"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again." Lewis Carroll
The touch sensitive plants known as mimosa pudica have small and beautiful pink flowers. The leaves of this very small plant fold up on a gentle touch and remain like that for few minutes. If you touch the plant stems, the plant itself will look like it has slept, because it will fold all the leaves and even bend and collapse a little. The leaves also remain folded after sunset and they actually look like they are sleeping at night.
“In God’s Country” is a 10x10” photo composite that was selected to be part of the 45th Annual Small Image Show held at Gallery 21 @spanishvillageart@balboapark, San Diego (dates below). I captured the images in this composite at Joshua Tree National Park on the 30th Anniversary of the release of U2s Joshua Tree album. This is the 2nd version of this I have done with the same elements, but different treatments. I love the mood of this piece as I believe it accurately portrays the feeling I had that morning as the sun came up.
Artist Reception - Saturday, February1, 4;30-7pm
Gallery 21, Spanish Village Art Center, 1770 Village Place, Balboa Park, San Diego, California 92101
Show runs from January 31 – March 1, 2020, 11am-4pm
What explains the mismatch between tree densification and elevational upward shifts at the tree line ecotone?
Aerial photos from the French eastern Pyrenees reveal that the processes of densification and elevational shift in tree lines are controlled by different ecological drivers.
More here: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jbi.13779