Category Archives: Landscapes

The 2020 Persimmon Seed Forecast

If you split a persimmon seed from a ripe fruit and look at the form inside, it will predict the winter weather, according to folklore. The Farmer’s Almanac website has a few photos of the different shapes. I split two seeds open, and I discovered a spoon in both. This means that we will have a lot of… Read More »

Jed Johnson Tower

Jed Johnson Tower sits atop a hill near Lake Jed Johnson at the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. This tower is an old fire-watch station built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1941, before the U.S. formally entered World War II. Now abandoned, it is not open to visitors, reportedly because it is structurally unsound.… Read More »