scientists could scour the arctic for decades and never find anything colder than this
The less I needed, the better I felt.
Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.
how the hell do you bend and braid a tree
Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together.
Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together.
You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.
As a biologist I can clearly state that plants are fucking weird and you should probably be slightly afraid of them.
On that note! At the university (UBC) located in town, the Agriculture students were told by their teacher that a tree flipped upside down would die. So they took an excavator and flipped the tree upside down. And it’s still growing. But the branches are now the roots, and the roots are now these super gnarly looking branches. Be afraid.
But Vi, how can you mention that and NOT post a picture? D:
I am both amazed and horrified of nature as we all should be
fully. unapologetically. like you are never ever trying to fix them or make them think that they should be utterly grateful that you are still around. never call them “broken.” never tell them they can be “saved” or that they are a burden. support them. listen to them. be there for them when they are down. do not look at them as an issue you can solve.
I PROMISE you that every single depressed person has been told to exercise already, you are never ever ever going to be the first person to suggest that to any depressed person ever.
Have you tried eating better?
Have you tried to find a hobby you like?
How often do you get fresh air?
Do you surround yourself with positive people?
Did you turn it off and turn it back on again?