Our last Tuesday Treats has now been edited to show the identities of the plants on the Nature Table. It’s here:
I thought we might change things around just a little bit for Tuesday Treats. Still the Nature Table, of course, but it’s a different sort of Nature Table. We’ve had a couple of weeks of tricky ones. This one should be easier. It’s from the allotment, so expect to see veggies! This change, to easier challenges, won’t always last, but this week I have my Annual Review as a tutor, so I need you to show progress in your recognition skills! :~))
The second little variation is… If you look at the header for the blog, it says:
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
We haven’t really touched on the library part, so I thought I might share with you what I’m reading, and you might sometimes share what you’re reading. What do you think?
I’m reading ‘The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)’. It’s by cosmologist Katie Mack, and it’s meant for public consumption. It explores how the Universe got started, and the different ways in which it might come to an end. It’s very interesting. Did you know this – we speak of the observable Universe, i.e. the bit we can see with our range of telescopes and such. We can’t see further, not because our kit is lacking, but because the observable Universe is bounded everywhere by a wall of flame, a nuclear inferno, space on fire from the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago. The light from that inferno and from that long ago time is just reaching us now. And, you can’t see through fire. We will never see what is on the other side of that wall of flame. How about that?
If you like a bit of science, this book is recommended. (People who know me will know that no money was received for that recommendation. In fact, I paid money to be able to read the book!)
Right, the Nature Table.
1 What’s in the trug?
2 What have we got here?
3 The veg and the flowers, please. And why are they together?
4 The flowers, please, both lots.
5 The flowers in this image, and in the last, are classified into 12 different groups. Decide which groups are represented in these two images.
And that’s it! Easy peasy. Probably.