succulents in covered terrariums are not okay.
SUCCULENTS IN COVERED TERRARIUMS ARE NOT OKAY.
low humidity and lots of air circulation is key and covered terrariums are the complete opposite of what succulents need.
i’m getting real sad seeing all these terrariums with lids and such… and people selling them?! noooo. stop itttttt.
July 9, 2014 - Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua)
Requested by: heatherdawn
Gentoo Penguins live on the Antarctic Peninsula and many islands around Antarctica. They prefer ice-free areas, where they gather in colonies, sometimes including thousands of birds. Underwater, they can reach speeds of 22 mph (36 km/h) and can dive as deep as 655 feet (200 meters). Both parents incubate and care for chicks in a nest they build from rocks, moss, grass, and feathers. Gentoo Penguins are classified as Near Threatened. Their population is increasing in Antarctica, but declining on several islands.
My newest teeny babies! Some sort of Echeveria (I would love to know what it is, if anyone could tell me. It was only labeled as “decorative succulent” so that’s not really helpful…) that came all in the same tiny pot so they’re a little deformed. And my Jade leaf that is actually rooting! My dumb cat tore the leaf off so I decided to try rooting it, with little hope since I’ve never done it before. Both halves are actually growing roots, so I’m curious to see what happens with the round half.
Bonus picture of what my kitchen window looks like now!
I woke up super early this morning and legitimately thought it was fall and I had plans to go to the park and take pictures all day. Apparently I’d been dreaming or something. I even had—and still have!—that excited, fluttery feeling in my stomach!
So now I’m wishing it was fall, and I’m sad because summer just started a week ago. And since I now live in the south, fall doesn’t even really start until November. Sigh.
I only started hating summer after we moved down here. Summer with the highest highs being 80 degrees is so much more pleasant than 90+ for four months.
Here is the original file. It’s pretty large (~5MB), but it looks awesome if you have a big screen.
I’m pretty proud of how this turned out. I’ve never done anything like this before. Five photos, stitched together in Photoshop, with minor editing to smooth out colors and exposures.