submission by theeternalhouse:
A very Rivenesque castle renovation; had me scanning the photos for a glimpse of Gehn.
Wow- we couldn’t agree more! This is the Sigmundskron castle renovation by architect Werner Tscholl, located in South Tyrol, Italy.
Just about any herb you can grow will dry well in the oven. Clip herbs for drying before they flower and early in the morning right after the dew is off. The exception is dill, which should be harvested after the seeds have developed. Oven drying is best begun early in the day.
Harvest the herbs when mature but before they’ve begun to flower, as the flowering takes strength from the leaves. The most potent leaves are found at the ends of the stems, and they decrease in strength as you get closer to the stem.
Throw away any discolored or dead leaves. Remove the leaves from the stems and place in a single layer on each tray and place each tray on an oven rack. Be sure there’s room for the air to circulate around each leaf. Place the racks in the oven.
Prop the oven door open so that the air can circulate, but keep an eye on the thermometer so that the temperature remains between 140°F and 160°F. (You can speed up the process a bit if you have a small electric fan to set up so that the stream of air blows into the oven.)
Once you’ve got everything nicely settled, set the timer for 30 minutes.
When the timer buzzes, rotate the racks. Move each rack down one space and put the bottom rack on the top. Reset the timer. Each time you check you repeat this process so that every rack will have equal time. This will correct for any temperature differences inside the oven. You can also take this opportunity to turn the food over so it dries more evenly.
Repeat step 4 until the herbs are completely dried, about 2 to 4 hours (times vary depending on the herb).
info idiotsguides.com,pics mine
Bee-eater - as the name suggests eats large proportion of their diet made up of bees and wasps. Unusual characteristics of the Bee-eater are the tendency of in-flight prey capture instead of land or perch based static bee or insect hunting. The captured bee or wasp gets slammed against the nearby wood or branch to get rid for the stinger and drain venom.
all i want is just to be the object of somebody’s girl crush.
Designer: Maximo Riera
My dumb etsy shop has a 14k gold #shamrock charm just in time for St Patricks Day, it’s like a dream come true!!!!! 🍀🍺✨
Haute Couture alphabet: Elie Saab s/s 2014
i just sucked in all the air in this room
An example and detail of beetlewing embroidery made in the 1880s in the Hobart School for Mussulman Girls in Madras, India. The design is stitched in gold thread on black muslin net. The wing cases are from Jewel Beetles which shed them naturally throughout their lives. Clothing and accessories containing beetlewing embroidery became extremely fashionable during the Victorian period.