Friday, October 1, 2010

Compare and Contrast

Here's the photo I mentioned last post.
Foreground: Overplanted unprofitable crop ready for harvest; overly cheap calories we eat mostly in the form of meat, sweeteners and additives - all to our detriment, and all because food science has found ways to cram 200 more calories a day of it down our maws, exploiting our natural cravings for sweetness and fat.
Background: Ignored and forgotten crop available for easy harvest.

Yes, it was an unbelievably gorgeous day.  Drove all day and didn't see a single cloud, falls colors were beautiful.  A welcome change from the recent deluges.


  1. And don't forget the diversity of life within those woods! At a conservative guess, the woods are 100 times more diverse than the field of corn - which MUST be de-diversified every year to maintain a high output! I challenge anyone to find any spiders, insects, birds, worms or mycorrhizae living in the field of corn; yet the woods will have a huge number of these living things.


  2. Well said! And oaks in particular support a staggering diversity of species even as compared to other trees!