(KINGDOMS 2) Dances with Leaves

[These musings are a sequel to (KINGDOMS 1) Mystical Gardeners] I have traveled to The Bay area much recently. My favorite days are temperate weather with light or no breeze. But they are surprisingly rare. Most days the wind is substantial and relentless. I sat for many minutes in a persistent wind, waiting for myContinue reading “(KINGDOMS 2) Dances with Leaves”

(KINGDOMS 1) Mystical Gardeners

I’ve had the uncommon pleasure of seeing the frenetic but organized flow through the cells of plants by microscopy. It made the kingdom plantae “come alive” for me. We all know plants to be alive by their macroscopic motion like growth, or withering, or, the favorite of most, flowering. But because those transformations happen soContinue reading “(KINGDOMS 1) Mystical Gardeners”