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CJ is an artist from Fort Worth, Texas who posts on Tumblr under the name falln2fade. He uses various methods to produce 2D images that he uses as texture maps on 3D objects. For animations, he either animates the map along one or two axis or cycles through the colour spectrum on a rendered still image.

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Thanks for the feature, cross-connect!
You made this girl’s day.

libutron
libutron:

Mexican Climbing Salamander - Bolitoglossa mexicana
Bolitoglossa mexicana (Plethodontidae) is a lungless salamander with large body, long tail, nearly fully-webbed hands and feet, and usually having striking color patterns of tan to bright yellow, orange, or reddish spots, bands, and stripes on a black ground color.
Bolitoglossa mexicana is considered a complex of several cryptic forms, so the taxonomic status of this species is likely to change in the near future.
The Mexican Climbing Salamander occurs in southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. Other common names are: Mexican Mushroomtongue Salamander, Black-and-Gold Salamander, Galliwasp, Salamanquesa.
References: [1] - [2] 
Photo credit: ©wildmttrail18 | Locality: Cusuco National Park, Honduras (2006)

libutron:

Mexican Climbing Salamander - Bolitoglossa mexicana

Bolitoglossa mexicana (Plethodontidae) is a lungless salamander with large body, long tail, nearly fully-webbed hands and feet, and usually having striking color patterns of tan to bright yellow, orange, or reddish spots, bands, and stripes on a black ground color.

Bolitoglossa mexicana is considered a complex of several cryptic forms, so the taxonomic status of this species is likely to change in the near future.

The Mexican Climbing Salamander occurs in southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. Other common names are: Mexican Mushroomtongue Salamander, Black-and-Gold Salamander, Galliwasp, Salamanquesa.

References: [1] - [2

Photo credit: ©wildmttrail18Locality: Cusuco National Park, Honduras (2006)

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whatanicelittlesucculent:

Last week I visited the Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers.  I took the Metro North and walked up quite a hill to get there, and it was worth it!  The gardens have really beautiful views.  It is a small property compared to the botanical gardens I have been visiting, so it didn’t take long for me to see everything, but it’s the kind of place that makes you want to stop and stay awhile, I brought a book and enjoyed reading on benches throughout the gardens.  There were a handful of succulents, but overall a nice mix of different plants (marigolds were in abundance when I visited).  The architecture was beautiful (the water feature in the walled garden was a favorite).  Some of the garden areas feel like ruins, with columns still standing, but their former states have been lost.  The gardens are located in an unusual area, surrounded by medical buildings, but stepping into the walled garden you feel like you have entered into a very special place.  The grounds have a lot of potential and I hope that the idea is to preserve as well as to rebuild some of the areas to their former states.  A lovely day trip.

Check out their lovely tumblr page here.