Archive for October, 2016

Fall here in Missouri

So as my oldest son and I took a trip today to Jefferson City, Missouri, I took the opportunity to keep a watchful eye on the colors of the trees. Unfortunately, they appeared to lack the same color as the trees back home which got me me to wondering lately, what affects the color in leaves?

While I did find a few articles explaining the importance of moisture in the spring and dryness during the summer, I feel that I my work here is not done and therefore, I will continue this search tomorrow.Having been gone nearly half the day, I feel the need to rest until a new day.

Meanwhile, here is the view of our neighborhood last fall. As my kids are aware of, I take a picture of the tree on the left every year since it usually has amazing color but last year, I decided to contrast the tree with the one in our front yard.

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Green Librarian

 

Rain and storms tomorrow

Tonight they mentioned a chance for rain and some lightning, which got me to thinking and looking for this article. It’s entitled “How Hot is Lightning?” by  By Yuen Yi over at LiveScience.

Having some idea now of how hot it can get, here’s to Thor and hoping that whatever lightning may occur, it occurs far, far away from the tree in my front yard.

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Green Librarian

Indiana, bison and cars

I’ve always wanted to take my kids to Indiana to visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. You see, that car is a part of my family history. My grandmother’s uncles invented that car.

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Rocks

When I read the title of this next article, “Rock Piles” by Jean Ponzi over at Earthworms Castings via the Healthy Planet, I knew it was the article for me. As someone who has jars of rocks throughout our house, I too love the stories that rocks tell.

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Scotch-Irish & Welsh geological wonders

While my last name is Welsh, I’m also a little Scotch-Irish and so in honor of that tonight, I thought I would post this article entitled “In Photos: The UK’s Geologic Wonders” by Laura Geggel over at LiveScience. As I’ve said to my kids, one day we’ll make it over to Wales.

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Green Librarian

Halloween candy

ow my kids will tell you that I try not to buy products with palm oil, so I will make sure to show them this article that I found over at our local paper, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. It’s entitled “Buying Halloween candy? Zoos want you to check labels to help endangered animals” by .

I would also add while I’m not fond of zoo’s in general, this is something I’m definitely proud of, this and the zoo’s Hellbender program. That project helps in the conservation of amphibian and reptiles in Missouri.

One individual in particular who helps out with this program is Dr. Jeff Briggler, the Missouri state herpetologist and the man who also leads the Amphibian Night program my kids have all enjoyed with the Missouri  Department of Conservation.

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Green Librarian

North Shore, part II

So tonight I entered the Lake Superior Photo Contest with two pictures from our family vacation this past summer. One that I took and one that my daughter took up, both up in Two Harbors, Minnesota.

The first one is in my post entitled North Shore (hence the part II) but the second what I didn’t use. Either way, here they both are:

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My daughters

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Mine

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Green Librarian