Late November Tidbits

It is Friday. Here is some reading and other tidbits for your weekend, if you are so inclined.

High Plains Farmers Race to Save the Ogallala Aquifer
By restoring soils and grasslands, farmers in the Texas Panhandle are conserving the last water beneath their feet.

What If We Called It the ‘Flax Age’ Instead of the ‘Iron Age’?

Rituals of Childhood
“The United States has chosen, and continues to choose, to enact ritual compliance to an ideal of freedom in a way that results in a steady flow of blood sacrifice. T”

What if All That Flying Is Good for the Planet?

Open Mike: Sharp Is Another Way Photographs Can Be

Planting Native Prairie Could Be a Secret Weapon for Farmers
In Iowa, researchers and farmers are discovering that planting strips of native prairie amidst farmland benefits soil, water, biodiversity, and more.

Meet the scientist who’s been counting California butterflies for 47 years and has no plans to stop

Rehydrate California

The Survivors of the Woolsey Fire One Year Later

The Quinceañera, Redefined

How Natural Wine Became a Symbol of Virtuous Consumption

The Instant Pot Understands The History Of Women’s Labor In The Kitchen

The Ginkgo Biloba Tree

The Ginkgo Biloba Tree

Thurs. 11.21.19 – Here have another auntumnal photo of a bright yellow gingko tree from my Monday Kew Gardens photo walk. The last of the bright fall trees are a delightful remedy for the dark, rainy skies.

Photo taken by Ms. Jen with a Nikon D850 with a Nikon 70-200mm lens.

Centre Pointe at the Blue Hour

Centre Pointe in the Blue Hour

Wed. 11.20.19 – This afternoon I went up to Tottenham Court Rd area to go pick up developed film at Aperture on Rathbone Pl. Walking back to the Tube station, once again the Centre Point building was in its glory in the last light of the blue hour.

The state of my developed film is another post. The tdlr; is that my Nikon Fm3a needs to go for a CLA and have the light meter inspected/ fixed as the last 2 rolls have turned out too dark.

Above photo was taken by Ms. Jen with her phone.

Where the Italian Garden melds into the Long Water

Where the Italian Garden melds into the Long Water

Sun 11.17.19 – Photo of the final fountain Italian Gardens taken by Ms. Jen with her camera phone during yesterday afternoon’s walk through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.

Rose Decomposition

Rose Decomposition

Sat. 11.16.19 – Here we are in mid-November, the weather is damp and chilly but, yet, there are still a few rose bushes with blooms in various stages of end of season decomposition at the Rose Garden in Hyde Park. This particular pink rose bush had small flowers that were twice the size of a minature rose, but half the size of a regular rose. The rose hips were tiny and the whole was altogether lovely.

Photo by Ms. Jen with her camera phone while out on her afternoon walk.