Saturday, September 28, 2013

Ted Talk: Everything is Connected

I was made aware of this Ted Talk while listening to Saturday's Morning Edition on NPR today. If you're at all interested in the interwoven effect everything has on nature, you'll enjoy this (click on photo to listen):

Here's George Monbiot's entire talk:

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Kousa Dogwood Fruit

Franny and I were running errands on Saturday. One errand took us north to Keizer where we spotted a small ornamental tree with small brightly colored fruit. My first thought was "crabapple!", but the leaves looked more like a peach tree.
On Sunday, since we were all in the car, we motored back out to Keizer to show the trees to N. He picked two leaves and one of the fruits. The leaves were definitely dogwood, but the fruit looked other worldly--small, spherical with soccer ball like sections, but with a circular bump in each section. I used my phone to look it up and found this video: