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I watched this, then read the article of Turkish Coffee, and I still don't know how this works. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_coffee

#coffee   #turkish  
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File this under "I love micro-photography".

Wonder why and how a caterpillar can climb? "A caterpillar’s stubby prolegs contain a circle of gripping hooks (in red) known as crochets."
 
A caterpillar’s stubby prolegs contain a circle of gripping hooks (in red) known as crochets.

Photo credit: Institute of Molecular Pathology I.M.P.
Vienna, Austria
Confocal, Autofluorescence
20X

#science   #biodiversity   #imaging  
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I had been wondering how folks kept cool in the "old days". Another way people kept their homes cool, trees! If you travel through Sacramento's old sections there are huge trees everywhere. Entire neighborhoods are shaded by large sycamore, and elms. Nowadays we don't plant large trees near homes because they "lift the asphalt or pavement, and who want's to clean the gutters of leaves?" So we run the AC incessantly.

Sociologically AC changed how we interact, or don't, with our neighbors. No sitting on the porch talking with family, or neighbors wondering out. We live in air controlled cubes, shut off from the outside world, eating, and watching the latest digital media concerning how "disconnected" we all are.

#airconditioning   #history   #home  
Some of us might wonder how our grandparents survived hot and steamy summers before AC became a common household feature, but the fact is older homes had a few tricks up their sleeves.
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Sounds good to me, human interaction is over rated.
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We just received 6 more honey bee hives at the nursery. I filmed one hive when the beekeeper opened it up after transporting it to our place. Bees seemed happy to get out, and I got just a little freaked out, and had to back away. No stings however!

#honeybee   #hives  
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+Ann Pollak , fortunately the bee did not leave the stinger in, so it's not as bad as it could have been. 
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Looking for a room with a view?
I wonder if they have room service?
Created for adventurers by adventurers, this unique hotel in Peru features three sleeping pods that guests must climb up to.
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LOL! +evaesque s. The sales pitch of, "sleep in Snow Whites Coffin" likely wouldn't cause me to make reservations anytime soon.
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What's the buzz?
We got our first bee hive for the nursery! The hive contains approximately 15,000 bees and can build to about 30,000. Our goal is to eventually have a number of hives, which will supply honey for ourselves, and for sale. The bees do a yeoman's job of pollinating the flowers and vegetables we have growing. Really quite exciting. 
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Barry, depending on your climate, you might not get any surplus honey the first year. The first year your bees are spending their energy building comb and making honey for their winter survival. 
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Much of the food we eat has changed over the years through breeding. Did you know that carrots were not orange until the 17th century? They were white, yellow, red, and purple. Take a look at this painting of fruit from The Renaissance, and the fruit pictured. Back then that's what a watermelon would have looked like. Makes you wonder what it will look and taste like in another hundred or so years.

hat tip: +Panah Rad 
#history   #watermelon   #Renaissance  
Art history can be a gateway to fruit history.
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+David C Cardillo I did not know this. Of course that's where cloning comes in with all its promises, and pitfalls. We should never depend on cloning exclusively for plant reproduction. 
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In a trade group I belong to we have been talking about how to get the public more interested in trees. Melbourne, Australia has a unique and very interesting idea. Give each individual tree an e-mail address. People are e-mailing their love and concern for these trees. Interesting concept that gives each tree an "identity", and therefore more value to a community that otherwise might not notice or care about the trees that add so much to our lives,

#trees  
#australia  
#melbourne  
#email  
When the city of Melbourne linked email accounts to trees so people could report problems, they wrote love letters to the trees instead.
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Took the ferry from Vallejo, and spent Monday riding our bikes in San Francisco. We rode from the ferry building across the Golden Gate Bridge, and back to Hyde Street Pier, where we celebrated with a couple of beers.
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Re-purposed pallets made into flooring
What to do with all those used pallets. 
Ah fantastic! I finally got the pantry floor finished and wow, yay!  I'm excited to have completed that floor at last, and I must say, I am proud of it.  And myself.  It was quite an undertaking indeed but I think all t...
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The Buzz

Here is a short video I made of our bee hive in action. It's really something to stand so close to this many bees, all swarming around you. After awhile you get use to it, and realize they could care less about you, and just want to get on with their work.

#bees   #beehive   
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Sierra Camp

This is what our camp looks like when we have everything unpacked. We have worked on streamlining our packing so it's easy to set up, and take down. We can get it done in about 45 minutes, though there is hardly ever a rush to finish. 

This is one of our favorite places to camp. Located at about 6500' elevation (1980 meters) near The Desolation Wilderness, it takes us 45 minutes to get here from home. We bring our mountain bikes as there are trails all around, and our kayaks as their is a small lake a few hundred feet from the camp. 

I really have to keep quiet about the location. Not very busy on the weekdays, which is when we go. The weekend? Campground full! The weekdays? 10 to 20% occupied.  Just the way we like it. 
This is what our camp looks like when we have everything unpacked. We have worked on streamlining our packing so it's easy to set up, and take down. We can get it done in about 45 minutes, though there is hardly ever a rush to finish.  This is one of our favorite places to camp. Located at about 6500' elevation (1980 meters) near The Desolation Wilderness, it takes us 45 minutes to get here from home. We bring our mountain bikes as t...
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+Trey Pitsenberger The mule defense people would not like it anyway.  :}
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Mr. Trey, Ice Trey
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Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, nihil deerit.
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Here is my web page.

I am a horticulturist by trade, and small garden shop owner. Enjoy writing, and have done so professionally for well over the last 20 years.  Excited about a wide range of subjects, and enjoy sharing with others.

I am willing to discuss religion from a historical point of view, I am not interested to hear people’s personal persuasions on god(s) or atheism. The same holds for politics. 


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Belmont, CA - San Mateo, CA - Lakewood, CA
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Be sure to bring a sunshade, as there is little natural shade. Clean bathrooms, and parking are located right by the water. This is the closest public beach to Emerald Bay, so this where we launch our kayaks for the trip.
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Just met Dan. Lot's of very cool posters from 60's forward. Enjoyed reminiscing, and getting the background on many of them.
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