I’m worried about Global Climate change, more out of a fear of the unknown, rather then having seen any changes in my own lifetime. If the world is changing as fast as some are measuring, we are in for one of the most interesting times in human history. That’s a big if, and so I’d like to begin recording my own data so that I can make my own definitive argument about any changes. My big problem with recording my own data is the cost involved. It could be rediculously expensive to record carbon levels, daily temperatures, precipitation, etc, never mind the difficulty in calibration and maintenance of the equipment.
I do have an unconventional way of measuring any possible change: Mother Nature. She has provided a wealth of natural measuring devices all around me. The easiest to read should be flowers, since they generally bloom once, then move on to other stages of growth. So, in an effort to contribute to the measurement of change, and becuase the pictures are quite pretty, here are some flowers which grow in the valley, and the dates and times I’ve taken the pictures: