Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Someone Blows Their Nose & You Want To Keep It?

This morning when I went out to the backyard to water our newly planted bushes, I came upon a strange, yellow substance in the mulch. There were two, half-dollar sized patches of this odd, yellow, cotton-like substance. It turns out that these patches were colonies of “slime mold.” Actually, slime mold is not a mold at all, it’s not even a fungus – rather it is made up of colonies of microorganisms belonging to the Kingdom of Protista. Luckily, it turns out that this substance is not harmful to plants and will typically go away when environmental conditions are dryer (which wouldn’t typically be an issue if I weren’t watering the new bushes daily.) Needless to say, I went ahead and shoveled this goo up and tossed it in the trash. Hopefully, that will be the last I see of that disgusting stuff.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

iPhone Inbox

It's simply amazing how many emails I receive each and every day... luckily I have my iPhone to help me keep up with them throughout the day!