Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category


Check out this new smart phone application called Leafsnap. It uses visual recognition software to identify tree species with your photographs of  the leaves and flowers. I can’t wait to try it out, and it’s free!


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I’m having focus issues today, which I’m attributing to the  road construction noise,  accompanied by a general overall vibration, that started early this morning outside our place – not the most desired sound or feeling to wake up to.  My computer is also giving me some difficulties so I’m taking it as a sign that today is just one of those days, I shouldn’t force it. I have been daydreaming about spring, spurred by my visit to the farmers market this weekend, and my favorite trees in full blossom. Spring really can’t come soon enough but I do feel it’s right around the corner!

I’ll be back tomorrow with my posts, maybe my computer just needs a nap, like me.  However, I do hope your week is starting out on a good note!

(Photos by Shan/ Whim)

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This isn’t new, but if you haven’t already seen the National Geographic show “Into the Lost Crystal Caves” , I highly recommend it!  Giant caverns of gypsum crystals discovered in Mexico during a mining operation – such an amazing and stunning discovery.  The researchers can only stay in the caves for about half an hour because of the extreme heat and humidity.  I probably wouldn’t make it out because my pockets would be loaded down with “samples”.

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Aurora Borealis

I would love to see the Aurora Borelis live and in person, but for now I’ll settle for this timelapse video by Tor Even Mathisen.

Found via The Coolist

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