Monday, May 27, 2013

Corn Growth Journal, Week Two

These pictures are deceiving.

First of all, there’s no kids.

Second of all, it’s sunny.

Don’t worry, the kids are still around. They will be around A LOT more, as school wrapped up this last week. The girls all had a great year, and I’m looking forward to not having to pack lunches or rush around in the morning.

But, I digress…back to the corn.

We’ve had a lot of rain since Saturday, not as much as our neighbors in the northern part of our county, who have reported via Facebook four inches…but in Iowa, there are folks who have had up to TEN.


Anyway, these pictures were snapped on Thursday, as the sun was setting, and while the kids were around, they were bathed…all of them, and, let’s be honest, I didn’t have the energy to get them out there and potentially rebathe them. So, Joe’s the measurement tool this week. We thought we’d get out there this weekend, but thanks to crazy rain, we haven’t ventured across the road.


Joe has a more detailed caption of this picture, but since he’s out of the house, you’ll have to settle for my layman’s terms. The corn on this day had just “spiked.” Its leaves had not unfurled, even though as of today, they have. The color is a little more lime green than the deep green most readily associated with corn plants. This is because photosynthesis has not yet occurred. It will, don’t you worry, and I’ll snap a picture when it does, and you’ll walk around, telling your friends all about the wonders of science, right?

You’re welcome.

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