Monthly Archives: August 2015

Chasing Fireflies?

photo taken from: Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by living organisms.  If you spent any time chasing fireflies at dusk this summer, you were chasing a bioluminescent organism! As I was reading “Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer’s Search for Wonder in the Natural World” by Leigh Ann Henion this summer, I had the … Continue reading Chasing Fireflies?


Lake Maracaibo, in the Catatumbo River Valley of northern Venezuela, boasts the world record label for lightning frequency.  In this area, lightning storms occur almost daily; making it a reliable maritime navigational tool.  This natural phenomena uniquely displays its power at the same location night after night.  Wow! Although the following video is not lightning … Continue reading Lightning!

Tree with 40 Fruits

Watch this video about this tree that, after grafting, can produce up to 40 different types of fruits.  When it blooms, it is beautiful… different colors, different varieties.  I like to think of this fruit producing tree as our classroom — lots of different shapes and flavors, and together we are phenomenal! Phenomenal Tree!