My dream flock would consist of one of probably every breed. I like chickens this much.
I am totally egg obsessed and trying to achieve the most colorful egg basket (and colorful chickens) in my suburban backyard. Seasonal availability and hatchery minimums are somewhat a hinderance, so I’m dependent on what my local feed store happens to carry or what I can produce myself using my incubators by mixing hens and roosters of different breeds, thus getting a variety of eggs.
My current laying birds include Easter Egger, Buff Orp and Blue Wyandotte. I am getting more chicks next week: Black Dominant Copper and an Olive Egger. I wanted to get a white or cream egg layer. The store is getting a new shipment the end of the month.
Can’t decide between White Leghorn, Sicilian Buttercup, Speckled Sussex or…. Columbian Wyandotte-just because I want a white chicken and they’re so beautiful even though they lay brown eggs.
Bird of Paradise. A Bird of Paradise flower found on Maui.
Plumeria is a sweet-smelling flower that beautifies Hawaiian leis. Plumeria Passion flowers are a familiar celebratory sight at graduations, are a water-wise option, meaning they can tolerate dry conditions while flourishing in full sun.
Interesting Data Link for you to visit if you like plants as much as I do:
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Pini Jambu – A watery fruit in Sri Lanka
Dead snapdragon flowers look like weird skulls
I don’t think I would like to have this particular plant in my farm, especially because in summer I go out to the yard to inspect my and detect larvas, caterpillars with an ultraviolet lamp, and seeing this scary flower would probably be a deterrent for me to keep on doing what I have being doing for years 🤣😁
Why do I get to fall in love with each tree? Let me tell you why: a tree changes carbon dioxide into the oxygen we breathe, it sequesters carbon and provides much shelter for countless critters. There are many reasons for which we should all be tree-hugging hippies, but within the scope of this blog post, all we’ll focus on are the looks of these amazing nature wonders.
Tropic Breeze Balloon:
It grows in different rainforests.
Ponytail Palm Tree
Kaleidoscopic Rainbow Eucalyptus, Hawaii’s
This one is a native one in the archipelago which has a unique appearance like an upright umbrella.
Its dark red sap gives its name dragon blood.
Best Inspiration Post of the Year 2018 Get Out of the Blues!
Nature is wonderful. It amazes me all the time with its beauty and power of living. That is why I use nature for everything in my life. One of those uses I give to nature is in my drinks, my teas, my coffee, my refreshment drinks, even in my meals, my medical consultations, my bicycling (i prefer to do my bike rides where there are lots of flowers and nature).
VIRGIN DRINK WITH NATURAL POWER
VIRGIN DRINKS WITH FLOWER POWER
The original Singapore Sling was made with ingredients like gin, Cointreau, Grenadine, and pineapple juice over 100 years ago at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore.
Try the present-day take on the beverage at The Peninsula’s ritzy rooftop bar with The Ning Sling: Stoli orange and fresh mint leaves shaken with lychee and tart passion fruit juice.
FIGHT ANXIETY WITH FLOWERS BEAUTY AND RELAXATION POWERS
Flowers relax the brain with their colors and beauty (vision), their essence (smell), their texture (touch).
Constant stimuli to the brain can create havoc on our central nervous system, and thus to our way of living.
Learning to relax is primordial, and flowers, herbs and plants can play an important role taking the stress away from your life.
1. Jasmine improves sleep and anxiety
Jasmine is a shrub found outdoors, but with proper care and the right location you can grow it indoors. Its fragrance is not only sweet to our senses, it’s proven to promote a better night’s sleep.
If you surround yourself by jasmine, it’s likely you’ll feel less anxious and more at peace, which results in waking up more alert.
Sleep plays an important role in our physical and mental wellbeing. If you’re lacking in sleep, you may find you have trouble making decisions, controlling your emotions, solving problems and coping with change.
2. Gerbera daisy helps to remove toxins from the air
It removes benzene from the air – a chemical associated with inks. Add one to your office, laundry room or bedroom to promote a calming ambience and fight anxiety.
Mist the leaves a few times a week. When this flower blooms, its colourful petals can last up to two weeks. The pretty hue not only adds energy to our homes, but having brightly coloured plants in the house and office also helps to promote happiness.
How many times we hear that the “end of earth” is near, that we humans are destroying the earth, and other agendas that corporations and governments of the world go by to make money. And many people end up feeling sad, preoccupied and worried. Anxiety triggers, making you feel bad.
Well, I am here to tell you that earth, with all its beauty and power will always succeed, will always support you and will never abandon you. Earth is powerful. It has survived millions of years, and it will survive millions more.
“The earth has music for those who listen” — William Shakespeare
“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” — Khalil Gibran
“When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain.” -Nikola Tesla, 1926
“Look deep into nature, then you will understand everything better” — Albert Einstein
“The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.” — Chief Joseph
“Life is abundant, and life is beautiful. And it’s a good place that we’re all in, you know, on this earth, if we take care of it”. Alice Walker
“I’m fascinated by beautiful scenery and what we have here on this Earth”— Matt Lanter
“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.” Thomas Merton
“The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.” D. H. Lawrence
“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction”— E.O. Wilson
E.O. Wilson, author of the quote above mentioned, Edward Osborne Wilson), is an American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author.
His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he is the world’s leading expert.
Flower Lips, a very rare flower with luscious red lips, known scientifically as Psychotria Elata. This gorgeous flower grows in trees or shrubs which are very low-growing and can be found in tropical places like Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia, particularly in areas that tend to get a lot of rainfall.
INTERESTING FACT: This red lips beauty is commonly called a flower, but it is actually a leaf-like bracts.
MYEDO PSYCHOTRIA RED RARE FLOWER
RAINFOREST TABASCO FLOWER
I can never see flowers too many times, I never get tired of their sweet fragrance. Each one is a delicate bloom, no matter if it is a formal garden or a waste land. Their petals are delicate works of art and their hues are medicine for my soul.
Glorios Ausberba Flame Lily
I guess it’s not just me that feels that way though, we bring these nature beauties into the hospitals and graveyards, we send them to express our love, we plant them in our yards though they bear no edible fruits.
SUCCULENT PLANT red bell
There is something about their beauty I need for my whole being, to be fully human, I wonder if we’re all a bit like that.
Without these wonderful blooming natural jewls it would only be concrete, and I think the drop in temperature would freeze my heart.