May 5, 2018
May 4, 2018
It is tempting to think that all of spring came rushing in to Oberlin Tuesday, when our temperatures soared to the lower 80s. Nearly every tree that possibly can, has burst into bloom. But here and there, as with the vines on the wall marking the back boundary of the library property, progress is a little slower.
April 23, 2018
But apparently stationary ones do. See the third photo for context. Click on the image to see a higher-quality file.
April 22, 2018
I pass this slab of quarried sandstone nearly every time I visit Schoepfle Garden. It never looks the same. The first photograph is from my trip this past Sunday, April 14. The second is from about a year ago, April 18, 2017, and the third is from August 26, 2017. I know there are others . . .
April 21, 2018
This is the same tree (a bald cypress at Schoepfle Garden) that sheltered a snow remnant a few weeks ago.
November 7, 2017
I tagged this photograph with “lichen,” but I’m not really certain that the white marks on the large rock are lichens. What else could they be? Fossils in the stone?
Later in the Day
Scientist-husband David suggests “mineralized inclusions in the rock. Could be of biological or abiotic origin from what little I can see.”
We now have two more opinions favoring the lichen theory: One is from my husband’s colleague in the Oberlin College Department of Biology, and one is from Art Murphy, who usually knows a fossil when he sees one. (See Art and Fossils.)
October 27, 2017
October 26, 2017
October 25, 2017
October 24, 2017