This is one of my most favorite gifs #karma
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A visit to the @mypubliclands Trona Pinnacles is like a journey to another planet.
One of the most unusual geologic wonders in the California desert, the Trona Pinnacles’ landscape consists of more than 500 tufa (calcium carbonate) pinnacles rising from the bed of the Searles Dry Lake basin.
These tufa spires — some as high as 140 feet — were formed underwater 10,000-100,000 years ago when Searles Lake formed a link in an interconnected chain of Pleistocene lakes stretching from Mono Lake to Death Valley.
Photo by Jake Garmon (sharetheexperience.org). Photo description: Jagged shaped spires of rock stick up from the desert floor. The starry night sky glows above.
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Claudia Cardinale dining with Omar Sharif at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles, 1966.
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How many homeless people could California have housed with $300 million?
A lot, as it turns out.
Instead Trumpians blew it on a recall election that wasn’t even close.
And Newsom is gonna be up for re-election in like a year anyway!? The GOP just couldn’t wait 13 months?
Not since the movie version of Cats have I seen such a pointless waste of money.
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ORANGE BOWL / 1977
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Amazing bird logo design - the process ☆☆☆
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San Francisco - California - USA (by Travis Wise)
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Virana: what state are you in?
Namaari: constant anxiety.
Sisu: I feel fine.
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Probably near Big Sur, CA
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GEORGE MILLER , SKYLINE BOWL 1975
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Bear + fish logo concept ☆ negative space style design
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Apparently continuing the theme of lethal plants, today I am sharing Ricinus communis or ‘castor bean,’ which is a member of Euphorbiaceae, a family which is perhaps best known for its garden representatives of spotted spurge (a persistent weed) and fire sticks (Euphorbia tirucalli). In some regions members of this family have convergently evolved to resemble cacti, but Ricinus could hardly be more different, to some resembling Cannabis plants. Native to the Mediterranean basin, Africa, and India, it is naturalized throughout the world and stands prominently in the Californian landscape.
While all of the spurge family possess irritating toxic sap, the castor bean is well-known for producing an exceedingly lethal compound found densely in its seeds – ricin. The compound is so harmful that the estimated lethal oral dose for most humans is around 80mg or less. Due to the high toxicity (it can also be absorbed through skin, eyes, and wounds) some regions have laws restricting the cultivation or harvesting of the plant. Such is its reputation that it even has broken into the entertainment industry, being used for example in Breaking Bad.
Despite the presence of such a hazardous compound in the fruit, the plant has great commercial value for another component composing around 50% of the seed: castor oil. This product has a huge variety of commercial applications and is even used in soaps, perfumes, and pharmaceuticals where it is largely safe since ricin is not fat-soluble. Until I spent time photographing this plant’s flowers, I didn’t really notice or appreciate its interesting floral anatomy or the vibrance of the female flowers.
I still think it’s a rather ugly plant.
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Yosemite National Park - California - USA (by Travis Wise)
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