Ramblings from the Mountain:
I woke up this morning with a mashup in my head. (For those unfamiliar with the phrase, a mashup is a fusion or mixture of disparate elements.). Why? Well, it's March. The 17th (that's today) is St. Patrick's Day. The Vernal Equinox is a few days forward. In many parts of the northern hemisphere patches of Spring are peaking through Winter's crust. So the just barely post-dawn, pre-waking mashup in my head went something like this:
“Green is the color of my true love's hair. It's the wearing of the green and Erin go bragh! It's the greening of the mountain, lassies, so eat your greens and go green, go!”
Not great poetry, I know. I was asleep. read the full March Newsletter HERE.
Notes from On High:
It isn't easy being green.
And speaking of green, why are plants green? Chlorophyll! This is the magic molecule that plants use to capture and store the energy from sunlight. Without this mechanism there would be no life on earth as every living thing directly or indirectly derives its energy from plant sources.
One amazing fact that binds us so intensely to our green plants is that the chlorophyll molecule is almost identical to the oxygen-carrying hemoglobin molecule in our own blood.