The December 2017 Natural Shore Technologies newsletter has great photos of some prairie forbs and grasses in winter which would be helpful in identifying these plants. Instead of trying to duplicate the photos in this post, I thought I would just share the link.
Archives for December 2017
We went to see the latest Star Wars episode “The Last Jedi” over the Christmas holiday and it brought to mind an article I had read recently about the discovery of the fossil of a horseshoe crab which became extinct 245 million years ago. The fossil, discovered in Idaho, has been named Vaderlimulus after Star Wars’ Darth Vader — because its head shield has a shape similar to Darth Vader’s helmet. [Read more…]
Today is Monday, December 25, 2017. It’s Christmas Day. A day for giving gifts and sharing our happiness with family and friends. Enjoy! But, take care and be safe as you travel from one destination to another.
My wish for you this holiday season is a blessed Christmas celebration and a bright future in the New Year!
Thursday, December 21st was the first day of winter. It was the winter Solstice. The shortest day of the year (for those of us who live north of the equator), but also the promise of longer days in the future.
It was also four days before Christmas 2017. I love winter. I love the clean look of new fallen snow. I love the way the branches of the trees stand out so sharply against the crystal whiteness. I love that it is the time for Christmas. I love the celebration of the New Year and the promise of better things to come in 2018. I love the joy it brings me.
May this winter season bring you joy as well.
See also Brian B’s Climate Blog