My first blog carnival: What fun!

My post “String theory for mere mortals” gets a mention at the Scientia Pro Publica blog carnival, hosted by Bob O’Hara on his Deep Thoughts and Silliness blog at network.nature.com. Woo-hoo! My first blog carnival. Having just gotten addicted to … Read More…

Pasqueflower’s risky business

Given our whiplash spring weather along the eastern edge of the Rockies, native plants and flowers have had to develop tricks for surviving whatever the clouds dish out. Take the beautiful  pasqueflower (Pulsatilla patens ssp. multifida). It’s one of the … Read More…

Whiplash springs

Here in Boulder, Colorado, we enjoy what might be called whiplash springs–warm, cold, warm, cold. Snow to sixty degrees in less time than it takes to write this post, and back to snow in even less. OK, I exaggerate, but … Read More…