The longest day of the year, the first official day of summer — June 21st — is upon us once again. Happy Summer Solstice! The days have been stretching out by second by second for the past six months, blessing the outdoorsy types with more natural light
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jar of flowers, pint of pale ale
Did I really backpack a dozen miles for a beer? This beer? And have the scientists made any progress on coming up with a suitable dehydrated ale yet?
I was intending to write a review of Marin Brewing Company‘s San Quentin Breakout Stout. It was going [...]
from top, clockwise: flower, bud, fruit
So what’s going on here? This is one of those classic examples of bud/flower/fruit. Having the opportunity to show three stages of floral development like this is a huge teaching tool — it really gets the idea across that the flower transforms into a fruit rather than [...]
A lot of blogs participate in this thing called Wordless Wednesday — a picture being worth thousands of keyboard strokes and the fact that most folks probably only glaze over the words anyhow. I’m not sure if it’s just a plant-blog weekly phenomenon or encompasses the entire blogosphere. Obviously, I remain ignorant because I [...]