Friday, September 29, 2023

Full Harvest Moon

 September 29 - Full Harvest Moon

Breaks in some thin clouds allowed this snap
of the Full Moon this morning about 6:30AM.

The Full Moon this morning was almost due west when
I snapped this photo, about an hour before moonset.
Moonlight is reflecting off Puget Sound. In the lower part
of the image is the Ovation of the Seas cruise ship which
arrived at Pier 91 moments earlier. The red beacon tops the
86 meter (282 foot) mast of the M5 Yacht

In the days before the Internet the Old Farmer's Almanac
provided moon watching info.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Power of Nature

 Cottonwood Tree Experiment

While John's Island has been on break, John continued the Cottonwood Tree Experiment started in our last post, June 21st

Here's the story of how a Western Cottonwood Tree grows ...

Handful of Western Cottonwood Tree Seeds

One tiny Cottonwood Tree seed

Seeds planted May 28th

Seedlings appear ... May 30th

About 3 weeks later ... June 22nd

July 3rd ... Already a couple thinned out
(36 days after planting)

About 2 weeks later ... ONE tree transplanted into
larger container ... July 18th
(51 days after planting)

August 13th ... 77 days after planting.

Today, September 26, 2023
after a nice refreshing rainfall
121 days after planting
(or almost 4 months)

Watching this experiment, I have been most impressed with realizing ALL the information needed, for nature to create the plant you see in the image above, is in that one tiny seed that was planted almost 4 months ago. That is the power of nature!

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