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Amazing Plant Sculptures In Mosaiculture Festival in Montreal, Canada

Flowers are beautiful on their own, or used to create something else entirely. A whole wide range of plants are necessary in order to create a sculpture like the one above–with deer running to and fro, horses galloping through water, and a goddess-like giant Zen at the center of it all. You see can this incredible plant-based creation at the Mosaiculture Festival in Montreal, Canada.
“Land of Hope” is the theme being celebrated at this years plant sculpture festival. The theme is subjective to many meanings, but at its heart is meant to spread awareness about the importance of taking care of our planet. In order for these gorgeous, detailed, and unmatched sculptures to exist over one million plants are necessary. In order to keep our planet populated with greenery, we must reconsider how we are treating the planet on a daily basis.
Check out these incredible creations, which include upwards of 800,000 different plants carefully combined together to look like something else entirely.
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Home Gutter Maintenance
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Stained walls: After a rainy day, if you see streaks of dirt or unusual stains under your gutters, then chances are that the water is running over, bringing dirt along with it, as it has nowhere else to go. 3. Larger than usual puddles: The whole point of gutters is to take the water away from your house. If you see big puddles around your home, it could be a sign that the gutters are no longer taking that water away! 4. Birds and other animals: What do birds use to make their nests? Twigs? Leaves? Exactly, and a dirty gutter is full of both of them! So if you see a lot of birds coming and going from your gutters, especially around nesting season, you can be assured that your gutters need cleaning! What about other animals? They might not make the same nests, but many rodents will love to bunk down in a leaf bed! And what do rodents attract? Snakes, another good reason to clean your gutters! 5. Roof garden: If you see that flowers and other plants are sprouting from your roof guttering, the chances are that it's time for a clean! Why? Rotten leaves and other natural debris like dust make good makeshift compost. Compost and water = the perfect environment for your new roof garden! How often should gutters be cleaned? This is a more difficult question to answer. What if I asked you how long is a piece of string? (Twice as long as half its length, but that's for a more philosophical article!) Generally speaking, gutters need to be cleaned twice a year, but certain factors, like if you have overhanging trees, will mean you need to clean your gutters a lot more often! What happens if you don't clean your gutters? It might seem like a trivial matter, but if left uncleaned, it can cause significant problems! 1. It can cause foundation damage. In addition, heavy rains falling on the same stop will soften the soil and even erode the soil surrounding your foundations. This will cause cracks to appear. In the colder areas where it freezes, those cracks can fill with water, which will cause much more problems! 2. Trapped water + wooden building are a recipe for disaster! The dampness can cause the wood to root, weakening the structure. It can also allow rodents and other vermin to enter your house. 3. Creepy crawlies. The same rotten, humid debris that can make you a not so lovely roof garden can also attract all kinds of insects. Of course, if the weather changes for the worse, they'll look for a dry place to hide out, which will probably be inside your house! But that's the least of your insect worries! Insects like termites and carpenter ants are also are attracted to the rotten leaves, and once they've finished the starter, they will probably move on to the main course, your lovely wooden walls, windows, etc. 4. Roof and basement leaks. The excess water has to go somewhere, and that might be your roof space or even your basement! 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You must also make sure that the ladder won't be leaning on the gutter, which could cause it to crack or push it out of place. And as we said before, make sure your ladder is safe and won't slip while you're working. 3. Slowly but surely, remove all debris from the gutter. Be careful not to use anything that might damage the gutter as you're cleaning it. You can buy specialised tools, but you can use an old rubber spatula from the kitchen. • TIP: You might want to place something on the floor below where you will be working, making cleaning up more straightforward once you've clean the gutters. 4. Once all the solid and semi-solid material has been removed, rinse the gutters with water, preferably using a hosepipe. Doing this will also help you find any leaks. 5. Does anything need repairing? Sagging or loose gutters? Leaks? Maybe water damage in the roof itself? 6. Once everything is in tiptop working order, you'll need to clean all the mess you will have made on the floor below. 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10 Fascinating Train Routes Across The World
The history of rail transport dates back nearly 500 years. Many railroads that passes through wonderful landscapes have until recently been a popular form of passenger transport. But with the invention of planes, these beautiful and sometimes treacherous routes are usually transformed into a tourist attractions. 1. Konkan Railway, India The Konkan Railway is a railway line which runs along the Konkan coast of India. It runs from Thokur, near Mangalore in Karnataka to Roha railway station in Maharashtra through Goa, along the west coast of India and Western Ghats. The Konkan railway experience is enriching for both domestic and foreign tourists. The travelers can experience breathtaking views - Arabian Sea beaches, gushing waterfalls, distant mountains, are a few examples of the landscapes that a Konkan Railway traveler will experience while on way to Goa from Mumbai. Foreigners have a great experience if they take Konkan railways either from Goa to Mumbai or vice versa. Besides enjoying the beautiful Indian landscapes, they can also experience travelling by Indian railways. link Indian Railways is an icon for Indian culture. People from diverse regions of India travel in the same train and so one can get the glimpse of the varied cultures and traditions of India. 2. Rocky Mountaineer, Canada Rocky Mountaineer offers over 45 Canadian vacation packages and four unique rail routes - three train journeys through British Columbia and Alberta to Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Calgary, and one train excursion from Vancouver to Whistler. This world-renowned, luxurious train travels by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada's West and is the best way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies. In 2013, Rocky Mountaineer introduces a new three-day rail route, Coastal Passage, connecting Seattle to the Canadian Rockies. Rocky Mountaineer was awarded the "World's Leading Travel Experience by Train" in 2005, 2006 and 2007 at the World Travel Awards, has been listed among the "World's Top 25 Trains" since 2005 by The Society of International Railway Travelers, and was recognized by National Geographic Magazine as one of the "World’s Best Journeys" in 2007. The Society of American Travel Writers, the world’s largest organization of professional travel journalists and photographers, rated the Rocky Mountaineer as the world's top train ride in 2009. [link1, link2] 3. Argo Gede Train Railroad, Indonesia There are two train services plying the Jakarta-Bandung route: the Parahyangan Express and the executive class Argo Gede. link The three hour journey to Bandung on the Argo Gede is an especially comfortable ride. The journey takes you through an amazingly lush landscape of mountains and valleys. The train runs steadily on tracks elevated above plunging valleys, across a delightful vista of tea plantations, paddy fields, cascading streams and pastoral villages. [link] 4. Jungfrau Railway, Switzerland This unique round-trip by modern cogwheel railway takes you first to Kleine Scheidegg, altitude 2061 metres (6760 ft), at the foot of the notorious Eiger North Wall. From here the Jungfrau Railway climbs to the station at Eigergletscher , well known for its mountain restaurant and polar dog kennels. The trip continues through the Eiger tunnel to the stations at Eigerwand and Eismeer, with a five minute halt at each. Tourists can enjoy spectacular sightseeing through large observation windows hewn from solid Alpine rock. And then the arrival on the Jungfraujoch (col), in the heart of a glorious glacier world on the very roof of Europe! Superb views extend as far as the summits of the Vosges Mountains in France and the Black Forest in Germany. 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The train has three types of accommodation on board, the smallest being a Pullman, at 76 square feet (7 sq m); the largest being the Royal Suite, which is half a train car, and 172 square feet (16 sq m). All types of cabins have ensuite shower, sink and toilet. The Royal also has a Victorian-style bathtub. The train combine the golden age of rail travel with modern conveniences, creating an unforgettable extravagant elegance of a bygone era. 6. Kuranda Scenic Railway, Australia The Kuranda Scenic Railway is a name for the railway line that runs from Cairns, Queensland, Australia to the nearby town of Kuranda. The tourist railway snakes its way up the Macalister Range and is no longer used for regular commuter services. It passes through the suburbs of Stratford, Freshwater (stopping at Freshwater Station) and Redlynch before reaching Kuranda. The line is used for some freight services and other passenger services, such as The Savannahlander. The railway is 37 km (23 mi) in length. It takes about one and three quarters of an hour to climb one way. The tropical gardens Kuranda rail station are a well-known attraction in the area. Downhill the line cuts through the Barron Gorge National Park. The tourist train stops at a lookout, with a sweeping view of Barron Falls. A number of smaller waterfalls are passed, including Stoney Creek Falls, just metres from the train. As the train travels up and down, a detailed commentary of the railway's construction is provided. 7. Outeniqua Choo Tjoe, South Africa The Outeniqua Choo Tjoe was the last remaining continually-operated passenger steam train in Africa, ending operation in June 2009. The railway was completed in 1928, and links the towns of George and Knysna in the Western Cape, South Africa. The 3 hour journey also stops in the towns of Wilderness, Goukamma, and Sedgefield. The scenic 67-kilometre (42 mi) route hugs the rugged coastline of the Garden Route before ending by crossing a bridge over the lagoon in Knysna. It was declared an officially preserved railway in 1992, carrying about 40,000 passengers per year at the time. A decade later, it carried 115,000 passengers per year, 70% of whom were foreign tourists. 8. Albula-Bernina Railway Line, Switzerland Albula-Bernina Railway Line is operated by Rhaetian Railway - a Swiss transport company, that owning the largest network of all the private railways in Switzerland. The best known trains operating on the Albula/Bernina Railway are the Glacier Express and the Bernina Express. The Bernina Express is a train connecting Chur (or Davos) in Switzerland with Poschiavo and Tirano in Italy by crossing the Swiss Alps. For most of its journey, the train also passes along and through the World Heritage Site known as the Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina Landscapes. The Glacier Express crossing the Landwasser Viaduct The Glacier Express travels from Zermatt to Davos or St. Moritz in around seven hours.The Glacier Express, which has been operating since 1930, is billed as "the world's slowest express train" and averages 36 km/h (22 mph). The trip on the Glacier Express is a 7½ hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass on the highest point at 2,033 m (6,670 ft) in altitude. The Albula line and the Bernina line on the Bernina Express route were jointly declared a World Heritage Site in 2008. The trip on the Bernina Express through this World Heritage Site is a four-hour railway journey across 196 bridges, through 55 tunnels and across the Bernina Pass on the highest point at 2,253 metres (7.390 ft) in altitude. The Bernina Railway built the Bernina line between 1908 and 1910, and then operated it independently until the 1940s, when the Rhaetian Railway took it over. The Bernina Express uses gradients of 7% to negotiate the difference in height of about 1800 meters (5.900 ft) from the summit at Ospizio Bernina to Tirano. 9. Chemin de Fer de La Mure, France The Chemin de Fer de La Mure (the Mure railway) is a tourist railway in the department Isère near the city of Grenoble, France. Following threats of closure in the mid-s1970s, the line was saved by an oil crisis, getting the chance of a further life to become one of the finest tourist railways in Europe with spectacular views over dams and lakes, and mountain scenery. It can be reached easily by road from Grenoble, or by trains on the SNCF line towards Gap. 10. Conway Scenic Railroad, USA The Conway Scenic Railroad is a heritage railway in North Conway, New Hampshire. The railroad operates over two historic railway routes: a line from North Conway to Conway that was formerly part of the Conway Branch of the Boston and Maine Railroad, and a line from North Conway through Crawford Notch to Fabyan that was once part of the Mountain Division of the Maine Central Railroad. link The Conway line is owned by Conway Scenic and the Mountain Division is owned by the State of New Hampshire. Russ Seybold is owner and president of the Conway Scenic. The railroad's main terminal is located in historic downtown North Conway in the Mount Washington valley. The station complex has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979. [link] Bonus: Chennai-Rameswaram Route, India link The only way to reach the Island of Rameswaram at the southern coast of India is through a dangerous path, The Chennai-Rameswaram route. link The Rameswaram runs along the southern coast of India crossing the Ramaswaram sea bridge over the Indian Ocean. Because of the strong prevailing winds, it can take over fifteen minutes to pass and has been the scene of many unfortunate accidents
Kris @ the 2016 NBA Celebrity All-star Game 😃🙌
Omg you just don't know how happy & excited I was when I first found out he was going to be in the NBA all-star game!! xD I totally watched it, I had too! I'm so proud of Kris, he's going places and he's just getting even more successful and known :) SM fudged up! lol but anyway I'm glad he had fun out there and played his best. I cheered him on hardcore throughout the whole game, screaming and fangirling lol I even hurt my toe in the process lol he made some lay-ups, I was so proud :) Canada won, that's awesome xD I mean I enjoyed the whole game even though USA lost sadly but I still had fun watching definitely Wu baby ^__^ He was on my TV screen cRiEs xD I couldn't control my feels at all it was everywhere! lol ❤❤ awws look his fans were there of course :) CR TO THE OWNER OF THESE PICTURES :) Kris.. you looked so cool out there ❤ The last picture though lol wth.... Did you kitties watch the game or nah? @mercii @kpopandkimchi @ercurrent @thepinkprincess @roxy1903 @yongsongmi @sarangseoltang @nnatalieg @allobaber @creetheotaku @poojas @lextay327 @johnevans @veronicaartino @deniecesuit @beckah1327 @mellyortiz @nicolejolly @drummergirl691 @crystalguerra @carleB @eliseB @raquelarredondo @erinee @sarahdarwish @xxygxx @jennyyang143 @geetanjalirao @toppdogg @donnalykaroxas @aegyoxprincess @ninjamidori @hayleyyates @ayannawelch @yaya12 @ladeda7 @maddie27 @danamichelle @brisalopez @aliciazitting88 @sashalove @shadowcyrmbbcl @neoisrealo @taisa @sabrinasakura @kpossible4250
Mai Chau tourism - Vietnam and memorable experiences
Overcoming the steep bends in Thung Khe, Thung Nhuoi... you will admire the beauty of mountains and trees on the way to Mai Chau, Hoa Binh. About 140 km from the center of Hanoi, Mai Chau conquers tourists with the "fragrant sticky rice season" gradually appearing under the new sunshine, peaceful scenery. Ống thép luồn dây điện imc. Mai Chau in the ripe rice season When is the best season to travel to Mai Chau? Every season, Mai Chau is beautiful in its own way. February to April is spring, the flowers bloom, the weather is warm and quite pleasant. Mai Chau's landscape changes throughout the summer. May and June are the rice season, the yellow color of ripe rice covers the valley. July is the rainy season. August to October is the most beautiful season to travel to Mai Chau, enjoy the autumn weather in the sunshine pouring honey on the rice fields. At the end of October, the valley turns yellow when it is time to harvest. From November to January next year is the season of apricot and plum blossoms in the valley. How to travel by motorbike or car You can ride a motorbike, self-driving car to experience the feeling of freedom, or catch a bus from Yen Nghia bus station, My Dinh. The road is beautiful and easy to go because it is not too winding and dangerous. If you are a beginner, the Hanoi - Mai Chau route is very suitable. 1, Motorbike  You can choose one of these two routes: Route 1 is 140 km long, if you ride a motorbike: Nguyen Trai - Quang Trung - Ba La - Chuc Son - Xuan Mai, Luong Son - Ky Son, Hoa Binh - Cao Phong, Tan Lac - Thung Khe Pass - Mai Chau. Route 2 is 150 km long, if you go by car: Thang Long Avenue (Trung Hoa Tunnel) - Xuan Mai - Luong Son - Ky Son, Hoa Binh - Cao Phong, Tan Lac - Thung Khe Pass - Mai Chau. 2, Car If you take a bus, you stop at Tong Dau junction and then get off to catch a motorbike taxi for another 5 km to the center of Mai Chau town. Bus tickets cost about 80,000 - 140,000 VND per person. In the afternoon, the Mai Chau - Hanoi bus has many trips in the morning, the earliest is 5:30 am and the latest is 3 pm. From Lac village to the town bus station about 1.6 km. If you ride a motorbike, you are more proactive about the time, but you should also go early, in case the weather is complicated. Where to go to Mai Chau? 1, Thung Khe  The first attraction is Thung Khe Pass or Da Trang Pass, located on National Highway 6, between Tan Lac and Mai Chau territories. This is a limestone mountain, created by the process of paving the way. This is also a place often covered by clouds, creating a blurry scene. On the pass, there are also huts selling specialties, food and drinks for guests to rest. If you want to learn about local culture, you should not miss Lac village, where there are hundreds of stilt houses up to 700 years old. It also has a scene of endless rice fields and homestays on stilts to stay. 2, Mo Luong Cave Rent a bicycle to visit Mai Chau Mo Luong Cave is located in the Pu Kha mountain range system in Mai Chau town. The cave consists of 4 main caves, famous for the system of stalactites forming many shapes such as flowers, streams.. During the war against the French, this place used to be the meeting base of our army and people. After finishing the journey, at the last cave, visitors can admire an underground spring flowing into a nearby lake. 3, Hang Kia - Pà Cò Hang Kia - Pa Co is located at the gateway of the Northwest with an altitude of 1,200 - 1,500 m above sea level, covered with clouds almost all year round. These are the only two Hmong communes in Hoa Binh, located between four rocky mountains. Climbing to the sky gate, you can immerse yourself in the sea of white clouds floating. From November to April is the ideal time to hunt clouds in Hang Kia - Pa Co. Clouds are often abundant and beautiful at 5am - 9am. If you are unlucky with the sea of clouds, this place is also a great viewing point for you to have a panoramic view of the valley. Local people also plant a lot of flowers in this area for visitors to take pictures with the wooden bridge. Tickets to Hang Kia rattan hunting point is 20,000 VND.  4, Go Lao Waterfall Go Lao waterfall or Go Mu waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Mai Chau, in Phuc San commune, about 15 km from Mai Chau. From Tong Dau junction in the direction to Moc Chau, you will easily find the way down to the waterfall. You can park your car at a homestay right in front of the waterfall and climb down. The waterfall is about 20 m high, the water pours down white, in the lake bed are large rocks. Coming to Mai Chau in a large group, you should not miss the visit to Hoa Binh lake bed to Ngoi Hoa bay, Ao Tien, Ba Chua Thac Bo Temple. The marina is located at the end of Suoi Lon village. If you like to take pictures to check-in, Thai Flower Garden is an ideal stopover with many types of mustard flowers, buckwheat flowers, and butterfly wings. In addition, do not forget to explore the local cultural identity, learn the unique features in the life of the Thai, Dao or H'Mong ethnic minorities... These days you will come across images of Mothers and mothers sit spinning, weaving brocade or brothers and sisters diligently chisel bows and arrows, knife handles... The most complete experience is listening to ethnic boys and girls sing traditional melodies, watching them spread their colorful dresses and join them in closing the show with a cheerful stall dance. Although Mai Chau's beauty is originally a simple and rustic beauty of a young girl in the highlands, it is still radiant and never stops attracting the eyes of travelers. What specialties does Mai Chau have? Enjoy the specialties of the Thai and Mong people such as lam rice, man pork, bitter bamboo shoots, grilled stream fish... In addition, you can reserve a hot pot homestay owner in advance, which is very suitable for the chilly weather of the day. dark in the mountains. Hot pot price is about 130,000 VND per person. Pa Co market also has many dishes such as bun cha, vermicelli which is quite delicious. On the way back to Hanoi, remember to stop by to buy Cao Phong oranges at the garden as a gift.