Sunset of forty-three


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.


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.

All the colors

These leaves look just fine without any editing.


Each autumn I am drawn to this plant (weed?) at the farm that creates the most vibrant red. (Previously)

Trees in peril

I see these hills off I-74 on the way to work each morning, and am startled by the number of trees that never filled in. I’ve a few friends that have to get trees removed because of disease, but I didn’t realize it was so widespread. Curious how nature will sort it out.

Flowers for no occasion

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