Source – click link to view image: Moonlight over Black Waterfall, Iceland
Svartifoss – the Black Waterfall – on Iceland’s south coast is a popular destination for hikers and tourists. It drops from a crescent-shaped cliff made of black basalt columns. Photo: Grafixart Sam.
Source – click link to view image:Lavender field under the Milky Way
Lavender and stars! Grafixart Sam captured this image on a summer night in the Provence region of France.
Source – click link to view image: Surfer riding a rainbow
Photo by Josh Blash.
Click link to view Acianthus caudatus
The aptly-named mayfly orchid is considered locally common in some parts of its native eastern Australia. That said, it is never so abundant as some species of its namesake: “The 2014 hatch of the large black-brown mayfly Hexagenia bilineata on the… #asparagales #australia #orchidaceae
Click link to view Adiantum shastense
Although first collected in 1894, Adiantum shastense wasn’t described as a distinct species until 2015. It is native to the “mesic forests of the Eastern Klamath Range, close to Shasta Lake, on limestone and metasedimentary substrates”, where a number of… #california #fern #photobydaniel
Click link to view Brunsvigia orientalis
Like its close relative, the previously-featured Brunsvigia josephinae, Brunsvigia orientalis is also known as candelabra lily. Other common names for it include: red candelabra flower, king candelabra, chandelier lily, chandelier plant, and sore-eye… #amaryllidaceae #aspragales #southafrica
Click link to view Tillandsia recurvata
Mexican ball moss is not a true moss. Like its close relative, Spanish moss, it is a member of the pineapple family (Bromeliaceae). These spherical masses can grow to the size of a soccer ball. Most of the increase in size of the sphere is from the… #bromeliaceae #elcharcodelingenio #guanajuato
Click link to view Kalmia angustifolia
Common names range from the poetic to the descriptive to the eminently practical. A number of common names for Kalmia angustifolia land in the latter part of the spectrum: lambkill, sheepkill, and even calfkill. In addition to names reflecting its toxicity to… #canada #ericaceae #ericales