Fall is here, and trees will demonstrate their power

Autumn officially began on September 22. For some plants, the angle of the sun tells them what season it is. Others rely on the temperature. In any case, at this time of year, deciduous trees drop their leaves to prepare for winter. The 2018 Fall Foliage Prediction Map at Smokymountains.com has a week-by-week interactive map … Continue reading Fall is here, and trees will demonstrate their power

Reading recommendation: “Nine Last Days on Planet Earth” by Daryl Gregory

I just read the novelette “Nine Last Days on Planet Earth” by Daryl Gregory, and I loved it. If you liked my novel Semiosis, you might like this story, too. You can read it for free at the Tor.com site, or buy it for your e-reader for only 99¢. Purchase links are at the end … Continue reading Reading recommendation: “Nine Last Days on Planet Earth” by Daryl Gregory

Do your neglected houseplants want revenge?

Do your houseplants hate you? No, they don’t, no matter how much you neglect them. In fact, they’re praying to their green gods for your prosperity. They’ll struggle on as best they can, offering you beauty and silent non-judgmental companionship in exchange — they hope — for more or less regular watering and a spot … Continue reading Do your neglected houseplants want revenge?