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This morning at sunrise — the first bit of fall color.

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


Waving to the Great Mapmaker in the Sky

All over the world, people are writing messages and symbols on the land that can only be seen from above.These messages are not for God, but for our fellow humans – pilots, balloonists, or an abstract Mapmaker in the Sky.Non-symbolic communication with the heavens can be traced back to a cartographic innovation by Da Vinci. Da Vinci's satellite map In Minnesota, there's a forest shaped like Minnesota. You wouldn't know it when you're near it, or even in it; you can only see it when you're fly...
Tags: Maps, England, Texas, Minnesota, Trees, Nasa, Austin, Innovation, Northern Ireland, Argentina, Houston, Derry, Nazca Lines, Mickey Mouse, Orlando Florida, Da Vinci


Your allergies are bad because of tree sexism

I'm one of those people who's damn near allergic to everything — or at least, according to my doctor, to all forms of dust and tree pollen, which might as well be everything. This was particularly frustrating at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak this spring, as every day I woke up with a scratchy throat or runny nose I immediately assumed the worst. (Don't worry, I'm fine; it was allergies every god damn time.) While I tend to thrive better in cities that offer some respite from our botanical o...
Tags: Post, News, Trees, Usda, Urban Planning, Botany, Allergies, Don, Ogren, Pollen, Allergy Season, Happy Trees, Botanical Sexism, Tom Ogren, USDA Yearbook of Agriculture, Sabrina Imbler Atlas Obscura


To Stop Deforestation, Give People Money

Solutions to inequality are often portrayed as being at odds with environmental protection. It doesn’t have to be an either-or choice, though. A new study argues that an Indonesian program to help people out of poverty also saved trees. It shows that sometimes you just need to give people money.Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Trees, Poverty, Deforestation


At the Waning Gibbous Café...

... you can wax eloquent.And you can shop though the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Moon, Flowers, Ann Althouse, Althouse Portal to Amazon


At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk 'til dawn.And given that 172 years ago today, Wisconsin became the 30th state, it's a good time to buy yourself some things you want using the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Trees, Wisconsin, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Turtle crossing.

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


What I got from 3 minutes of "Morning Joe" today at dawn...

I hate to watch the news on television, but I do like to put MSNBC on the satellite radio in my car and sample what's going on there as I drive the 3 minutes it takes to get home after my sunrise run.This morning, Morning Joe was speaking as if he were concerned about what Trump could possibly to do to win the election. In his sad troubled mode, Morning Joe said that Trump needed to contrast himself to Biden, but was there any area of contrast that could work? He can't claim to be less "dodderin...
Tags: Law, China, Trees, Aging, Language, Johnson, Biden, Msnbc, Joe, Trump, Joe Scarborough, Things Not Believed, Ann Althouse


At the Moonlight Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want.And don't forget to use the Althouse Portal to Amazon. The link is always there at the top of the sidebar. Thanks to all of you who support the blog this way. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Trees, Moon, Ann Althouse


At the Backyard Diner...

... the early lunch crowd is rolling in. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Gardens, Ann Althouse, Backyard Diner


At the Monday Night Café...

... reach out.(And remember to use the Althouse Portal to Amazon.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Trees, Flowers, Ann Althouse


London is a forest, and this map explores its trees

The world's largest urban forest, London counts nearly as many trees as it does people.TreeTalk identifies about 700,000 of them, both common species and rarities.Explore them yourself, or have the algorithm pick out a route from a starting point of your choice. World's largest urban forest Did you know that London qualifies as a forest? The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization defines a forest as a contiguous area with at least 10 percent tree canopy cover. Greater London's trees manage m...
Tags: UK, London, Environment, Trees, Britain, Paddington, Innovation, Botany, Map, Greater London, Wuhan, Vauxhall, London Bridge, Oxford Circus, Berkeley Square, West London


At the Magnolia Diner...

... the lunch crowd is rolling in. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Flowers, Ann Althouse, Fisheye, Magnolia Diner


At the Treeshadow Diner...

... the lunch group is assembling. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Ann Althouse, Fisheye, Light And Shade


In the Trout Lily Forest...

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


Southern Living magazine hates Bradford Pear trees

Bradford Pears look beautiful in spring, but have a unique odor described by one source as fish and semen. Southern Living is taking action against "the worst tree". For years, the Bradford Pear has been an iconic Southern tree (simply because they're everywhere). Grumpy Gardener Steve Bender is here to tell you that this stinky, oversized tree is not worth the hassle. In 1966, Southern Living was created to highlight the beauty and culture of the growing South. In the decades since its incep...
Tags: Video, News, Trees, America, Mistakes, Mitchell, Webb, Southern Living Magazine, Southern Living, Steve Bender, Horticulture, Bradford Pear, Bradford Pears


At the Arb Café...

You can talk all night... ... and do any shopping you might have through the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Trees, Flowers, Ann Althouse


Pakistan pays to plant trees

Millions around the world are out of work due to the pandemic and the consequent lockdowns. Pakistan is one country that is thinking on its feet to alleviate the hardship for recently unemployed laborers, introducing a “green stimulus effort.” Since the country’s lockdown began on March 23, unemployed day laborers have been put to work as “jungle workers,” planting billions of trees. The program is part of the 2018 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project, which seeks to combat rising t...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Trees, Pakistan, Brazil, Islamabad, All, Reuters, Punjab, Rahman, Malik Amin Aslam


At the Springtime Café...

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


At the Arboretum Café...

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


6:02, 6:12.

Actual sunrise time: 5:56. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


I loved today's NYT crossword — thought it was especially enjoyable... full of challenging, interesting words...

... but my favorite NYT crossword blogger, Rex Parker, hated it:Before I was half done, I had exclaimed "what?" or else audibly groaned something like half a dozen times. This thing was stale the second I bit into it (i.e. at TIETACK), and though parts of it are decent, the overall taste was unpleasant, for sure. Fitting that it has ARCHAISM in it, because it felt old and ... old. In a bad way. In the way where ... like in the olden days, when you just had to know random biological trivia or you...
Tags: Puzzle, Law, California, China, Trees, Aging, Egypt, Peru, Giza, Alex Ross, Dre, White Mountains, Great Basin, Dougie, Ann Althouse, Rex Parker


At the Wednesday Night Café...

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


Weeping willow sunrise.

Photo take at 6:42 a.m. — "actual" sunrise time, 6:24. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Sunrise, Ann Althouse


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