The Georgia O'Keeffe Home & Studio is a site significant for its architecture and its association with artist Georgia O'Keeffe, who purchased the Abiquiu, New Mexico property from the Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe in 1945, after attempting to buy it for 10 years. The house in Abiquiu became her primary residence until 1984, when she moved to Santa Fe two years prior to her death at age 98.
Swiss cheese plants' iconic leaves help them to avoid stress, according to a US scientist. Their familiar hole-riddled leaves allow the plants to capture sunlight more regularly, his research suggests. The counterintuitive idea explains how such plants can survive in shady rainforests. Commonly grown as house plants, they are found in the wild from southern Mexico to Colombia.