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Leaves: Coming Soon To A Tree Near You

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in leaves, spring, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Leaves: Coming Soon To A Tree Near You

Like most good things, we take them utterly for granted, until, suddenly, they’re gone.

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Spring Equinox

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in spring, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Spring Equinox

Coming soon to a horizon near you. The vernal equinox. Don’t miss it.

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Old Leaves

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in leaves, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Old Leaves

Leaves flutter through the air and come to rest on a muddy riverbank. But these leaves fell a long time ago–about 68 million years ago, in the Late Cretaceous.

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Marching on Washington

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in environment, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Marching on Washington

So I’m getting ready to travel down to Washington, DC for the Women’s March, and my mother is shaking her head. “Why are you going to all this trouble?” she inquired. “What good will it do? Trump’s not going to run in terror when he sees you girls coming, you know.” I rolled my eyes, but you know, she kind of had a point. “Why am I doing this?” I asked myself frequently during the seven-hour drive on crowded highways. “What’s the point?” I sighed as I checked into the overpriced motel. “Is it worth it?” I asked as I jammed myself onto a subway car packed like a sardine tin, the...

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Solstice: Tracking the Sun

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in environment, Unmowed Blog, winter | 1 comment

Solstice: Tracking the Sun

Photographer Bill Bailey explains: “It is a pinhole photo I made by putting a piece of photographic enlarging paper in a soft drink can with a pinhole.”

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Winter Solstice

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Unmowed Blog, winter | 0 comments

Winter Solstice

In 2016, the winter solstice falls on December 21, at 5:44 a.m. Set your alarm.

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