Let's Talk About Snails & Snakes

Snails yes, snakes no. I am petrified when comes to snakes; spiders and dogs too but that is a different story for another rainy day. I was reading something about snails and let me share this with you. There are more than 80,000 different species of snails, yes 80,000 that is darn a lot. I think I probably seen 20 the most including the one I ate. They are widely distributed on land, in the sea and in the fresh water. Land snails have two pairs of tentacles where their set of eyes reside on the lower set. Water snails have only one pair of tentacles, with eyes at the base.

Now my favorite subject - the snakes. What can I say about the snakes? They hatch from eggs - and no they are not related to the chicken. However, there are some species of snakes that do give birth to live young snakes.

What is a Berry? - Blueberry, Raspberry, Cranberry, Tomato

Some fruit-full definition here today. A berry defined in botany (a study of plants) is a fruit in which the plant's entire ovary wall ripens into edible outside layer or skin. The seeds are embedded in the flesh of the ovary. Interesting to know, and to point out, according to this definition, the tomato is a berry and the strawberry is not. Oranges and lemons are modified form of berry called a hesperidium. In every day language, a berry is referred to all small, edible fruit that has multiple seeds. Enjoy your berries every day because of their amazing nutritional value.

Berry Grower's CompanionThe Backyard Berry Book: A Hands-On Guide to Growing Berries, Brambles, and Vine Fruit in the Home GardenBerries

The Promise of the Solar Power

This is going to be a short post. I know that solar power is something that is used to generate electricity - its clean and green.

But then why do we have to abuse everything? Just look at the photo in the linked article. What is wrong with this picture? When we are out in the woods, we should be enjoying the woods and nature, and not playing video games - yeah that is the promise of the solar power.  You can access this article here - Highlights - A new twist on solar cells. (Note: link is invalid, article removed)

We shouldn't promote such things to our children.