Category Archives: Plants/Nature

Brown Edges

Fading Away

Brown Edges 

The brown color of this leaf’s edges was the key to drawing my attention to it. My first thought was a dead leaf that had fallen and was mixed in with the greener leaves. But as I looked closer I realized it was only the edges of the leaf that were discolored.  

My inquisitive mind wanted to know why this was happening, so a Google search was made and the following was discovered. Most commonly brown leaf tips or brown edges on leaves are caused by stress. This can be due to the plant not getting enough water, too little natural water falling, the roots are constricted and unable to reach out for water or the soil does or can not hold onto the water. Even though the plant is in stress I find beauty in it. I also find it interesting only one leaf is affected. 

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Details in Nature

Details in Nature

Details in Nature

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Tiny Little Bee

Tiny little bee

Blue flax and a Hover Fly

“It is only on the condition of humility and reverence before the world that our species will be able to remain in it.” Wendell Berry

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Patterns

“Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses gratitude, humility and understanding.” A Walker

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Happiness is Simple

Getting Close

Getting Close

“Happiness is simple. Everything we do to find it is complicated.” Karen Maezen Miller

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Memorial Day Begins

Memorial Day Sunrise on County Road 13

Memorial Day Sunrise on County Road 13

I awoke at 4:00 am, made a French Press coffee, put it in my thermos then drove out east to Weld County in anticipation of the morning sunrise. It is a beautiful day. We had a few rain showers yesterday afternoon which makes it a bit humid and therefore I came home chilled. However, the need to be out there and listen to all the Meadowlarks singing to me and watch the sun rise was worth it.

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Columbines

Columbines

Columbines

Well it is Spring but they are predicting rain and possible snow starting Wednesday night and into Friday. We will take the moisture but not to excited about the cold temperatures. Thought I would post and image of one of Colorado’s Columbines before the cold gets it.

The Rocky Mountain Columbine Columbines bloom in pastel shades of blue, violet, red, yellow and white. There are 70 species of columbines in the world and about 1/3 are native to North America. Colorado specifies the white and lavender Rocky Mt. Columbine which has blue-violet petals and spurs, a white cup and yellow center. Blue is a symbol of the sky, white represents snow, and yellow symbolizes Colorado’s gold mining history. It was designated the official state flower of Colorado in 1899 after winning the vote of Colorado’s school children. I was way too young to vote but I would have voted for it. 🙂 

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