ericeugenius Let's go camping. 6d

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ericeugenius Copper oxidises in the same manner that iron rusts, except it creates these beautiful blue and green colours (azurite and malachite) I took this picture of the stones at the top of the Bonanza Mine Trail, just short of 7,000 feet elevation, outside of McCarthy, Alaska. I wish that everyone I knew and loved were up there with me to look over the green/blue mountain top at the glacier and towering ridges in the distance. I like this texture because of the incredible memories it brings up and because of it's seemingly alien quality –it is in fact just as connected to this planet as myself. @thetexturologist this photo came to mind immediately when I saw your contest post, thanks for giving me a good reason to post one of my favourite pictures! Your feed is inspiring. #texturology #texturologycontest 🌎🌍We live in a pretty awesome world, get out there and Explore. 1w

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ericeugenius I found this agate in Kenai, Alaska on my birthday. It has a honey like colour (when not held in the prism-light) If you look closely you can see the rings in the mineral that resemble the growth rings on a tree. 1w

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ericeugenius Crazy that 34 weeks ago this is what my shamrocks looked like. Had no clue if they would even sprout. See previous post for a comparison! So neat seeing the little seeds grow up 2w
  •   danstek22 They look like butterfly eggs 2w
  •   ericeugenius You're right, I was trying to figure out what they reminded me of. Funny, the plant is also known as "butterfly plant" because it's leaves resemble butterfly wings and open in the morning and close at night. @danstek22 2w
  •   danstek22 Wow! How funny 2w

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ericeugenius When you have as many plants in the house as I do it's not so uncommon to misplace one. I just realised that the other shamrock seed did sprout, and here it is with its purple sibling –It was growing in a pot with one of my palms and wasn't too close to the light, which is probably why it's so spindly. I have it in it's own tea cup now and it's happily opening its leaves for some sun on the windowsill Both of these plants sprouted from seeds pollinated between a green shamrock and a purple, both seeds matured on the purple shamrock and yet they turned out quite different from one another. Time will tell if they have any new traits
#oxalistriangularis#falseshamrock
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  •   garden_nh Awesome 2w
  •   ericeugenius :) thanks! @garden_nh 2w
  •   colieravioli324 Cute! @ktmacmacmac reminds me of your little tobasco sprouty :) 2w
  •   smalljinx it'll look great as ground coverage if you need it. 2w
  •   the_dusty_whale If only we had massive greenhouses to experiment with selective breeding! Awesome results though! I have crossed a bunch of my Christmas cacti have you tried starting one of them from seed? 2w
  •   ericeugenius Ahh if only! I crossed several of mine this year, waiting to see if it produces fruit. I haven't tried starting them from seed, I have three berries on one plant that have been on there for three years! I ought to get some going @the_dusty_whale 1w

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ericeugenius Missing those summer days spent barefoot in my garden with my hands buried in the soil. 2w

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ericeugenius It's my brother's birthday today. Spending three months on the road together this summer made me realise what an awesome friend I've had all this time. Took this picture above McCarthy, Alaska after hiking up 4,800 ft. to the old copper mine. One of my favourite shots. Love you Eddie! I know you are having the time of your life in Thailand right now. 3w
  •   tango68 Happy Birthday Eric's brother!! :) Fab shot, Eric! 3w
  •   jschrijn Happy birthday to your brother 3w

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ericeugenius I'm forever in awe of the beauty that surrounds us in this world. Here is a throwback to one of my first hikes in Alaska. This ptarmigan was sitting just below the top of the mountain, and she was kind enough to let me take a few pictures. I was only a couple feet away from her when I took this shot. I don't know why she didn't fly away but it touched my heart getting to be so close to a creature so beautiful. It is here, in nature, that I find God- and that's where I am truly grateful. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Would love to have some comments from you of what you are thankful for today (and every day) 4w
  •   tango68 What a perfect shot, Eric! 4w
  •   jabelico This is IN~credible..what a true blessing! 3w
  •   ericeugenius Thank you @tango68 ! 3w
  •   ericeugenius @jabelico It was surreal. It was a dream photo opportunity, and getting to be so close to such a beautiful creature (: 3w
  •   traveldrive Youre photos...can be considered documentary photo journalism...so good. One day, when me and my dude found our wildlife reservation...id love to hire you. 3w
  •   traveldrive Seriously. 3w
  •   ericeugenius Please do not hesitate to contact me the day that happens nothing I love more than getting out in nature @traveldrive 2w
  •   smalljinx She's beautiful. 2w

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ericeugenius Saw this butterfly resting on the summit of the mountain. I guess it's just as tiring flying to the top :P 4w

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ericeugenius Wasn't the most stunning reef but still such a pleasure to get in the water :) staying longer next time! 1mon

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ericeugenius Swift sunset. Salty, warm breeze. Aloe on parched skin. Sea foam; Blue ocean. Bahamas. 1mon

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ericeugenius love grows 1mon

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ericeugenius This is where I belong.. Thanks for capturing the moment 😙 @kyra_hutt 1mon

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ericeugenius Don't worry, this little fishy survived the photo shoot. In fact, I actually saved it's life. I was walking down the trail when I saw something shiny wriggling in the shallow water. There was a slender, larger fish holding this one in it's jaws -about to have some lunch. I coaxed the fish closer with a branch and then grabbed for it. The second I touched its slippery scales it was gone, and in it's mad dash to escape it released this little one, sending it flying into my lap. The spirited little fish was doing just fine; close call but no harm done I love how nature is always surprising me. These are the kind of things that make me happy🌎🌍 1mon

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ericeugenius I saw little caterpillars on my fennel plant and decided I'd try and raise them indoors since it's getting chilly. I am amazed at how fast they grew! I'm kicking myself for not taking pictures throughout the process.. When I first found them they looked like little bird turds, about two centimetres in length. They shed their skin as they grew, taking on a new appearance each time until they reached the last phase. I kind of just let nature do it's thing so I let the caterpillars search for the ideal location to form a chrysalis when they were ready- meaning they wandered around my house until they found a spot they liked. Funny how this caterpillar found it's sibling and decided to string up right next to it! Butterflies in a couple weeks, hopefully 2mon
  •   fishingchick8 You can do it! @ericeugenius I raised a bunch of monarchs. I built a cage, put milkweed in for food and sticks for them to build cocoons. I came home and one had broke out and was sitting on the outside of the cage! I released them when their wings were dry! One of the best experiences I've had! 2mon
  •   ericeugenius Ahhh I would love to care for some monarchs :) I can't believe I haven't done this before! They are so simple, just give them food and they seem happy @fishingchick8 2mon
  •   lauradposs Awesome @ericeugenius! I look forward to seeing two butterflies in your house! 2mon
  •   gopro_nikon is it love at first sight? 2mon
  •   ericeugenius Haha I hope so! I might get another generation of caterpillars😛 @gopro_nikon 1mon

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ericeugenius Family photo! Don't know how many of you remember this, but about eight months back I cross-pollinated my green and purple oxalis triangularis (false shamrock) and got two seeds. One of them sprouted and is happily growing daily on my windowsill. I'm very excited to see how it looks in another eight months 2mon

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ericeugenius 😛 2mon

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ericeugenius Discovered my reflexion in nature's seeing-glass todayThis pond becomes a perfect mirror on calm days. 2mon

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ericeugenius Been a while since I caught a rooftop sunset 2mon

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