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The Magnolias at Spring Grove

Spent the day with my mom. If we had step counter devices they would have gone off the charts. We ended up at Spring Grove to see spring unfold. The magnolias were the first to awaken.

Just some clouds

Just some clouds. I was happy to see them along with getting my Sony RX-100 back from repairs. (I did something to it. It didn’t work. Sony fixed it right up.) Oh, I also took a selfie to test out the innards.

Contrast

My mom once told me trees like this were called “white ghosts,” but I can’t verify on the web. This might be an Appalachian colloquialism that hasn’t made the leap to the digital realm. Either way, I these trees always catch my eye on the way up to Oxford.

Sunset of forty-three

Trazam

On that Aziz Ansari show (Master of None) they mention an app idea called “Trazam”. A Shazam for trees. Point your phone at a tree to identify it. There are similar apps available now: For flowers and butterflies and another that specializes in Plants in a few different regions. I’m looking forward to finding one […]

Strong winds

The trees outside the laundry room were a vibrant yellow, holding on to their leaves and providing a nice backdrop to the smells of fabric softener. But alas, the past few days have been filled with pretty darn strong winds. Though sometimes annoying, I figure it’s nature way of leaf blowing. Or something.

Xanthophylls

Thing I learned on the internet this morning: Though the yellow color is present in the leaf throughout the growing season, chlorophyll masks the pigments known as xanthophylls. This hue becomes visible when the green chlorophyll is gone.

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