Monday, August 29, 2016

The Form and Fate of a Full-Grown Grape

Presently, on the island, it's grape season.

In the early morning light of August
 jewels of juice await their harvest.

They begin their journey on a vine
while many will find their way to wine.

 Some are dried under a blazing sun
 that wrinkles them into sweet raisins.

Others are boiled into a thick spread
that perfectly complements plain bread.

 Finally, if not fermented, cooked or baked,
there are grapes that possess a fresher fate,
geared to land right on one's  plate!  

What's your preference?


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Condensation Nuclei Bid Humidity Goodbye

Unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, were spotted in Toronto skies earlier today. The alien beings, reportedly trillions in number, invaded the vicinity instantaneously, landing at random locations across the city.

Within seconds, emergency crews appeared 
on the scene to investigate the phenomenon.
 The image above, captured by airborne surveillance cams, reveals a cluster of complex, helix-like structures.

Upon closer examination, it was evident that every specimen was composed of condensation nuclei, or in layman's terms,


Experts had trouble recognizing the deluge of droplets since precipitation in these parts 
was believed to have become extinct, having recently been extinguished by a force 
more powerful, namely, humidity.

At press time, local meteorologists predict cooler temps, with a mix of sun and cloud and a chance of rain on Tuesday. No drama. No sweat! Sounds heavenly to me. What about you? Any rainy luxury in your neck of the woods, lately?   

(all images: 
Poppy View)