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.

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.

Familiar signs

Went up to Columbus to have lunch with Ray & Sheila, my baseball loving friends who are in the thick of Kickstarting a pretty nifty thing that keeps your earbud cables tidy. I’ll keep pimping it out until the level unlocks with the color I want. Always nostalgic going back up to the city of my alma mater. […]

Til next time, Dublin

Small signs of spring

Memorial Day

Memorial Day at Spring Grove.

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