PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!
IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!
Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes.
If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions
- Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.
- Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.
- If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.
- See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!
Extra note: if you live in Oregon, New Jersey, Michigan or New York and see one of these, call your state’s department of agriculture to report it, and trained professionals will come kill it before it can produce seeds and spread.
Frankly, if you see one in general, probably call your DOA and see if there’s a program in place.
Do not burn it, because the smoke will give you the same reaction.
If for some ungodly reason there isn’t a professional who can handle it for you (and please, please use a professional), the DOA of New York has [this guide] for how to deal with it yourself.
OH MY FUCK I HAVE THESE IN MY BACKYARD.
I found out this past week that these are in my yard. It’s not just me being a terrible gardener! My plants all died because this stuff killed them.
hyenadon asked: Hello friend!!! do you use fountain pens a lot? any advice??
I can’t say I do! I have one pen that is technically a fountain pen- A Tachikawa School G, but that’s the extent of my knowledge, pretty much. I think you’re supposed to try and use them at least once per week to keep it running well?
Maybe someone else who follows me will know!
Yes, time at last- The follower appreciation giveaway! I’ve been meaning to do this for a while- but I’m starting to realize there is much more in my ‘old art’ hoard than I remembered… So I guess we’ll be breaking this up into several small giveaways, starting with the oldest artwork first to get that out of the way. Some of this is from my first Artslam, actually- ‘daww. Look how far we’ve come!
The top four are original watercolor paintings, ranging from 5” x 7” to 2.5” x 3.5”, and I’m also including 8 prints of another watercolor painting. Those who win the originals will also get a copy of the print as a bonus - that makes for 12 possible winners!
Rules are as follows:
- The giveaway will run for one week, ending April 27th at 11:59pm CST. WInners will be determined by random number generation.
- Since this is a follower appreciation giveaway, you must follow me on at least one site to qualify (be it Tumblr, Weasyl, etc.) New followers do count!
- Reblogs count as your entry; up to one per day.
- Only one possible win per person. Multiple reblogs raise your chances of winning but you can still only come away with one!
If you win but fail to communicate within three weeks, the item will go back into a future giveaway. If you have a preference for a particular item, make it known in your reblog tags, and I’ll do my best- but I cannot make promises you’ll get your favorite!
Thanks a bunch, folks! I’m really glad to be able to return the support folks have given over the last few years, and I’m looking forward to producing plenty more work soon!
You have fan characters? You like to get pretty pictures of them? Then join the Fan Character Exchange, a monthly art exchange exclusively for fan characters! Any and every fandom is welcome, and there is no required skill level. Fun is mandatory however!
Hey guys! Miss the old days of fun art exchanges? This is something my friend is running and you should check it out!
Anonymous asked: What are some of the Oblivion mods you use?
Oblivion Character Overhaul is a must, it does a lot in helping Oblivion’s terrible potato face issues. Doesnt fix EVERYTHING but tbh its the best one ive seen and the only oblivion face/bod mod i’ve never had problems with
other than that the only other two musts for me are Unique Landscapes and Better Cities! However theres a good Alternate Start mod too that has a compatibility patch for better cities uwu.
I have also used CM partners before which works pretty well. I’ve also done Oscuros Oblivion Overhaul in the past and that was pretty good.
I have HEARD better dungeons is good and i plan to try it out soon (Oblivion suffers from having its dungeons being pretty cookie-cutter and that mod apparently helps a lot).
I’ve also done the follower mod Ruined-Tails-Tale in the past but that was AGES ago so I’m gonna replay it again and see how it holds up before I’d recommend it or not! uwu
Michael Grab has mastered the art of stone balancing. He explains how he does it. “The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of “tripod” for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. In the finer point balances, these clicks can be felt on a scale smaller than millimeters. Some point balances will give the illusion of weightlessness as the rocks look to be barely touching. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.”
Wire Bonsai by Ken To
Bonsai is a reflective art, but you could almost see yourself in the delicately wrapped copper wire that Ken uses to construct his miniature bonsai sculptures, which are available to purchase at rondei.
This guy’s done like 100 more of these since I originally posted this and it still blows my mind.