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Creating an air layering cutting for a room tree.

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  Having a small tree in a room, as a centerpiece, focal point, or accent, is a fairly simple and elegant interior design aspiration to implement, according to taste. It can give a room a formal feel, as an uncommon sort of feature that guests and visitors would encounter, at this point in time (Winter, 2021 A.D.). Whereas, in many climates, winter would ostensibly equate to a dormancy period in much of the vegetative plant growth and forestry, whether it be civic accommodations of plant life, lining the streets, or our nations’ local, state, or federal parks, here, in Los Angeles, CA, and in surrounding areas, we experience a fairly mild winter; here, the lows had recently gotten to about 46° Fahrenheit. This affords us an opportunity to appreciate a much broader range of plants, from all of the seven continents, with a specialty towards hosting plant life from sub-tropical and Mediterranean sorts of climate conditions.  As I was traversing the lands, here, in greater Los Angeles, rec

Scoring Appearances - You're more right, most of the time, yet when you're wrong, it's time to concede.

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I recently had an encounter of a chance nature over text message. A guy contacted me about a transaction that began, over craigslist, of which there had been scarcely any such thing going on, in my life, as far as craigslist goes. I was going to purchase a laptop from him, at a given price. When I showed up to meet him, though, he quoted me $400 over what I was expecting to pay, which was the scraping edge of my budget, set aside for the computer in question.  I couldn't purchase the computer, obviously, given the discrepancy. I was legitimately confused, but then again, I felt; "whatever. He's just saying that it's such and such price, and he figures something or other about it."  In Elizabeth Kübler-Ross' séminal work (in the field of psychology), the first stage of loss is disbelief. I didn't quite believe the guy was being genuine, or that I was unsober enough, from then, until the time I met him, after I'd traveled out a good distance to meet him,

Reblog from Google News: - a species of fish that farms algae has been found to farm shrimp as well, to help run their farm.

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I found this account of a charming fish to be endearing. The fish farms both algae and shrimp, and it defends its shrimp farm from intruders and predators.  https://theconversation.com/we-found-algae-farming-fish-that-domesticate-tiny-shrimp-to-help-run-their-farms-151615

Discovering: the in-hand, by-sight explanation of how algae grows, in comparison to "plants."

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 Albeit  in the literature, (earlier on), algae had been referred to as "plants," themselves,  Later understandings and publications on Phycology (the science and study of algae) came to recognize the organisms and phylum category of species as separate and distinct from plant life, as we commonly know it, whereas these primordial ocean and sea life precursors to plants, in their similarities, and differences, demonstrate arcane and scarcely documented (check out the date, it's winter of 2020 | 2021!) - the mobile device cameras, on the high-end iPad Pro and Pixel 4a (5G) are marvelous instruments of digital capture.  What eyes may have seen, once before, in former years, as best as they could see them; the mysteries and forma of algae, seaweed, and coralline sea life, were a wide crevasse of primordial simplicity, of some of the micro-organisms of algae, and whereas, formerly, access to high quality nutrients and growth medium materials may have been of a greater cost th

Reblog: Free Press Journal: Indore scientists back algae drug to combat COVID-19.

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Here's an inspiring article hailing some recent scientific findings pertaining to the study of algae as an antiviral, with potential to combat COVID-19, produced from a research establishment from central India: https://www.freepressjournal.in/indore/indore-scientists-back-algae-drug-to-combat-covid-19 Combatting viruses is a classic medical and scientific endeavor: as the economics of price elasticity of a viable cure, or preventative measure, for an illness such that is classified as a virus, some things come in to play:  Viruses, in a most basic sense, are living organisms that have evolved in superiority over adversity in lower animal kingdom etymologies'  battles of the consecration and consumption of filthy refuse, diseased and decaying organic matter (death, and disease, itself), and that it had found opportunistic gains in procuring prolific and robust numbers in autonomous host environments, whereas, in many cases, the human hand, of evil intention, as only humans have

Update on the red algae blooms growth: a lively well-formed bloom.

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It's been a few days since I "planted" this algae nursery, from out in Malibu and Topanga Beach, so I figured that itwas time to check on the progress of the algae. The water was quite warm; a promising sign that good biological processes were at hand. Here's my prize piece that I found, near the top of the plastic jug. It appears to havea richly diverse set of presentments and flourishes of Floridian-type leaflets, as well as some larger juicier structures, as well as node-like cells of what could be fibrous protein establishments on the algae.

From Twitter: @nybooks - some timely reviews of algae-related literature, and some anecdotes on life, given algae.

A nice, moderately quick read about some algae anecdote and book reviews.