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.

‘Round a fire

The bush outside the Co-Op

Tom and I find ourselves at the Co-Op a few times a week. This bush is outside.

A bit autumny

Spring Grove is pretty fantastic in the fall. (And for the record, I tried to edit the photo to look more like it did in real life. ;-)

I still don’t like the White Castle logo

Over 10 years later and I still don’t like the White Castle logo. But I think the Dodge Challenger looks good from any angle. Also? Fall is happening very quickly.

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.

The fine print

Spent a good chunk of this last day of October in a car, driving to Buffalo with two goals: Surprise my sister at her annual Halloween party, and see my friends visiting from California. I suspected leaves would have dropped by now, but was surprised to find the fall colors exceptionally vibrant along the highway as I sped North. I’m reminded that […]

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