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Autumn Around The Corner

The berries on my Pyracantha are have been ripening well, and they remind me that autumn is not all that far away.

Photograph of Pyracantha berries, taken August… 18 more words

Nature Photography

Getting tomatoes to ripen without going soft

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Soft, juicy, delicious tomatoes were a feature of my childhood and are still available from the plants I grow each summer. However, they’ve largely vanished from stores. 642 more words


What chemical changes occur in fruit during the ripening process?

Question: Fruit tastes very different when it is ripe compared to when it is not ripe. What chemical changes occur in fruit during the ripening process? 226 more words

Student Article

Banana: cause or cure for constipation?

Bananas are high in potassium, vitamin B6 and magnesium. But some of us avoid them because of digestion problems. You’ll hear different expiriences, as some people say it can fasten their metabolism, and some that can’t empty their stomach for days. 338 more words



purple outside.  green in.

the turning of colour.


not yet.  not.



I lie among the fallen figs

the sweet dropping time

of our synchronous lives

come from soils and seeds

shared in common

that fruit and this flesh… 62 more words


Nature's Details

“The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.”

~Natalie Angier (1958- ) author and Pulitzer-prize winning science columnist for the New York Times… 27 more words