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Gall on swamp azalea, caused by fungus Exobasidium vaccinii, July Urban Nature Walk, Ponkapoag Bog.

lies said: I can’t quite tell what’s going on there. Is the gall at the end of a stem? Part of a leaf?It is pretty hard to tell. I think it’s at the end of the stem, but I don’t know if the gall is made of leaf tissue, it might be. It’s white because it’s producing white spores.
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urbpan:

Gall on swamp azalea, caused by fungus Exobasidium vaccinii, July Urban Nature Walk, Ponkapoag Bog.

lies said: I can’t quite tell what’s going on there. Is the gall at the end of a stem? Part of a leaf?

It is pretty hard to tell. I think it’s at the end of the stem, but I don’t know if the gall is made of leaf tissue, it might be. It’s white because it’s producing white spores.

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bluedogeyes:

Captain Uhura should have been a thing 

(via S.T. Enterprise D Bridge Restoration)

EPIC.

I have a headcanon that Admiral Uhura lived to a ripe old age as the Starfleet Director of Intelligence. And she would have fought and undermined Section 31 long before it was safe to acknowledge its existence. She taught regular symposiums (and not just at the Academy) on universal translators and how despite the technology, you still needed to have living polyglot translators for the hard stuff. 

She was Picard’s Seminar in Translator Algorithms professor for about three classes and advised him to just take Klingon to get the required xenolinguistics credit out of the way. He did, but he still sat in on her class.

She also played in the Vulcan equivalent of a jam band and had a quiet off and on Thing with Spock that McCoy adamantly did not want to hear about. 

There.

Headcanon accepted.

According to my reading of Memory Alpha’s article on Uhura, she has only commanded the Enterprise twice, and both times it was in the animated series.

The animated series was pretty great. It scrubbed out most of the original series’ endemic sexism and Kirk’s gross womanizing.

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