Finished my #terrarium with my own personal collection of miniature creatures. Made everyone else at #cdexd jealous. ;) #foxtrot terrarium by #bobbibackwards aka #bobbikoller (at Christopher David)
Bottle by Kirsten Lepore, a 2010 stop-motion animated story about a transoceanic, message-in-a-bottle conversation and the emotions that come with it.
I will miss you #SanDiego! You are pretty, even when it rains. This isn’t #goodbye, this is #goodnight. #sunset #nofilter (at 187 mangano circle)
This is real. My brother and his friend stole it from a construction site, I was in the car when it happened. #speedlimit
#hostellinginternational logo #yarnart #stringart by #bobbikoller aka #bobbibackwards (at Hostelling International San Diego Downtown Hostel)
Project progress: #yarnart #stringart signage for #hostellinginternational by #bobbikoller aka #bobbibackwards (at Hostelling International San Diego Downtown Hostel)
More #foundobject #streetart #installationart by #bobbikoller aka #bobbibackwards #twigs #hi #lookaroundyou
More #painting progress on my mom’s X-mas present: the customized #adirondack #chair by #bobbikoller aka #bobbibackwards #furniture
Gallery of the oldest trees in the world
Trees are some of the longest-lived organisms on the planet. At least 50 trees have been around for more than a millenium, but there may be countless other ancient trees that haven’t been discovered yet.
Trees can live such a long time for several reasons. One secret to their longevity is their compartmentalized vascular system, which allows parts of the tree to die while other portions thrive. Many create defensive compounds to fight off deadly bacteria or parasites.
And some of the oldest trees on earth, the great bristlecone pines, don’t seem to age like we do. At 3,000-plus years, these trees continue to grow just as vigorously as their 100-year-old counterparts. Unlike animals, these pines don’t rack up genetic mutations in their cells as the years go by. […]
The world’s oldest individual tree lives 10,000 feet above sea level in the Inyo National Forest, California. A staggering 4,765 years old, this primeval tree was already a century old when the first pyramid was built in Egypt. The tree is hidden among other millennia-old Great Basin bristlecone pines in a grove called the Forest of Ancients. To protect the tree from vandalism, the forest service keeps its exact location secret, but this one looks like it could be Methuselah.