The simple things are complicated


As the sun sets the temperature of the air begins to fall, the last rays of deep red light as it dips below the horizon triggering a change in the interaction between air and ground. The shift in temperature begins to cause the stoma on the leaves of the grasses and plants to open, the photosynthesis of the day done, the respiration transitioning as the chlorofyl converts the days sunlight into sugars fuelling the plants growth.

As the stoma open the cool air begins to draw beads of moisture from the leaf, water taken up by the plants roots, tapping into the droplets held between the grains of soil, minerals from the decomposed rock that makes up the soil crumb used to create the structure of stem, leaf, root, bonding with the sugars to make complex chains of proteins, the building blocks of life. The water itself transported across thousands of miles from distant oceans, purified by evaporation, carried on jet streams of air before falling to bring life to the land.

“Heavy dew this morning” 

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