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Daybreak after the rain.

This morning, at 7:06. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Sunrise, Ann Althouse


At the Sunless Sunrise Café...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


At the Empty Road Café...

... ha ha, if you thought the last post was the café! No! This is the café. So: Talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Ann Althouse, Empty Road Café


Sunrise, 7:17.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Sunrise, Ann Althouse


Distancing and the cherry blossoms...

They don't want you to appear in person. Use the BloomCam: The cherry trees are officially at peak bloom! For a spectacular live look at the Tidal Basin ringed in white and pink, check out the new #BloomCam, courtesy of our friends @TheNationalMall and @CherryBlossFest. Look in any time at https://t.co/vBYY3Qgj4d. #BloomWatch pic.twitter.com/PRsyOJ2Xdv — National Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) March 20, 2020 pic.twitter.com/ZCZcTsCFVt — National Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) March 21, 2020 [Author...
Tags: Law, Trees, Washington Dc, Flowers, Tidal Basin, Ann Althouse


At the Blue Sky Café...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Blue Sky Café


We took a late-day walk in the "Bio-Core"...

In the background, you can see a bit of my favorite lake — Lake Mendota. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Landscapes, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Prairie


"The Czech Republic’s Guardian of the Flooded Village pine is this year’s winner of the prestigious European Tree of the Year award..."

"... with Croatia’s Ginkgo from Daruvar securing the second and Russia’s Lonely Poplar the third place" (The Guardian).Photographs and stories of some wonderful trees. Good for the soul.These trees will help you, maybe a bit like the Guardian of the Flooded Village protected Chudobín, during the construction of the Vír dam when, they say, a devil sat under it at night, playing the violin.We have some guardian trees in our neighborhood. I've been writing from a second-story sunroom overlooking th...
Tags: Law, Russia, Trees, Czech Republic, Satan, Croatia, Ann Althouse, Chudobin, Daruvar


Sunrise, 6:30 a.m.

Actual sunrise time, 6:24. It will be much later tomorrow, with Daylight Savings beginning tonight. Having awoken before 4 the last few mornings, I am ready for the clock to spring forward to where I already am. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Time, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


"In the early 1980s, his wife inherited roughly 1,000 acres near Macon, Georgia. He farmed yellow pine and built a fancy hunting camp..."

"... called Charlane Plantation (the name a fusion of his own and his wife’s, Rose Lane, a former assistant to the vice president of Capricorn Records in the ’70s), now about 2,900 acres. Leavell hosts wealthy clients, usually hard-core Stones fans, who hunt quail by day and drink liquor by night while listening to Leavell play piano. 'It’s like bringing the audience to you, instead of having to go on tour,' he says."From "Mick and Keith—And Chuck: The Rolling Stones’ Essential, Unsung Rock-and-...
Tags: Travel, Chuck, Law, Trees, Georgia, Mick Jagger, Rolling Stone, Keith Richards, Keith, Macon Georgia, Mick, Macon, Chuck Leavell, Leavell, Macon Telegraph, Ann Althouse


Suddenly, as I'm working at my desk, tweaking this morning's sunrise photograph, a beautiful snowstorm sweeps in.

We don't often get those picturesque big, fluffy flakes, and I'm delighted to see it all from my window. I would have loved to have it falling on me as I went out on my sunrise run, but the sun and I were too early for it: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Tablescape, Ann Althouse


At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


At the Sunrise-in-the-Woods Café...

Talk about anything you like... except the South Carolina primary. Go one post down for that. The first photo shows the owl-tree — sans owl. The photos were taken at 6:41. Actual sunrise time was 6:35. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Sunrise, South Carolina, Ann Althouse, Woods Café


Why should the Scottish woodlands be protected?

Although Scotland is more heavily forested than England or Wales, much of its woodlands have been lost to logging, urban sprawl and climate change. Initiatives to reverse deforestation have been underway to contribute more trees, protect woodlands and ensure the ecology, sustainability and longevity of Scotland’s forest resources. Why has reforestation become important in recent years? Last summer, a YouGov poll found that the environment is now viewed as the third most critical public issue, g...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Design, Wales, Climate Change, Scotland, Environment, Trees, Earth, Bbc, Features, Atlantic, Britain, Conservation, United Kingdom


At The Owl Tree Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like... except the Democratic Party candidates and the Nevada caucus. Go to the previous post for that. The Owl Tree Café is a place for variety and unusualness.Here's this morning sunrise: Enjoy the conversation! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Birds, Sunrise, Nevada, Democratic Party, Ann Althouse


At A's Café...

... you can talk 'til day. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Ann Althouse


At the New Snow Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like.And here's a little snow panorama (click and click again to enlarge): [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Ann Althouse, New Snow Café


The Dangerous Seduction of a Trillion Trees

The arc of Republican climate politics has gone from supporting market solutions like cap and trade to outright denial over the years. The fetid nature of conservative climate politics has done wonders for short-term political gain and obscenely enriched a small cadre of fossil fuel executives and lobbyists. But it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Republicans, Trees, Conservation, Trump, Fores, Climate Politics, Trillion Trees


Temperature 15°, wind gusts up to 33 mph — a good opportunity to test the meaning of the notion of the "feels like" temperature...

... which was -5°.Answer: My face got quite cold, but I've been in actual -5° cold, and I wouldn't say it felt that cold as the wind was gusting, but I did wish I'd brought a scarf to cover my cheeks and nose. The rest of me was just fine, even a bit hot. Side issue: Running around trees in the wind is dangerous. I saw one downed branch, and I heard some creaking. You really can get killed out there in the wind. ADDED: So what is the wind speed that should make you decide against being out aro...
Tags: Photography, Cold, Law, Trees, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Stolen bonsai trees returned

You’ve heard of art and jewel thieves, but it’s 2020 now and apparently thieves are diversifying their interests. On Sunday, February 9, 2020, at around 7:00 AM, two thieves stole two rare bonsai trees from the Pacific Bonsai Museum in Washington. The trees are over 70 years old and worth thousands of dollars, but museum staff were most concerned for their well-being, as the trees would be in danger of dying without proper daily care. Luckily, after the museum shared security footage of the ...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Trees, Museums, Npr, All, Bonsai, Pacific Bonsai Museum, Juzaburo Furuzawa, Kiyoko Hatanaka, Aarin Packard


Sunrise at 7:07 (actual sunrise time today, 7:01).

This morning, stepping onto my path, I startled an owl that had perched nearby, about to feast on a mouse (or was it a vole?). He swooped down and flew across my path — with that rodent draped from its beak — and up into the woods — in search, no doubt, of a more private breakfast nook. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Birds, Sunrise, Mice, Ann Althouse


At the New Snow Café...

... talk about whatever you like. Photo taken at 7:23 this morning. Actual sunrise time was 7:05. The day to day change in the sunrise time is getting much bigger. The sunlight period is increasing by more than 2 and a half minutes a day —  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Ann Althouse, New Snow Café


The Passion Of Trees In Pictures By Iranian Photographer Ali Shokri

To me, each tree, like a human-being, has a tale to tell. When a tree dies, a whole story is interrupted, a destiny is altered for the worse. I feel as if the trees, bundled at the back of trucks, are cursing us with their broken hands, wounded faces, and severed roots. Perhaps this is how we are led towards damnation, little by little stripped of our humanity, when man’s “abounding foliage... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Winter, Trees, Landscapes, Ali Shokri


Trump's Vow to Help Plant a Trillion Trees Is Worse Than Stupid

Ever since visiting Davos for the World Economic Forum last month, Trump has been obsessed with trees. He continued going on about them at the State of the Union on Tuesday night.Read more...
Tags: Science, Trees, Davos, Forests, Trump, State Of The Union, World Economic Forum, We Speak For The Trees


The Natural Beauty of Posada by The Joshua Tree House

Beautiful organic oddities, distinct aromas, and biodiversity on 38 acres in Tucson, Arizona Rich and Sara Combs—the husband and wife design duo behind Posada by The Joshua Tree House (Tucson, AZ) and the aptly named The Joshua Tree House (Joshua Tree, CA)—have been together since high school, but their passion for the rich landscape of the rural western parts of the US didn’t surface until …
Tags: Travel, Design, Interviews, Trees, US, Nature, Arizona, Plants, Desert, Flowers, Interior Design, Cactus, Cacti, Posada, Photo Essays, Joshua Tree House


It was another type #1 sunrise.

Talk about anything you want in the comments. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


At the Snowfall Café...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Ann Althouse


At the Snowfall Café...

... enjoy the conversation. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Ann Althouse


Firefighters save Wollemi trees

The Australian wombats have been grabbing headlines for saving fellow wild critters during the bushfires, but they’re not the only heroes that have emerged during this disaster. Firefighters succeeded in their efforts to protect the world’s only grove of Wollemi pines, a prehistoric species of tree “that has outlived the dinosaurs,” according to NPR. Only 200 of these trees still exist in their natural environment, all of which are inside the canyons of Wollemi National Park west of Sydney. ...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Trees, Fires, Sydney, Npr, Bushfires, All, Wollemi, Wollemi National Park, Davi Noble


Hikers killing kauri trees

Park rangers in Auckland, New Zealand, are attempting to save the native kauri tree from extinction, but their efforts are being thwarted by local hikers. The trees are suffering from a deadly fungal disease called kauri dieback — which can spread by the transmission of soil from hikers’ boots — and in an effort to preserve them, hiking trails in regional parks around Auckland have been closed. Keeping tourists out, however, has proven difficult. Over 10 days around Christmas, authorities fou...
Tags: Travel, Trees, New Zealand, Auckland, All, Auckland Council, Auckland New Zealand, Waitakere Ranges, Rachel Kelleher