The Falling Blog

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Oct 2
I love this freakin game. 

I love this freakin game. 


Jun 14
low light photography over my place 

low light photography over my place 


Feb 10
Bottling Day. 95 bottles @ 0.75 L equivalents. 

Bottling Day. 95 bottles @ 0.75 L equivalents. 


Oct 31
minecraft

minecraft


Oct 30
Halloween! 

Halloween! 


Oct 7
Fall is here

Fall is here


nybg:

Plant Roots on Display

“With this new technique, scientists now have a way to observe soil processes, live and in situ. This is exciting because there are so many things to discover in soil and we don’t know yet what they are.”

That would be Dr. Lionel Dupuy, whose clear soil (also known as Napion, a synthetic substrate) is turning heads in botanical circles. It looks a little like the contents of the silica packet that comes in a box of new shoes when dry, but add nutrient-rich water and it becomes, well, a little like loose agar (that stuff at the bottom of a petri dish).
What’s important about this translucent mush? Plants can easily use it as a soil substitute, a substrate that allows them to set down roots.
The importance of this material spans a number of applications, but for now, scientists are excited to observe how root systems grow, how they interact with other species’ roots, and how disease can spread among plants. Personally, I just want some of the stuff so I know when my desk plant has outgrown its terra cotta. —MN

nybg:

Plant Roots on Display

“With this new technique, scientists now have a way to observe soil processes, live and in situ. This is exciting because there are so many things to discover in soil and we don’t know yet what they are.”

That would be Dr. Lionel Dupuy, whose clear soil (also known as Napion, a synthetic substrate) is turning heads in botanical circles. It looks a little like the contents of the silica packet that comes in a box of new shoes when dry, but add nutrient-rich water and it becomes, well, a little like loose agar (that stuff at the bottom of a petri dish).

What’s important about this translucent mush? Plants can easily use it as a soil substitute, a substrate that allows them to set down roots.

The importance of this material spans a number of applications, but for now, scientists are excited to observe how root systems grow, how they interact with other species’ roots, and how disease can spread among plants. Personally, I just want some of the stuff so I know when my desk plant has outgrown its terra cotta. —MN


Aug 30
Red and green

Red and green


Mar 23

Had a great day. Outside, left work early, grilling, checking the garden and hanging out with my favorite people. Can’t beat it. 


Jan 10
Took the wee ones out for a walk in the woods this weekend. We had a great time. Did you do anything fun in the weird warm weather?

Took the wee ones out for a walk in the woods this weekend. We had a great time. Did you do anything fun in the weird warm weather?


Jan 7

Went for an excellent hike with my wife and kids today. We had a great time. This unseasonable weather is great for stuff like this. 


Oct 18
Fun with Paint.net. 
My little ones run all over. 

Fun with Paint.net. 

My little ones run all over. 


Oct 15

Fall is finally upon us here in Maryland. Such wonderful days of sunshine in between the days of rain make for some beautiful walking weather. I took out my kids and my DSLR and decided to put some nice panoramas together. 

Happy Saturday everyone! 


Jul 1

I put together the three week progression of my backyard garden.

Take a look at the progress of the sunflowers, the tomatoes and the cucumbers. They just climb and climb into the sky. 

The melons look to be just about ready to start producing fruit now. SO many bees in my yard today just makes me so glad. 

The sunflowers are now ready to open up their eyes. I cannot wait to see that splash of orange and yellow lining my fence and tracking the sun. 

Have a great holiday weekend everyone! 


Jun 17

Garden 17 Jun 2011

Just some fun updated photos of what change a week can make on a backyard garden. Happy Friday everybody. 


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