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Chlorophyll


Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is a green pigment that gives most plants their color and enables them to carry out photosynthesis, the process through which plants get energy from light. Chlorophyll absorbs light in the red and blue-violet portions of the visible spectrum; the green portion is not absorbed and, reflected, gives chlorophyll its characteristic green color. Only one animal has been found to use the chlorophyll it has eaten to perform photosynthesis for itself. What is it? More… Discuss

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My loves, poetic thought by George-B © (the smudge and other poems page)


My loves, poetic thought by George-B
©(the smudge and other poems)

My love for stars
showed me how to search for
early morning dew,
between the petals of roses
and the dew under the soles of the shoes,
every step I take
among watery egg shaped diamonds,

an engagement,
a promise,
a four leaf clover – for luck – as well.

My love for birds
showed me how to listen to their thrills,
and try to imitate,
the lark,
the mocking bird,
the hummingbird,
The rave, the vulture and the duck…

My love for life
showed me how every present moment is
infinitely more viable than,
Many millions passed,
and the one coming next I wish I am around for.

©George-B

Four-leaf clover (Four-leaf clover,クローバー)

Four-leaf clover (Four-leaf clover,クローバー) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Can You Recognize Poison Ivy?


Can You Recognize Poison Ivy?

Poison ivy is a woody vine known for its ability to produce urushiol, a skin irritant that can cause an itchy rash. To avoid poison ivy, you need to know how to spot it: watch out for a plant that has compound leaves with three almond-shaped leaflets and whitish berries. Remember: “Leaflets three, let it be!” Poison ivy is generally light to dark green in color, but it turns bright red in the fall. Its leaflets have a smooth surface and relatively toothless edges. Where does it grow? More… Discuss


This video is designed to help you avoid the toxic poison oak plant. In addition to teaching you avoidance, it will show you what to do to minimize the trauma associated with a poison oak rash.

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