It’s not over until it’s over. Peaches are not the only ripening. All ripenings do not lead to harvest.
What is Life?
These maple leaves are still alive and capturing the sun — some of them. Others are dead. None are attached to a tree. None can reproduce. None can feed a root or […]
The Leaf Comes First
Look how the green of this siya? leaf hangs on between its ribs, even though they have largely shut down themselves. It’s like it’s living on its own. A leaf like this […]
I’ve noticed before that leaves that have finished photosynthesis give off more light than they receive, because their photoreceptive structures, which trap photons of light, bounce them around about twenty times before […]
Meditation on Fall Leaves, in Four Words
Music? Mathematics? Beauty? Life.
Beauty: Measuring Device
Autumn is upon us. A time of fruitfulness.Look closer. What a beautiful one! It’s fair to say that what I, a human, observe as beauty is not necessarily aesthetic, yet is attractive, in […]
The Simple Math of Global Warming
Before there was photography, there was a philosopher called Fichte, who was driven out of his university classroom by a riot and hid out in a little hotel in the country, behind […]
Stopping to Watch the Big Bang
I’m used to walking up into the hills, and I usually see amazing things, because that’s the kind of world it is. Now that I have pneumonia and have the breath to […]
This Beautiful World (And how not to lose it)
Look what this lavender bush has done. She has sieved leaves out of the wind. Or is it … … she has stopped them from blowing away? Everywhere the earth is trying […]
The Green Green Grapes of Home
Last week, I was speaking about the potential of the various languages within English for creating a new language for science. I think there’s something I should have explained, so let me […]