I can be a bit of a clutz sometimes, especially when I’m tired, overwhelmed, or distracted. Which, thanks to a crazy day job project, is how I spent much of last week. As a result, I ran into things…and now have the bruises to prove it. Of course, in the moment of impact, I remember thinking “that’s going to leave a mark” but today as I look at the swirls of purple and yellow, I
How can you tell what kind of life a tree has had? Dendrochronology. A big, fancy scientific method that basically examines the rings and looks for clues. Trees grow faster in the spring and summer, adding layers of xylum next to their outermost bark. When fall and winter roll around, growth slows down. If you cut a cross-section through a tree trunk, you would see alternating light and dark sections representing those faster and slower growth periods.