Look at this vetch, with its spherical black seed, poised to capture the energy from a small gravity drop and translate it into a burrowing hide under the vetch stalks and the […]
It’s beautiful to imagine that one is grass, sprouting everywhere out of the earth, living in the wind and casting and receiving pollen in the wind pouring in from the distant sea. […]
Look at this stag horn sumac, hairy as all get out… hairy through the winter to reflect the winter sun and prevent scald and drying out … …and hairy in the […]
Flowers are lovely. Creatures come to settle in. The flower calls, and the world answers. It’s the same with the stalk. Those seeds aren’t going to be spread on their own! It’s […]
If you want to find beetles, give them a soft bed, the complementary shape to a beetle, and wait. They will come, because they made you that way.
Camouflage is the military art of concealment. As a word it has been back-engineered to apply to the actions of animals, like the toad below. The toad is not concealing itself, though. […]
Tangled, twisted, thin and nearly weightless flowers and twigs … … give rise to nearly weightless, flittery birds. It’s not the line of evolution that calls for attention but its balance.
Welcome to the green pistil of the brittle prickly pear cactus flower!They don’t bloom every year, but they sure have a green heart! And the sweat bee dives in head first. Perhaps […]
Do rocks collect saskatoons because they are focal points of life in the story of the land? Or because they collect heat and rain? It’s a question that goes to […]
Water is mysterious stuff. So is air. Sometimes air holds up water.Sometimes water holds up air. But there’s something else going on. Mud.What you’re looking at here is the bottom of a […]