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Perhaps it would have been better had I started out growing non-succulent plants. For a while, I’ve been wondering why my Pelargonium ‘Prince Rubert’ has been unable to retain leaves. This gives it a very nice bonsai look, but still leaves me concerned. New leaves constantly pop up all along the stems, only to turn brown in a few days and fall off.

Only today did I decide to google the issue a bit and, behold! Not enough water! The poor guy has been starving for about 3 years like that. Oof.

Other than plant things, life is going well. Classes, a judgement after an interview, and rain approach. I’m looking forward to the rain the most, since it means I can drag Colin to a forest to see what mycological wonders we might behold. Happily it’s not for a few days, which will give his feet some time to rest. His job is pretty fast paced I’ve been told!

14 09 2014   2 notes   #journal

I have internet, but Colin and I have to share an cable for a little while. So I’m back, but only kind of.

It’s been an interesting several days! But we’re settled into our apartment well enough. It’s quiet enough, which is nice. I’ve also had a temporary job working at the Oregon State Arthropod Collection! Just moved a ton of drawers full of bugs since they just got a bunch of new cabinets. Cool stuff!

Colin actually got hired before me, which I’m extremely proud of him for. Like, it’s been a little over two weeks, and BAM. Jeez. That kid. And here I thought it was going to be easy pickings.

Hmm… not much else… a lot of my plants got burned when I left them outside, but it’s okay. And I’ve been bicycling a ton, which has been interesting. Gunna get calves, definitely. Also, nobody apparently eats the apples from their apple trees, so a bunch of the roads smell like vinegar. Bluh.

09 09 2014   1 note   #journal

No internet til Sept 9, see you then.

30 08 2014   3 notes  

tagged by psarius, dangit

1. What’s your name?: Shelby

2. When is your bday?: December 11

3. Where are you from?: Colorado

4. Have a crush?: I crushed him into a boyfriend

5. What’s your favorite color?: Fishing lures sparkling underwater

6. Write something in caps: TODAY’S THE DAY

7. Got a favorite band/artist?: Radiohead

8. Favorite number: 42

9. Favorite drink?: Water

10. Tag 5 people: No, they’re not for sale.

26 08 2014   1 note   #gpoy

The mycology tag is really starting to pick up again… and a man was selling fresh picked Lobster Tails (Hypomyces lactifluorum) at the local farmer’s market last week…aaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAHHH

I wanna go out mushroominggggg ;A; but I gotta pack and stuff so I can’tttt.

Luckily Corvallis has more easily accessible forests for doing so in, but it’s still a bit of a ways away for someone without a vehicle. Not eleven frickin’ miles, but still a ways.

I should probably get a foraging buddy asap too… Colin doesn’t mind hiking, but I don’t think he’d be up for it as often as I will be. I would love going alone, but y’know, I shouldn’ttttt, safetyyyy, blah blah blah.

With any luck, I’ll be able to squeeze into the mycology course at OSU. Probably won’t happen since I’m so late to register, but here’s hoping!!

24 08 2014   1 note   #contemplating going into mycology #but I don't want an agri job #I don't know why #I just don't #can I just travel the world #and take pictures of fungi #and discover new ones #yayayyayayaya let's do it #journal



Ugg. It is still happening.

and it still hurts to watch….

At least these ones can photosynthesize. But they will look very stupid as they get taller since the color won’t be in any of the new spines.

23 08 2014   31 notes   #why don't they just use fake plants at this point #really

Has anyone noticed that the frequency of ad posts on tumblr has slowly increased over time.

22 08 2014   17 notes  


Found a huge thicket of these plants growing under the bird feeder outside my house.  Any idea what they could be?

I originally thought they might turn into sunflowers, since that’s the main bird seed we use, but now that they’ve sprung up these little vines of buds, that obviously isn’t the case.

kihaku-gato, this looks up your alley. Any idea?

21 08 2014   10 notes   #They're like tiny fairy flowers


Does anybody know what this plant could be? It was a bush and it looked cool.

Lonicera involucrata aka Bearberry Honeysuckle

21 08 2014   3 notes  


I had a mix of “old fashion garden” seeds, and this came out (surrounded by a strawberry plant). Any guesses for its name?

Some kind of Nigella aka Love-In-A-Mist, probably. Though, this one doesn’t have many petals like most I’ve seen. 

21 08 2014   3 notes  

We got an apartment.

I didn’t remember to think about plants when we looked at it so idk who all I can bring but, we got an apartment. Woo!

19 08 2014   4 notes   #victory


Hello! I am a mushroom that rather suddenly appeared in a houseplant the other day! What am I? How did I get here? Am I dangerous? What the fuck?

Leucocoprinus birnbaumii, aka flowerpot parasol. From what I gather, it’s not dangerous to you or your plant, but it is poisonous so don’t eat it.

18 08 2014   3 notes   #I personally would spread the spores around #in other pots #cuz I think it's cute


I think tumblr has left a lot of us emotionally stunted. This is a great community for empowerment, catharsis, or coping, but those things aren’t recovery in and of themselves. Comparatively, they’re easy when compared to the painful self-reflection and real-world…

(Source: dion-thesocialist, via edible-nightmares)

15 08 2014   27,330 notes   #yup

Done iscribblin’ alone

13 08 2014   2 notes  

Anyone with an iscribble account wanna doodle it up with me?

13 08 2014   2 notes