Sunday, May 31, 2015

Went To NYC, Just Because ...

Yesterday R and I went to New York City, just because. Wandered through my old haunts at the American Museum of Natural History, had lousy food at a place to get wonderful tea, saw birds and flowers while wandering through the barren wilds of Central Park.

This T. Rex at the AMNH had tooth trouble
A special exhibit on .... tardigrades!!
Selfie-sticks in action in Central Park
And people rowing on polluted waters
R looking across the waters and
wondering who she's gonna call
The deserted wilds of Central Park

The gardens in the park are wonderful

Virginia spider-wort in the park
I hadn't seen the Canada violet for over 40 years..
and Central Park is full of it!

Tiffany knew his plants - at the NY Historical Society

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Some Like It (Too) Hot

Exposure of US population to extreme heat could quadruple by mid-century

May 18, 2015
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
US residents' exposure to extreme heat could increase four- to six-fold by mid-century, due to both a warming climate and a population that's growing especially fast in the hottest regions of the country, according to new research. 

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