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fun day at the conservatory. can you see the ants all over the poinsettia seeds?
I think it is called allelophile--plants whose seeds have something sweet to eat so ants will grab them and take them to their burrows, thereby planting them.
edit: the ants eat elaiosome which is an attractive oily part of the seed. I had the work mixed up with allelopathy--the ability of one plant to harm others..like black walnuts producing jugalone which interferes with anything growing under it. your botany fact of the day.
the painter is always there at the conservatory and we talk. I enjoy him immensely.
I have gone back to school for photography. I am almost late for my class--digital photography 101. Yesterday was a class in thinking about photography. course description:
As critical and theoretical developments increasingly affect the uses of, and attitudes towards, contemporary photography, an understanding of photographic theory provides a useful basis for interpreting both photographs and writings. This course will examine topics in photographic interpretation and critical methods, with a particular emphasis on texts and issues from contemporary literature on the visual arts.
I am thinking Sontag's essay 'Against Interpretation' is going to come in handy.
wish me and my idiot brain some luck.