Hoping for a total return to form for Spielberg. I haven’t watched many of his films in the last decade. War Horse utterly disappointed me, BFG felt like Disney got too involved, but Brodge of Spies and Munich were exceptionally told stories. I’m looking forward to @thepostmovie because this story feels like the perfect tale for our current political climate. @tomhanks#merylstreep#thepost#watergate#nixon#iamnotacrook#journalism
Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was an American politician who served as the 38th President of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977, following the resignation of Richard Nixon.
#Plants sealed inside a large glass jug a half century ago are self-sustained inside a perfect #ecosystem. Is there a message in this bottle for the parched Middle East?
In 1960, a heyday for macramé, bell bottoms and #terrariums, amateur #gardener David Latimer planted four #seedlings in a 10 gallon carboy (an enormous glass jug from the pre-plastics era used in chemical manufacturing). “Bottle #gardens were a bit of a craze and I wanted to see what happened if you bunged (corked) the thing up,” he told The Daily Mail.
He popped plants into a #soil base, added a splash of #water, and tightly closed the top with a greased stopper. Then he waited a dozen years before giving it another drink. The last time #Latimer watered the #garden was in 1972: #Nixon was in the White House and #Elvis was still recording.
His garden created its own miniature ecosystem, but only one of the original four #species survived.
The #spiderworts seedling, or #tradescantia, filled the jar with #foliage despite being cut off from #fresh air and added moisture. Because the plant absorbs light, it can photosynthesize, recycling #nutrients and converting #sunlight into all the #energy needed for growth.
Photosynthesis creates #oxygen and water. It’s the opposite of #cellular respiration that occurs in other #organisms, including humans, where energy-containing #carbohydrates react with oxygen to produce carbon dioxide and water and release chemical energy.
This ecosystem uses cellular respiration too. Bacteria in the soil breaks down dead leaves and absorbs the plant’s waste oxygen, releasing carbon dioxide which the growing plant can reuse. Water absorbed by roots is released into the air during transpiration. It condenses – effectively “raining” down into the potting mixture, and the cycle begins again.
The bottle stands beneath the stairs in his front hallway. “It’s 6 feet from a window so gets a bit of sunlight. It grows towards the light and gets turned round every so often so it grows evenly,” the 80-year old Englishman said, “It’s the definition of low-maintenance. I’ve never pruned it; it just seems to have grown to the limits of the bottle.”
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Versatile and clean. The Arrow gives you a little more than enough but not too much. #nixon
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Desert road trips with the K Squared. A square case shape and debossed hour markers combined with a tapered leather band to take us on a journey in keeping things clean and uncomplicated. #nixon
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