A Day in the Life of a Red Maple Leaf October 28, 2010
This is my time to shine.
I've been pumped with chlorophyll and have been using the sun's energy to make simple sugars from water and carbon dioxide all spring and summer long. These carbohydrates have helped me and my siblings grow and survive windy days on these branches that we call home. This is a good thing, too, since some of us can get a little leery of heights until we feel strong enough.
It's been one of my better years. Mother Nature has been good to me and I've had a long and wonderful summer.Read More
"Fall" ing for Red Maples October 28, 2010
Golden branches bursting in front of deep, dense evergreen spikes as if circled in sun-kissed halos.
Lacy masses of celadon shining amidst dark grayish-brown trunks.
Leaves in the freshest shades of carrot and deepest shades of pumpkin turning heads as much for their ginger sparkle as their soft rustling in the wind.Read More
Trucks, Trees and Bears, Oh My! October 19, 2010
One can't think of Yellowstone National Park without thinking about bears.
But not the soft, fuzzy, cuddly variety my daughter loves. We're talking full-grown bears that can stand 6 feet tall and top 600 pounds.
Luckily, their favorite foods are nuts from white bark pine cones - not Davey arborists.Read More