毬藻 its alive! this marimo is about 6 years old.
The bottom of Lake Akan in Hokkaido Japan is inhabited by miraculously spherical rare algae called “marimo.” In 1921 they were declared a “Japanese Natural Treasure” and the public’s interest in Marimo was stirred. Many Japanese have Marimo as pets in their homes and offices. They are beautifully soft and smooth like velvet and are very easy to care for.
Marimo are happiest when they are in filtered water.
Just change their water once a week.
Marimo like baths!
Sometimes you will see cloudy bits of filth clinging to the Marimo. Simply run the marimo under the kitchen sink and he will be clean and very thankful.
Marimo can thrive wonderfully in artificial light but they do NOT like direct sun light.
When you receive your Marimo it will probably float for a while on the surface, this is the Marimo’s natural way of getting lots of light and then once its had enough he will float down to the bottom.
In the waters of lake Akan the Marimo bounce around in the lakes current and the current helps them grow into their nice spherical shape so they like to be poked, and moved around. This also helps them get even lighting. its perfectly safe to hold Marimo. Marimo are great pets for children.
Marimo grow 5mm a year and live to be over 100!
Look no further, the Marimo i care for are the greenest and healthiest.
no chemicals are used in their aquarium.Is this real
Aaand I just bought some of these little guys.
For fuck’s sake, even algae is cute in Japan.
Postcard Giveaway #1 - Invermere Edition
The first contest of the summer is for a postcard from the beautiful Invermere, British Columbia, Canada. Depending on how many notes the post gets, up to 3 postcards will be given away, each with a personal message written inside from me. Here is how this week’s contest will work:
- Like or Reblog this post to be entered.
- The contest will be open for 48 hours, closing at 6PM ET on Wednesday, May 15.
- Once the contest closes, I will count the number of notes and randomly select 3 numbers from this website.
- I will then go back to the list of notes, count up by the number randomly chosen, and if that person is following me, they are the winner.
- If the blog selected is not following me, I will select a new number and repeat the process until 3 winners are selected.
- If there are less than 50 notes, I will give away 1 postcard; less than 100 notes, I’ll give away 2; if there is over 100 notes, I will give away 3 postcards.
As I said on the weekend, this will be the first of multiple contests running throughout the summer, each with a different set of rules and ways to win. This will definitely be the easiest contest to win, however, as future contests will likely require some kind of participation by you. Good luck and stay tuned to hear the winners in 48 hours.
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BEST STORY EVER: Alison Brie And Danny Pudi Can’t Hold It In Anymore
These two are fearless.
Every time I do something even remotely in the area of adulthood, I get inordinately proud of myself. ”Hey self, you remembered to feed yourself and buy toilet paper. You can walk a little taller.”
If grandmothers around the world had a rallying cry, it would probably sound something like “You need to eat!”
Photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s grandmother said something similar to him before one of his many globetrotting work trips. To ensure he had at least one good meal, she prepared for him a dish of ravioli before he departed on one of his adventures.
“In that occasion I said to my grandma ‘You know, Grandma, there are many other grandmas around the world and most of them are really good cooks,” Galimberti wrote via email. “I’m going to meet them and ask them to cook for me so I can show you that you don’t have to be worried for me and the food that I will eat!’ This is the way my project was born!”
The project, “Delicatessen With Love”, took Galimberti to 58 countries where he photographed grandmothers with both the ingredients and finished signature dishes.
He acted as photographer and stylist during each shoot with the grandmothers, taking a portrait of both the women and the food they made for him.
From top to bottom:
Inara Runtule, 68, Kekava, Latvia. Silke (herring with potatoes and cottage cheese).
Grace Estibero, 82, Mumbai, India. Chicken vindaloo.
Susann Soresen, 81, Homer, Alaska. Moose steak.
Serette Charles, 63, Saint-Jean du Sud, Haiti. Lambi in creole sauce.
The photographer’s grandmother Marisa Batini, 80, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. Swiss chard and ricotta Ravioli with meat sauce.
Normita Sambu Arap, 65, Oltepessi (Masaai Mara), Kenya. Mboga and orgali (white corn polenta with vegetables and goat).
Julia Enaigua, 71, La Paz, Bolivia. Queso Humacha (vegetables and fresh cheese soup).
Fifi Makhmer, 62, Cairo, Egypt. Kuoshry (pasta, rice and legumes pie).
Isolina Perez De Vargas, 83, Mendoza, Argentina. Asado criollo (mixed meats barbecue).
Bisrat Melake, 60, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Enjera with curry and vegetables.
[ I was going to post a long rant about some arrogant yoga girl who insists people are ignorant for using olive oil to cook and should not eat fish or drink milk or eat cheese because of all sorts of problematic food issues, instead I said, let me focus on those who celebrate food. If you still want to see the link of the article she was waving on her Facebook, there you go. Privileged white people…ugh]
Nothing like a grandma’s cooking. :)
Bing Lee being a nice guy
I absolutely understand everyone fawning over Darcy, but my heart belongs to Bing. Look at this adorable dork. Those arms!