The healing power of crystals - a useful chart.
Found a huge skull generated by the interplay of rocks and shadows (pareidolia) in the cliffs of a glacial valley in Parc des Hautes gorges de la rivière Malbaie. One of the more ominous looking outcrops I've seen.
Was walking along the beach in Chaleur Bay when all of a sudden ... Surprise Stromatoporoid breccia!
This weeks Oglaf ... That is all.
Today's the day ... D. thrysiflorum just turned on.
Saturday sediments: Ball & pillow structures, Lousy Cove, Ellis Bay Fm, Anticosti Island.
Eight years ago, I started this chunky little fellow from seed ... we're finally getting somewhere! Mammillaria compressa ssp. centralifera, Rep 1140.
Soon .... Dendrobium thrysiflorum and it's amazing unopened floral bract adorned panicle.
Dry rest is over and my Dendrobium Oriental Fantasy just got woke
Woohoo!!! A true Canadian Easter Morning! The maple færy delivers!!!
New crop just in! It hardly gets more canadian than this!
Coilostylis ciliare (syn. Epidendrum ciliare - I don't judge) finally bloomed!!! Dat feathery labellum and clean, crisp, nocturnal lemon scent!
La cage de La Corriveau
The caudex of my 25 year old, seed grown, Ceropegia fortuita. A resilient and satisfying companion.
Sometimes it's about the textures ... Dendrobium farmeri giving off some cool crystalline-velvety vibes this morning!
Oh! Look what flowered for Valentine's day! Maxillaria dillonii
Remember that peculiar deformed spikobulb my Gomesa recurva produced last month? It's still evolving ... still not a single bud, but ... so ... many ... bracts ...
Just kicked Euphorbia flanaganii out of the house, now that all risk of frost is past ... it seems to be doing ok ...
Remember The Claw? Well ... that aberrant Gomesa crispa finally bloomed, for real. It's delightful.
Remember this guy I posted about 5 months ago? I give you Ruschia lineata started from 30 year-old seed, and now in bloom!
Oncidium Sharry Baby sweet scent
Mon dealer vient de passer! 2015 est sauvée!
If were going to be passing around praise today, let's not forget these guys. How tey responded under pressure is part of what we stand for, we help our own.
Bulbophyllum falcatum giving some joy!
Au fond, c'l'fun pareil l'automne [OC].
Euphorbia leuconeura one year old seedling, from seed obtained through one of our monthly trade threads! (Cholula for scale), with a reminder to pollinate your plants now and then!
Update on that mutant growth on Gomesa crispa, as it keeps on doing its thing .... whatever that is ...
La preuve qu'il n'y a pas que les percentiles supérieurs de la population qui se reproduisent (vu sur la boite d'un test de grossesse).
Look who just unfolded this morning! Brassia arcuigera!
Je vois la vue de Nouvelle hier et je relance de la vue de Bonaventure aujourd'hui.
Patience and discipline pay off: Dendrobium Oriental Smile Fantasy.
The copper roof on the Château Frontenac in Québec City has just been replaced - I thought I'd share (OC - 2709x2032).
Heh! Surprise blossom on Dendrobium kingianum, after bringing it back from a summer outside!
My dealer finally came through with the new crop!
My son had a messy game of football today - so much fun...
... Those 22 spikes on my Dendrobium microchip are just on the edge of starting their spring show ...
[PNW] [Indoor] Found on sale in a garden store. Waxy leaves, strange pot-shaped growths. - crosspost from /r/whatsthisplant
More from Garg's House of Orchidaceous Aberrations: Extreme dwarf inflorescences on a NoID Tolumnea
Had an encounter with Platanthera orbiculata ... thought I'd share.
These hairy kids, hanging out.
Dendrobium thrysiflorum (section Densiflora) is planning something.
One way to bug appreciation: an early indoctrination at the insect zoo. Just thought I'd share this encounter with Caligo. (I think...)
Found a huge skull-like face in the cliffs at Parc national des Hautes Gorges yesterday!
So we're doing favorite maps of Canada today?
The case of the mysterious sulking Paph. seedling (*Paphiopedilum* Ho Chi Minh)
30 cm Plagioclase méga-phenocryst in the St-Urbain Anorthosite.
Just wanted to share: 6 months old seedling of Ruschia lineata, started last summer from 30 year old seed.
[Ireland] [outdoor] A friend took a picture of this during a trip to Ireland. Seems cultivated and probably in a botanical garden or somesuch. I wish I knew what it is? Ideas?
Tectonite Tuesday: Downdip stretching lineation in granite-clast amphibolite breccia [L-tectonite], Opinaca Reservoir, Québec.
Loot from the orchid show!
The volcano was unimpressed.
Caricature de Côté, 1er juin 2017
The latest anti-NPD ad tailored for the Québec market. Tax hikes, job losses, pensions collapse and veiled citizenship ceremonies... Pure apocalyptic fear mongering.
Folded metasediments and late cross-cutting dykes in Maine. Aren't vacations great?
Happiness is cross-bedded pyroxenite.
Les travaux ne sont pas finis, mais ils achèvent. Je me prépare.
Rime along the St-Lawrence shoreline, Québec City, [OC, 3264x2448]
ID request: anybody has an idea who this long-spined fellow is?
My Gomesa crispa is speaking to me ... in gibberish. What is this thing? Deformed pseudobulb? Misshapen spike? Spikobulb? And mor importantly ... what does it want?
For your enjoyment: shallowly plunging folds in migmatised and hydrothermally altered metasediments.
Les aventures de Gargatua13013 sur Anticosti: en route vers la Pointe Laframboise.
Bombardier snowplow, unidentified model (2676 x 2007), self
Pseudo-science kicked me in the geo nuts today.
Another roadcut from the Grenville front: A slightly recumbent antiform in slightly migmatic granitic gneiss.
The snow is finally retreating and the outsiders are showing signs of life!
Caricature de Côté du 17 avril 2014
Archean scoriaceous mafic greenshist grade meta-tuff, (Allard River volcanics, Abitibi sub-Province, Québec).
So I hear we're doing folds?
Caricature de Chapleau - 23 avril 2014
[Québec City] - New tenants moved into the wasp house! About 6 mm and seem to work with resin. Who are they?
Core racks, Matagami, Québec (4191 x 1006)
New copper roof on Chateau Frontenac, Québec City.
Collapse breccia within a bedded intrusive mafic-ultramafic complex.
774 St-Jean St. - Québec City. Interesting decorative elements, with lionheads, patterns and even a moosehead. (OC - 1756 x 2062)
Cap Enragé, Bic Parc, Québec, Canada [OC 1389 x 6140]
Ste-Jeanne d'Arc parc on a warm summer day, Québec City.
Prévisions les plus récentes d'Éric Grenier pour la course au leadership du PQ: PKP 76.1%, Cloutier 21.9%, Ouellet 4.4%, Céré
Protecteurs faciaux anti-tempête de neige, Montréal, 1939.
Just got my first tenant in my bee hotel; could you please help me figure out which hymenopteran I'm dealing with? (9 mm, Southern Québec, works with mud) Thanks!
Yayyy!!! Rimmed garnets!
Grave of Thomas Wildes, died 1846, St-Mathew cemetary, Québec City [self - 1991 x 1493].
ID request - Was sold as a Mammillaria, but I have my doubts. Any ideas as to genus and species?
Caricature de Côté du 29 août 2014.
Québec City (2644 x 1983)
Everybody loves micro-pillows
Laurentidean lake, Eastern Canada, (3643x1950) - (OC)
The three and a half horsemen of the conservative apocalypse
In the proudest of Reddit cakeday traditions, please show some love for princess TaïTaï. A sweet soul; she's dearly missed...
[Columbia] - My sons spanish teacher brought these ants to class for a degustation. They are in a horrible state, dried bits and pieces, but what are they? Grid scale is 1cm.
Made a cribbage board out of a caribou antler
Cicindella tranquebarica doing the nasty...
Flow-banded rhyolite lobe from the Archean Blake River group.
Been growing some cactus species this summer; here is a Sulcorebutia rushii seedling!
Dernières projections d'Éric Grenier pour la course au leadership du PQ: Raz de marée PKP, pas de deuxième tour.
Dont you love it when you can map out the contacts just by looking at the scenery (ultramafics in migmatites)
Aquilegia Canadensis (3264 x 2448) - self
Went to re-visits classic turbidite sections today. Took this shot of the limestone-clast conglomerates from the channel-fan façies at l'Islet.
Archean calc-alkaline felsic block and ash tuf; Northern Québec.
Meet Bolitotherus Cornutus (Panz.). This one is male and playing dead.
Pierre Laporte bridge, Québec City (OC - 3264 x 2448)
Finalement reçu ma copie de l'affiche sur la vie marine! Merci fredouell!!!
THIS is an ice castle!
Distribution régionale des votes pour et contre la souveraineté en Écosse.
Any idea who this weevil is?
Grafted maple died, but the rootstock came back and started growing- What kind of maple is this?
Intermediate block and lapilli tuff
Stretched amphibolite-grade tourmaline-cemented breccia
Was waiting in the airport terminal, and saw this mess. Not the kind of debris I expected.
Cap Rouge church at night, Québec.
It's fall in Québec City.
Sad sad core racks
Hey r/geology; Guess how many phases of folding?
Sunny day at the Opinaca Reservoir, James Bay, Québec (3072 x 2304), self
Neat little orchid (Platanthera orbiculata) I spotted this summer
Bricks will be shat - comme ils disent: Photo de Kangirsuk parue aujourd'hui-même dans le Nunatsiaq News...
Petit Séminaire de Québec, Québec City [3264 x 2448], self
The Emerald Princess was at port in Québec City today (OC, 2794x1680)
Species ID request - Mamillaria sp.
ID please - observed in Abitibi, eastern Canada.
One of the first signs of spring - Gyromitra Esculenta
Vu au déjeuner à Kuujjuaq hier...
The geotül - the swiss-army knife of hammers!
Taken on my lunch break at the world cup sprint competition in Québec City yesterday. Cross-posted from r/pix. (OC - 2567x1921)
Archean amygdalar andesitic basalt; Noranda area.
Jean-François Lisée est-il en train de devenir Don Cherry?
Help with ID please