Sunday, September 26, 2010

Unfinished business: Glycine max pods

Hiatus was . . . strange. I can't go into the details yet, but things were weird enough that I wound up not really getting anything done on the blog, beyond a little bit of work on the next plant profile (Ficus elastica).

Which didn't seem like that big of a deal on Friday night -- I still had a whole day to work on it -- but I felt unwell all Saturday, which is when I'd planned to, you know, blog. So we have the continuing story of the soybeans in the field behind our house. I took this picture on 21 September.


As you can see, the leaves have begun to die back. Most of them are actually a lot more yellow/brown than you can see in the picture. I knew that this would happen at some point, of course, but I didn't expect it to be so abrupt. I mean, it wasn't that long ago that they were a really deep, dark green. It's like someone threw a switch.


8 comments:

Ginny Burton said...

So sorry that you aren't feeling your best. And I believe I speak for all of your fans -- we're glad to have you back, even if you spend a week posting soybean pictures.

CelticRose said...

Welcome back. :) Hope you're feeling better soon.

Benjamin Vogt said...

Switch. It hasn't been cool enough here, until today, for leaves to change, but they've been changing for a week anyway. Sucks. I love fall. But fall sucks this year. Summer, why hast thou foresaken me?

Liza said...

Funny that you're not feeling well, because you just made me feel better with your return.

Pat said...

A switch just at the autumn equinox?

Thanks for reminding me I have to buy some frozen edamame tomorrow.

I hope you are feeling better now.

Rainforest Gardener said...

well that sucks. Anywho, I wish it would start getting cooler her in Fla... its hot out today!

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Sorry you're not feeling the best, Mr. Subj. You always make me laugh and that makes ME feel better, but I don't know if self-produced laughter is the good medicine for oneself it is for others. Errrr, that was cumbersome. I think you know what I mean. Welcome back. Feel better soon. Hope someone can make YOU laugh the way you make us laugh.

mr_subjunctive said...

Pat:

A week or two before the equinox is when I first noticed it.