You know you are on the right track when you become uninterested in looking back.– Unknown (via psych-facts) Via Lorenzens-Soil
The genus Russula (Russulaceae) includes some very beautiful and interesting species, and a lot of hard-to-distinguish species. About 20 or 30 species can be identified fairly easily, but there are perhaps 750 species worldwide .
Photo credit: ©James Winder and Michael Pilkington | Locality: China
Spruce Gran Picea (9,550 years old; Fulufjället, Sweden)
Over the past decade, artist Rachel Sussman has researched, worked with biologists, and traveled the world to photograph continuously living organisms that are 2,000 years old and older. Spanning from Antarctica to Greenland, the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback, the result is a stunning and unique visual collection of ancient organisms.
The Indian paintbrush is also known as the common red paintbrush and is commonly referred to as prairie fire. The flowers can be eaten but due to high selenium concentrations from the soil their roots and green parts can be potentially toxic. This photo was taken while hiking the Widow Maker trail in southern Alberta.
Brown-Eyed Susan, also known as Black-Eyed Susan, is a member of the sunflower family. Brown-Eyed Susan has many uses in traditional herbal medicine. I obtained this photograph while hiking the Widow Maker trail in southern Alberta.
Located just below hollywood hole to the right side is this small wave.
This is a small hole called ‘Hollywood hole’ on the Kananaskis river. There is a whirlpool on the left side that is spinning counterclockwise. I sat here with my nephew and rested for a moment :)
Nature Makes the Coolest Stairs
An idea of some of the terrain I encountered while hiking the Widow Maker trail in southern Alberta.