Found a new spiky baby
Happy (late?) Birthday to you! 🎵
Wish you a fantastic day with plenty of cake and good vibes. 🎂🍰🥳
It is late, it was on the 23rd, but I appreciate the wishes all the same!
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... and here is the outdoor collection in the front:
In the background: Echinopsis oxygona, Trichocereus, Cleistocactus strausii and Gymnocalycium saglionis
Middle: Pachycereus marginatus, Echinopsis pachanoi, Opuntia sp. and Helianthocereus terschecki
Foreground: Assorted Aloe and Haworthia, Echinocactus grusonii and Echinopsis subdenudata ‘Domino’
In ground: Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’
Above: Aloe vera and Echinopsis NOID
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4 and 12 for Colin, please? :)
Thank you! Sorry I took a bit to answer!
I did 4 for him in a previous ask, but here’s 12! This is the song he heard when he really got into the pipe organ:
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> A cactus (plural cacti, cactuses, or less commonly, cactus) is a member of the plant family Cactaceae,[Note 1] a family comprising about 127 genera with some 1750 known species of the order Caryophyllales. The word "cactus" derives, through Latin, from the Ancient Greek κάκτος, kaktos, a name originally used by Theophrastus for a spiny plant whose identity is now not certain. Cacti occur in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Most cacti live in habitats subject to at least some drought. Many live in extremely dry environments, even being found in the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on earth. Cacti show many adaptations to conserve water. Almost all cacti are succulents, meaning they have thickened, fleshy parts adapted to store water. Unlike many other succulents, the stem is the only part of most cacti where this vital process takes place. Most species of cacti have lost true leaves, retaining only spines, which are highly modified leaves. As well as defending against herbivores, spines help prevent water loss by reducing air flow close to the cactus and providing some shade. In the absence of leaves, enlarged stems carry out photosynthesis. Cacti are native to the Americas, ranging from Patagonia in the south to parts of western Canada in the north—except for Rhipsalis baccifera, which also grows in Africa and Sri Lanka.
>Yep. That checks out. You are a living wikipedia search bar.
>cactuses are funky lil things. cactus?? cactus's. cat. c. cacti. hoarders of water. spiky dangerous water balloons. mean. wont share.
> Cactus spines are produced from specialized structures called areoles, a kind of highly reduced branch. Areoles are an identifying feature of cacti. As well as spines, areoles give rise to flowers, which are usually tubular and multipetaled. Many cacti have short growing seasons and long dormancies, and are able to react quickly to any rainfall, helped by an extensive but relatively shallow root system that quickly absorbs any water reaching the ground surface. Cactus stems are often ribbed or fluted, which allows them to expand and contract easily for quick water absorption after rain, followed by long drought periods. Like other succulent plants, most cacti employ a special mechanism called "crassulacean acid metabolism" (CAM) as part of photosynthesis. Transpiration, during which carbon dioxide enters the plant and water escapes, does not take place during the day at the same time as photosynthesis, but instead occurs at night. The plant stores the carbon dioxide it takes in as malic acid, retaining it until daylight returns, and only then using it in photosynthesis. Because transpiration takes place during the cooler, more humid night hours, water loss is significantly reduced.
> I’m sittin down for this one.
[Gordon literally sat down, watching Coomer recite the fucking cactus Wikipedia. Bubby, Tommy, and Benrey just kinda followed suit after a minute, sitting down around Coomer and the cactus.]
>Th- This is.
>A thing happening. F- For sure.
> Many smaller cacti have globe-shaped stems, combining the highest possible volume for water storage, with the lowest possible surface area for water loss from transpiration. The tallest[Note 2] free-standing cactus is Pachycereus pringlei, with a maximum recorded height of 19.2 m (63 ft), and the smallest is Blossfeldia liliputiana, only about 1 cm (0.4 in) in diameter at maturity. A fully grown saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) is said to be able to absorb as much as 200 U.S. gallons (760 l; 170 imp gal) of water during a rainstorm. A few species differ significantly in appearance from most of the family. At least superficially, plants of the genera Leuenbergeria, Rhodocactus and Pereskia resemble other trees and shrubs growing around them. They have persistent leaves, and when older, bark-covered stems. Their areoles identify them as cacti, and in spite of their appearance, they, too, have many adaptations for water conservation. Leuenbergeria is considered close to the ancestral species from which all cacti evolved. In tropical regions, other cacti grow as forest climbers and epiphytes (plants that grow on trees). Their stems are typically flattened, almost leaf-like in appearance, with fewer or even no spines, such as the well-known Christmas cactus or Thanksgiving cactus (in the genus Schlumbergera).
> Cacti have a variety of uses: many species are used as ornamental plants, others are grown for fodder or forage, and others for food (particularly their fruit). Cochineal is the product of an insect that lives on some cacti.
>Are you finished yet, or is there still more?
> Many succulent plants in both the Old and New World – such as some Euphorbiaceae (euphorbias) – bear a striking resemblance to cacti, and may incorrectly be called "cactus" in common usage.
> ... How about now?
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@pachycereus-sims @livingdeadgal128 @simematography @mysandy0610 @whitemoonshine98 @void-imp @amelettes @cherryfangs @nuttytreecoffee
I’m weird and awkward and don’t know how to respond to all this kindness 😊❤ So I let this cute gif speak for me. THANK you so so much!! I really appreciate you!!
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“Currently” Tag game
Thanks for the tags @theplumblob and @simmernswirl3614!
five songs you’ve been listening to on repeat recently?
1. Ella Henderson - Ghost
2. Jess Glynne - I’ll Be There
3. Ozzy Osbourne - Tomorrow
4. Transviolet - Under
5. Marshmello & Khalid - Silence
last movie you watched?
Unhinged - Russell Crowe plays a psychotic road rager!
The show “Them” on Amazon Prime and it has me all messed up.
The 7.5 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
I’m sorry if I tag you and you’ve already done this! But @wannabecatwriter @pachycereus-sims @igglemouse @queeniecook @nuttytreecoffee @mysandy0610 and @whyhellosims tag, you’re it!
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Pass the happy! 🌈 When you receive this list 5 things that make you happy and send this to 10 of the last people in your notifications! 💖
Thank you my friend! I’m gonna do another simblr appreciation edition!
1. @whyhellosims - I love Aerie and Vlad - this is the first story I’ve seen where it’s made me REALLY like Vlad!
2. @queeniecook - VALEB. Also just in general, no matter what path your story takes, even if my ship never sails, I am in love with your writing and storytelling!
3. @pachycereus-sims - You always catch the most AMAZING sim moments in your screen shots.
4. @buffalosimdip - I’ve enjoyed both of your legacies and I am really loving the NSB challenge on your other blog too!
5. @queenofmyshuno - Your writing is so great and so relatable and I love all of your characters (yes, even Gavin)
And i’m going to add a bonus, too!
6. @igglemouse - The way you write about Orlando gives me chills - I love how each of your stories has a totally different vibe!
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There seems to be less variety among the large, solitary cacti (as well as the smaller ones, to be fair) than the trees, both withered and alive. But then again, it might be due to cacti themselves not varying much in growth within a given species?
To be quite honest, my knowledge of cacti boils down to “spiky” and “regardless of what they say, they can be killed”. The closest I’ve got to owning one was a small candle shaped like a cactus given to me for Christmas by my sister, who thought I would appreciate it (which I did); and setting out to buy new soil for my abundance of spider plants, deciding I needed one of those minute cacti they were selling, and coming home with not exactly a cactus, but a tiny Haworthia on account of all available cacti being slightly too spiky for my clumsy fingers. But apparently a 85cm Pachycereus can cost as much as 530€, so clearly these things are valuable.
Which makes it a damn shame that HZD’s machines are destroying them left and right, so much that a friend delights in any and all clips I send of exploding cacti because “it’s pretty”.
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Hii Everyone! I am so sorry this took me forever to post, but for all of you who tagged me - @posessedsims @erosims @morgynemberisagenderfluiddaddy @cupcakesimsworld @sofi-sims and @cyazurai - I love you all and I’m happy to call you all my mutuals and simblr friends!
This is a character for my new gameplay series starting in the near future - the Black Widow Challenge. Her name is Angelica Pickles (is this the former Rugrat toddler gone dark? why no, of course not...) and I’ll be playing with her young adult self. The idea is that something mysterious happened in her childhood that led her down a dark and evil path.
The adult and elder versions of her are her aspirations of how she will be - she’s a gold digger who wants the finer things in life, such as designer boots and the type of hair treatment that will still allow her to have luscious locks when she’s in her seventies.
This was super fun, especially in helping me craft an idea for a story for this new character! I am tagging @staraitana @oasisspringsims @simmernswirl3614 @queeniecook @whyhellosims @cliosimming @hellodahliah @pachycereus-sims @gogomadu @buffalosimdip @theplumblob and @nuttytreecoffee (I know you just got your game fixed!) And anyone else who wants to - I know a lot of people have already done this one!
L I F E • S T A G E S • C A S • C H A L L E N G E •
Create a sim in all of their life stages. Or use a sim you’ve created before and create their other life stages. Or use a sim born in game or a premade. In addition to the six life stages you can create in CAS, you can add your own (like a tween for example, also maybe they don’t even live to the elderhood?). You can write their life story if you wish or let us guess. My inspiration for this challenge.
Have fun and tag some people to try this out if you like!
Tag me @someone-elsa and use #life stages cas challenge so I can reblog your posts :)
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Follower Friday 3/19/2021
A group of wonderful simmers to ♥ on and follow!!!
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Follower Friday (3/4/21)
Well, another Friday and another lovely batch of simblrs to smother!
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I just wanted to give a shoutout to the amazing @pachycereus-sims, who has been reading Dynastia from the beginning for a while now (plus the side stories) and just got through all of it! 👀 That’s a huge feat since Dynastia is currently up to 827 chapters! (You thought Winter Echo was long? It’s only up to 279 chapters in comparison 😅)
Thankyou so much @pachycereus-sims for reading my super long story!! When you first started I thought you were mad but I really appreciate you taking the time to read through it all! 💗💗 (and Dynastia will be back, eventually! I have Plans 😆)
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I was tagged by super talented people @tianella and @mysimsloveaffair thank you so so much♥
Eggs: boiled or scrambled or in an omelet
Steak: well done but not often
Alcohol: haven’t drank alcohol in years, but Cider if I take some
Hot Drink: COFFEE !!! always
Time to get to know some people from my dash: @schrullesworld @simematography @voidite @gardenbats @kissalopa @nilonne @kimbr3 @lexisimz @nigmos @qdogsims @asimofmanyhats @simmeronnie @pachycereus-sims
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Honorable Mentions: @pachycereus-sims / @whyhellosims / @helenofsimblr
As always! Simblrs I enjoy and I hope you enjoy as well!
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Pachycereus pringlei on the mountain
Canon Sure Shot 80 tele // Kodak Gold 200
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Honorary mentions: @helenofsimblr , @thereesespiece , @pachycereus-sims
Just shouting out some simblrs this Friday! Maybe you’ll find someone new to follow and love!
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