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Toxic Lace by Line-of-Birds
Toxic Lace
Cow Parsnip, AKA Pushki, (often identified as water parsnip, water hemlock, wild celery, giant hogsweed, or even Queen Anne's Lace by mistake) - is a dangerous plant found abundantly in the Hatcher Pass public use area, and over much of south central Alaska. It can grow tall enough to tower over the heads of most adults by mid July. It has flat topped flower umbrels up to around 8 inches across, of tiny white blossoms, and the deeply divided leaves do indeed resemble greatly overgrown celery. The stalks are hollow, succulent, thick, and somewhat fragile. The main stems can be broken by simply swinging a sturdy twig, so many hikers are burned in the process of breaking trail, and may not even realize they've been exposed to the hazardous sap. This clear, very watery sap causes photo-reactive burns on skin, meaning it can not only blister after initial contact but again when the "scarred" areas are exposed to the sun, causing blistering and rashes months and sometimes years after the original contact. The sap has been reported to cause blindness in humans and pets and cause organ damage if ingested. The smoke that results from burning the hollow, woody, dried stalks and leaves that winter over is reported to cause scarring of the lungs, if inhaled, as well. 
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Kimberly Mietzah Damkoehler
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^^^ Infatuated Alaskan ▪ Aurora Fanatic ▪ Enthusiastic Photographer ▪ Skilled Geek ▪ Compulsive Artist ▪ Happy Granny ▪ Devoted Wife ▪ Proud Mom ▪ ><>
I wish I could still take time to thank everyone individually for your :+fav:s, but if I do that I'll never have time to be out shooting, or creating.
Thanks to all of you, I will never stop recording the beauty and intrigue I see, until God takes those abilities from me.
Thank you everyone, for the encouragement.

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I know I tend to get kind of technical but in the simplest terms:
If you have ever wanted to see aurora in person, the next 48 hours, beginning this evening could be one of those rare times when you might even see the lights far south of where you'd normally expect to. (Maybe even as far south as Arkansas again!!!)

Just remember, if you're NOT out there looking, there's NO WAY you'll experience this amazing phenomenon in person.


Wondering if you'll be able to see the aurora from this X flare in your area?
Here's an example of why that could very well happen tonight!
On October 24th, 2011 an aurora storm with a Kp index of 7 sparked the lights you see in the photo linked below, taken by Brian Emfinger of OZARK, ARKANSAS, not far from his home.
An X class flare can easily send enough energy to trigger a Kp index of 7 (out of 0-9), or even higher, and in fact, a Kp 7 has been estimated for this event.

io9.com/5853395/a-rare-view-of…

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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Kimmy!~ :cake: :party:
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Line-of-Birds Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh - hey. THANKS! 
So sad I missed this.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe.. Welcome.. hope it was great!
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Line-of-Birds Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It was pretty sweet. :)
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asaenvolk Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Thanks for the watch Kim
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