Tuesday, May 26, 2020

public service announcement

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There are some things I want to be able to see through.  My glasses.  The car's windshield.  Airplane windows.

There are some things I do NOT want to be able to see through.  Toilet paper is near the top of list.


This is easily the worst toilet paper, square for square, that I have used since I was in Europe in 1970.  Better than nothing, but not something one would choose, given other options.

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squirrel watching

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This is long, but it's interesting and funny in many places.  (No squirrels were harmed.)


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Monday, May 25, 2020

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Tulips

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Tulips.
 


That's one of the biggest tulip flowers I've ever seen!



This one is the tallest one in the first image, from a different angle.



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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

cherry blossom

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I couldn't get a good angle for the cherry blossoms on the trees.  There was too much mess in the background.  Luckily it was a windy day, and this perfect bloom was on the grass.....



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penguins visit Nelson art museum

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A lot of critters in zoos are getting to go walkabout in the zoo, during this time when people cannot visit the zoo. Flamingos visiting the penguin exhibit, for example.  (Flamingos standing/walking where the people would be, if the zoo were open.)

Some penguins from the Kansas City zoo got to make a trip into town to the Art Museum!

:-)

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

flowering trees

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Bradford pear, and pink dogwood.

All the pink dogwoods in the neighborhood are this color, instead of their usual more pinkish pink.  No idea what's up with that.



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excellent a capella -- Birds from Dinos

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Monday, May 18, 2020

thumbs-up to Denali National Park

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The people who run Denali National Park's Instagram account asked people to put up pics they'd taken in the par, with their thumb.  :-)

Here's a caribou we saw from the bus in the park, taken in July of 2007.  With my thumb from 2020.  :-)


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Bob Dylan parody -- Everybody Must Stay Home

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"I know that you feel so all alone, but everybody must stay home."  :-)



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Sunday, May 17, 2020

chalk

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I don't know what was here before it rained.  But isn't this leftover chalk on the sidewalk cool?



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dogs may be able to detect people who are infected with covid19

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Dogs can smell people who have malaria.  Maybe they can smell people who have covid19, too....



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Saturday, May 16, 2020

glass doorknob

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When sunlight hits the glass knob on our bathroom door just right, we get this.  :-)


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rhino baby

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Chubby unicorn puppy at play.


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Friday, May 15, 2020

blooming, in a tough spot

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In concert with the whole lockdown thing, I’ve been paying attention to plants which took their shot and ended up in difficult places. The ones I have noticed are blooming, like this little violet. 

May we take a leaf from their book, and do our best with what we have. 



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bird dances to ring tones

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Bird dances to ring tones.  :-)



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Thursday, May 14, 2020

mended socks!

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When I mend my socks, I feel that I am sticking it to the Man.

"Take THAT, military-industrial complex!!!  I can mend socks, rather than throw them away and buy new ones!  Hah!"



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thousand-year-old English water mill put back into production during covid flour shortage

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Here's an article about a millennium-old flour mill going back into production to help ease the covid-caused shortage of flour in its region.


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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

fancy daff

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A couple of autumns ago, I planted two kinds of daffodils in the back yard.  The regular kind seen here came up and bloomed the following spring, and last year, too.  Much appreciated!

This year I got a surprise.  I can't remember for sure if I planted some like this fancy one, but it was nice to see it.  I couldn't tell it was fancy until I got out in the back yard, as there is shrubbery between the house and the flowers.  I knew there was something yellow, there, but didn't know about the orange until I was at a better angle.

I decided to bring it in so I could see it up close and personal.  It smells nice, too.




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