The Changing Climate
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wisteria-spirit:

vashiane:

Natural Eye Color Chart

Somewhere around D60 :D

Between A17 and A20 :-) 

grateful-edd:

wisteria-spirit:

vashiane:

Natural Eye Color Chart

Somewhere around D60 :D

Between A17 and A20 :-) 

mstrkrftz:

  Iceberg | Giacomo X Josh X Giorgi 

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mstrkrftz:

Iceberg | Giacomo X Josh X Giorgi

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brazenbvll:

Blue Pearl | Stefan Forster

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brazenbvll:

Blue Pearl | Stefan Forster

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earthstory:

This is a photo of Tulip field in Northern Holland.  Tulips come in a variety of shapes and sizes as well as an array of colours; red, pink, yellow, orange purple, in fact there are 1,700 varieties of tulips!! But did you know, that about 80% of them come from the Netherlands? Today over 3 billion tulip bulbs are cultivated in Holland, 2 billion of which are exported; with the United States of America being the top importer, taking around 1 billion a year!! Contrary to belief, tulips are not actually native to the Netherlands, The are naturally found in high altitude areas where during the winter thick layers of snow offers them good protection from the severe cold. Given this natural liking of tulips for high places, it is all the more remarkable that the Dutch should become known for growing tulips, as the Netherlands is largely situated below sealevel and their winters are more wet than cold! The ability to achieve such yields of tulips is a result of the soil type and climate of the region. The soils are often a sandy loam and offer good soil drainage, this ensure the bulbs do not rot from saturation. The relatively temperate climate is also a benefit giving sunlight, mild temperatures and sufficient rainfall. For tourists there is Keukenhof (“Kitchen garden”), it is situated near Lisse, The Netherlands and is the world’s largest flower garden, with more than 7 million flower tulip bulb planted annually!  Keukenhof is open annually from the last week in March to mid-May. The best time to view the tulips is around mid-April, so basically the last couple weeks! -Jean Photo courtesy of Allard Schlager For more information: http://www.keukenhof.nl/

earthstory:

This is a photo of Tulip field in Northern Holland.

Tulips come in a variety of shapes and sizes as well as an array of colours; red, pink, yellow, orange purple, in fact there are 1,700 varieties of tulips!! But did you know, that about 80% of them come from the Netherlands?

Today over 3 billion tulip bulbs are cultivated in Holland, 2 billion of which are exported; with the United States of America being the top importer, taking around 1 billion a year!!

Contrary to belief, tulips are not actually native to the Netherlands, The are naturally found in high altitude areas where during the winter thick layers of snow offers them good protection from the severe cold. Given this natural liking of tulips for high places, it is all the more remarkable that the Dutch should become known for growing tulips, as the Netherlands is largely situated below sealevel and their winters are more wet than cold!

The ability to achieve such yields of tulips is a result of the soil type and climate of the region. The soils are often a sandy loam and offer good soil drainage, this ensure the bulbs do not rot from saturation. The relatively temperate climate is also a benefit giving sunlight, mild temperatures and sufficient rainfall.

For tourists there is Keukenhof (“Kitchen garden”), it is situated near Lisse, The Netherlands and is the world’s largest flower garden, with more than 7 million flower tulip bulb planted annually!

Keukenhof is open annually from the last week in March to mid-May. The best time to view the tulips is around mid-April, so basically the last couple weeks!

-Jean

Photo courtesy of Allard Schlager

For more information: http://www.keukenhof.nl/

glxciers:

Iceberg bridge | (By: Winona Tong)

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glxciers:

Iceberg bridge | (By: Winona Tong)

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time-for-maps:

Predominant hair colors in the world before European expansion. [3812 x 1910]

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touchdisky:

Spegazzini Glacier | Argentina by Duane Miller

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Spegazzini Glacier | Argentina by Duane Miller

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mapsontheweb:

Map of New York City showing Racial Segregation - red dots show white people, blue is black, orange is Hispanic, green is Asian, and yellow is other

mapsontheweb:

Map of New York City showing Racial Segregation - red dots show white people, blue is black, orange is Hispanic, green is Asian, and yellow is other

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