nubbsgalore:

circumhorizontal arcs photographed by (click pic) david england, andy cripe, del zane, todd sackmann and brandon rios. this atmospheric phenomenon, otherwise known as a fire rainbow, is created when light from a sun that is at least 58 degrees above the horizon passes through the hexagonal ice crystals that form cirrus clouds which, because of quick cloud formation, have become horizontally aligned. (see also: previous cloud posts)

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plantandtrees:

HOT! Persian Silk Tree ‘Summer Chocolate’▼ Reshared Post From FROST NURSERY ▼What’s Growing OnAlbizia julibrissin ‘Summer Chocolate’Persian Silk TreeGraceful small mimosa type tree with silky bronze chocolate foliage that produces powdery puff fragrant flowers in the summer. Fern like leaves which close up in the evening & reopen the next morning. A beautiful tree for container planting or feature tree in any small garden bed here in the #Vancouver  area zones 7 - 8. Plant in a sheltered area protected from cold winter winds. Mature height to around 20’ Frost Nursery www.plantandtrees.ca #Gardening   #landscaping   #Trees   #containergardeninghttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8tpo/52431b1b

plantandtrees:

HOT! Persian Silk Tree ‘Summer Chocolate’

▼ Reshared Post From FROST NURSERY ▼

What’s Growing On
Albizia julibrissin ‘Summer Chocolate’
Persian Silk Tree
Graceful small mimosa type tree with silky bronze chocolate foliage that produces powdery puff fragrant flowers in the summer. Fern like leaves which close up in the evening & reopen the next morning. A beautiful tree for container planting or feature tree in any small garden bed here in the #Vancouver  area zones 7 - 8. Plant in a sheltered area protected from cold winter winds. Mature height to around 20’ 
Frost Nursery www.plantandtrees.ca
#Gardening   #landscaping   #Trees   #containergardening

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8tpo/52431b1b

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Anonymous asked:

Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you.

SC Boy Answer:

thefrogman:

Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead. 

On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it. 

In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern. 

The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead. 

It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost. 

"It was just a joke, quit being so sensitive."

"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."

"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."

Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony. 

People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin. 

People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them. 

You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.

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