Category Archives: Nature

Nature is filled with threes. Land, sea, and air. People propagate many plants by three chief methods. These methods are: (1) cuttage, (2) grafting, and (3) layering. Forests a catagirized into three major groups: (1) coniferous forests, (2) temperate deciduous forests, and (3) tropical rain forests.


A peninsula, Kagoshima prefecture, S Kyushu, Japan, opposite Kagoshima. Formerly an island, Sakurajima became a peninsula in 1914 when lava from three volcanic cones closed the channel (Mt. Sakurajima is still active). Its fruits and turnips are famous throughout Japan.


Common name for a variety of small game birds related to the partridge, pheasant, and more distantly to the grouse. There are three subfamilies in the quail family: the New World quails; the Old World quails and partridges; and the true pheasants and seafowls.

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A popular breed of dog probably originating in Germany but generally associated with France, where it has been raised for centuries. There are three varieties, differing in size only.

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A triggerfish is any of several species of tropical reef fishes with laterally compressed bodies, heavy scales, and tough skins. They are named for the mechanism of the three spines of the dorsal fin: when the fish is alarmed the first of these spines is locked upright by the second and drops only when the latter is pressed like a trigger.

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Scientists divide baleen whales into three groups. These groups are: (1) right whales; (2) gray whales; and (3) rorquals.

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consist of three main parts: (1) the seed coat, (2) the embryo, and (3) the food storage tissue. Continue reading Seeds

Sierra City, California


Everyone wants to climb the Buttes when they come to Sierra City, and it is a great reward on clear day You can see Mt. Lassen, a sliver of Mt. Shasta (150 miles distance), Desolation Valley wilderness west of Tahoe, the Sutter Buttes, Sierra Valley and the Coast Range in Lake County (Clear Lake/Cache Creek area) to the west.

Three Lakes, Wisconsin

Three Lakes Wisconsin

Highway 32 crosses over the thoroughfare between Big Stone and Deer Lakes via the "Northernaire Bridge." The Northernaire Hotel and Showboat are visible in the foreground while the newly developed golf course takes center stage. Laurel Lake's Denby Island is seen in the distance and Spirit Lake is shown in the upper left corner.

Garden flowers

What are annuals? Biennials? Perennials? Continue reading Garden flowers