|Poppies on the Ranch|
A poppy is one of a group of a flowering plants in the poppy family, many of which are grown in gardens for their colorful flowers. Poppies are sometimes used for symbolic reasons, such as in remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime.
Poppy flowers have 4 to 6 petals. The petals may be almost any color, and some have markings. Before blooming, the petals are crumpled in the bud, and as blooming finishes, the petals often lie flat before falling away. A whorl of stamens is in the center of the flower. The pollen of the oriental poppy, Papaver orientale, is dark blue. The pollen of the field poppy or corn poppy (Papaver rhoeas) is dark blue to grey. Bees use poppies as a pollen source.
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"While I'm a little more optimistic about the air, because I believe that the oil industry and power companies are striving to eliminate air pollution, another aspect of energy is far more worrisome. That is the fantastic amount of heat produced by any kind of power plant."
-- Dr. Rene Dubos (Distinguished scientist; quote taken in an interview from Boys' Life. Dr. Dubos wrote 'So Human An Animal' in 1969.)
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I was reading an article written by Martin Cohen. He has been writing since he was in primary school in a little town in Western Pennsylvania. Since then he has written fiction and articles on a variety of subjects published in several magazines. He lives with his wife and three sons who share his concerns about the environment.
Do We Really Care About Our Environment? was one of many environmental articles he worked on for several magazines. he had previously worked with Dr. Dubos, and he knew that besides being a brilliant scientist, he is a man who deeply loves children. Because of this love for children, he thought he would have the patience to word and explain this large amount of material for youngsters. (for ages 12-17.) Martin Cohen was correct.
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LadyD books is participating in 3 memes today. I love to look at flower photos from all around the world and brush up on famous quotes.
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis