25% of the world’s vegetation…


The grass family-Poaceae(5th largest)-has 8000 species world wide with widespread distribution. The main areas are prairies and savannas and can be found from the arctic to the topics. Members of the family include cereal,bamboo, grasses of natural grasslands,cultivated lawns, sugar cane and pastures. Other classifications found in the family are maize,wheat,rye,sorghum,barley, and fescues. This hard working family provides staple foods,forage,building materials, and fuel to the world.img_0922


good looking field of corn in the “heartland” and “timothy” grass-pics by td

thanks to utulsa.edu for help




RIP Stephen Hawking…

“So remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what makes a universe exist.

Be curious.

And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don ‘t just give up.”

Stephen Hawking-1942-2018





thanks for reading tim’s weed patch and thanks to https://en.wikipedia.org for pic.


Thoreau for your Wednesday…

I find myself inspecting little granules, as it were, on the bark of trees, little shields or apothecia springing from a thallus, such is the mood of my mind, and I call it studying lichens. That is merely the prospect which is afforded me. It is short commons and innutritious. Surely I might take wider views. The habit of looking at things microscopically, as the lichens on the trees and rocks, really prevents my seeing aught else in a walk…To the lichenist is not the shield of a lichen disproportionately large compared with the universe? Journal-March 5,1841.



photo by td-i appreciate you stopping by tim’s weed patch today!

Thoreau for your Friday…

Remember thy creator the days of thy youth. Rise free from care before the dawn, and seek adventures. Let the moon find thee by other lakes, and the night overtakes thee everywhere at home. There are no longer fields than these, no worthier games than may here be played. Grow wild according  to thy nature, like these sedges and brakes, which will never become English hay. Let the thunder rumble; what if it threaten ruin to farmer’s crops? That is not its errand to thee. Take shelter under the cloud, while they flee to carts and sheds…Enjoy the land, but own it not. Walden.


Thoreau for your Thursday…

All the criticism which I got on my lecture on Autumnal Tints at Worcester on the 23rd was that I assumed that my audience had not seen so much of them as they had. But after reading it I am more than ever convinced that they have not seen much of them,- that there are very few persons who do see much of nature. Journal-Feb 25,1856.


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