July Challenge — Green

Lots of chlorophyll and photosynthesis going on here

The Huffy boldly emerges from examining the process in a lilac bush

Huffy concludes a similar process is going on in the maple tree leaves

Huffy examines the integrity of the carrier for the voluminous notes it is taking

Huffy finds the process going on in the leaves of the corn plants

And the grasses and soybeans — begins to wonder how a herbicide will kill one and not the other

Huffy finds photosynthesis going on in trees and giant ragweed

Huffy studies chart to learn more — selected the Kids Version so his rider might understand it too

Huffy wonders if the process is going on in his green paint  . . . . . . maybe not

Huffy wants to show you lightning bugs — aka — fireflies

Now Huffy wants to learn more about bioluminescence





Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

10 response to "July Challenge — Green"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: July 6, 2019

    I like it that your Huffy is trying to decide if he’s photosynthesizing. Nice to see that he has such an inquisitive mind!

  2. By: NancyG Posted: July 6, 2019

    Lightning bugs to me. And as a child in Maryland I did indeed catch them (easily since they are slow and almost hover), and put them in a jar. Out here in the PNW there are no lightning bugs, and when people even mention them they call them fireflies.

    Huffy sure knows a lot about a lot of things ;’-). Thanks for sharing.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 6, 2019

      I was surprised to learn (possibly remember) that lightning bugs are actually beetles.

  3. By: Bill Stone Posted: July 6, 2019

    Looks like you beat knee-high by the Fourth of July. Maybe high as an elephant’s eye by the Fourth of July?

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 7, 2019

      Hi Bill,
      That particular field got planted reasonably on time — probably the tallest of the corn around here right now.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: July 6, 2019

    Lots of great shots! Good to see what corn did get planted is doing well. Also good to see that all that green has no posion ivy in it. One of my great shames is that we used to catch lightning bugs and drown them in our wading pool. Luckily, that was a rather short phase of childhood.

    • By: Seasidejanet Posted: July 7, 2019

      The walk of shame continues….I remember making bracelets and rings with them. But mostly I put them in jars and enjoyed them. I tried to give them air but it never seemed to be enough. I remember when I moved to California I was so sad that we do not have them here on the coast. Maybe a payback karma.

  5. By: Suzanne Posted: July 7, 2019

    I love the original points of view you found for your photos! And the lightning bugs!!! I had one in my bedroom two days ago, what a surprise. They were common in N.J. but not here, at least not so far. But our summers are definitely getting warmer and some days are a bit reminiscent of summer days in my childhood.

  6. By: Seasidejanet Posted: July 7, 2019

    The Huffy is an inquisitive guy!! I too wonder how does the weed killer only kill the weeds? When you find out let me know.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 7, 2019

      ” As glyphosate collects in the meristem tissue at the base of the plant, it chokes off the food supply to the plant, which then shrivels.”

      No idea what a meristem is — but it must be pretty important!
      Round-Up Ready soybeans have been genetically modified so that doesn’t happen.


      “a region of plant tissue, found chiefly at the growing tips of roots and shoots and in the cambium, consisting of actively dividing cells forming new tissue.”

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