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Ancient History

Nine Short Stories About This Fall

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An old-school photo shower, including Halloween 2015.

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It’s time to shine, anthocyanins!

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Let’s do this, xanthophyll! The chemistry behind fall’s gorgeous display of colors is fascinating and complex. The unique chemical composition of differing tree species, coupled with environmental conditions, determines if a tree will turn red, orange, yellow, purple, or brown. Chlorophyll, which makes leaves green in summer, begins to wane. This allows the color chemicals […]

Hayride Horror, revisited

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It’s been awhile, so I thought I’d trot out one of my favorite photos of fall fun. This is my mom and my uncle, around 1948.

May your fall be free of pokey hay, allergens, one-piece zip up suits, and sadness.