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More weird stuff in austin...
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impish guardian at wits end
impish guardian at wits end
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south austin weirdness
south austin weirdness
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weird balconies
weird balconies
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a duck visiting an uncrowded barton springs pool
a duck visiting an uncrowded barton springs pool
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ivy or something climbing a spiral bike ramp
ivy or something climbing a spiral bike ramp
 
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Visiting the ATX Hackerspace was pretty rad. Saw what was apparently some bio-remediating fungi and plastic-eating bacteria, night vision eye drops, several 3-d printers and 3d-printed objects, a panel discussion on farming Mars, and many other interesting things.

The world needs more hackerspaces.
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astro-agro-ecology student with wheat grown in simulated regolith
astro-agro-ecology student with wheat grown in simulated regolith
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bacteria that eats plastic, good for landfills, bad for wofatis
bacteria that eats plastic, good for landfills, bad for wofatis
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mycoremediation inoculant at ecology action landfill cleanup site
mycoremediation inoculant at ecology action landfill cleanup site
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golden apple
golden apple
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of chaos
of chaos
 
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Today's my mom's birthday! Love you, mom! Happy birthday!

Here's some pictures from when I visited my mom in south texas back in february:
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Sweet potato
Sweet potato
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some kind of nice lizard?
some kind of nice lizard?
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subtropical flowers?
subtropical flowers?
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valley lemon tree
valley lemon tree
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paradisical
paradisical
 
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I'm almost sure that lizard is an anole. One of their common names is American chameleon. They change colors from dark brown all the way to a vivid green. The males also have a colorful orange flap of skin on their throat. We had the great fortune one year to have two males with territory close enough to see each other. They would perch on handy plants within sight of each other and flash that orange at each other. I don't know whether it was a territory display or just coincidence as they both showed off for the ladies at the same time.
 
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Yeah, that's an anole - I did my 7th grade science fair project on them.  There was no sciencing involved, more like I made a very nice zoo exhibit explaining how they changed colors.  Good enough for third place...

The subtropical flower looks like a Bougainvillea (boo-gun-vee-ya).

What's the population on the lab right now?  Seems like it could be high, with the PDC commencing...
 
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Gary Huntress wrote:Very cool spirally garden bed design!  I know what you mean about the bags of leaves. I, too, find it strange that people throw out their leaves and trimmings and then they go out and buy mulch and growing amendments. Hmmm ...(?)  I ask my neighbors for all their leaves and stuff, chop 'em up with my lawn mower, and then pile it thick on all my garden beds for the winter.  Now they're all full of big, fat, juicy, soil aerating, earthworms.  Time to plant!



OMG, I think I've discovered my people! I too have earned the name "onion lady" from the local neighborhood people that knowingly gave me permission to take their Home Depot bags off their hands. some have had to be sorted through but I'm sitting pretty with 15 bags of new tree mulch (down to 11 because I used them around all my newly planted fruit trees.

I just brought in a zucchini to the house last night and seriously wanted to walk over to each neighbor and say "see this?!?! this is because of your grass, leaves and tree branches. All I did was mix in some ubber crappy soil that was already there and now I have a prized crop that even makes Ron Jeremy (famous porn star for those of you with innocent minds) feel inadequate.

Zucchini video i took of my big whopper!
 
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The cob oven Kai et al. built looks pretty groovy. When shall the rest of the world get to see it?
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