Ipomoea violacea. Morning Glory.
Watercolor on paper.
Donna Torres 2014.

to-see-clearly:

Ipomoea violacea.

to-see-clearly:

Ipomoea violacea.

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zoologyillustration:

A watercolor study of a clouded leopard face!

zoologyillustration:

A watercolor study of a clouded leopard face!

pollyfern:

Lovely sunny morning 🌞 going to look for another canary today to keep my dear Olive company - hoping to find a young male.

pollyfern:

Lovely sunny morning 🌞 going to look for another canary today to keep my dear Olive company - hoping to find a young male.