Archive for the 'plants' tag

Watching Plants

I’ve written before about how much I love my new commute. Most days, I walk 35 minutes to work. Because the end of daylight savings time...
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Ice Cream Essay

Transcript of actual e-mail conversation between me and another contributor to The Last Word on Nothing, a little over a week ago: Me: I’ve...
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The Cherry Trees Bloomed!

It’s been a long winter in Washington. Yesterday for The Last Word on Nothing I wrote about waiting for the famous Washington cherry blossoms...
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Sweden: Now Featuring…Spring!

I hear reports that dandelions have now been spotted at the space campus here in Kiruna. I haven’t personally seen them, but I can share a...
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Snow Around Trees

Up here above the Arctic Circle in Sweden, spring has been slow to come. I suppose technically it arrived on March 20, the same as everywhere else in...
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Fall Colors

This weekend in western Colorado: I just learned from a Forest Service page how this happens. The short version: leaves stop making chlorophyll...
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Cliffside Plant Uses Ants

Ant-plant relationships are one of my favorite things in biology. I don’t find the theory of their interactions particularly thrilling; I just...
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cherry tree update

The trees are blooming! And they’re early. It’s not even spring yet; winter doesn’t end until the wee hours tonight.This lovely...
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spring approaches

In a few weeks, the trees around the Tidal Basin will burst into flower. The prediction came out yesterday: the peak should be somewhere in the range...
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museum tourist: national bonsai and penjing museum

Bet you didn’t know this museum existed: The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum. It’s right across the street from the National Herb...
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