Nature Forms

My alter ego wanted to stay in the woods all day where it had not roamed in several days. Alas, the desk and duty calls.

A congregation of curves will soon give way to the sword fern spikes below. Ferns are among the oldest plants on Earth. Their endless forms fascinate me.

Science definition:  Study of structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

A little plug for tomorrow’s Science March. Without scientific advances my daughter would not be alive, and even though her future career is yet unformed, she is on a path to contribute to further understanding. My family includes women and men of science who all have and do contribute to society. Many of us owe our lives to scientists who are mostly hidden. I am with you in spirit.

The Trump administration has proposed a nearly 20 percent cut in the NIH budget, along with even deeper cuts for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — all of which sponsor scientific research. – Seattle Times, 04/21/17

From NPR article on politicizing science:

Hell has no fury like a scientist whose integrity is questioned. These folks aren’t making hundreds of millions of dollars. They’re not billionaires. ~ Kathleen Rogers, President Earth Day Network

I was recently invited to become a Greenwire blogger and am fascinated by how to communicate about science and climate change, both of which SHOULD transcend political values but do not. Food for thought:

About Erin W

A sensitive plant, bamboo strong.
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1 Response to Nature Forms

  1. beadoersite says:

    Your photo’s are magnificent. Thanks for sharing.

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