Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Texas Black Walnut--Lookalike to Deadly Manchineel


During a walk in the neighborhood in June, I spotted a tree with yellowy fruits that resembled miniature grapefruits. Recently, Yahoo's news feed displayed a fruit with leaves that caught my eye. The fruit strongly resembled the fruit I'd been photographing. When I clicked the link, no such picture showed up. I did find the source article at "The Scary Tropical Tree That Can Kill You", which included the pic. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Orangey Encounter--Monarch Butterfly


During a neighborhood walk, we spotted a flitting butterfly. I know better than to try capturing a still image of a moving object. I recorded it, played with the video, and uploaded a ~1 minute video to YouTube. I decided to create a longer video to accompany this article, which also includes a half-speed clip so that the wing movement is easier to follow. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Orangey Encounter--Pride of Barbados


During a recent walk on an overcast day, I spotted some fiery flowers on commercial property. My pixstrip shows contrast in the flower cluster and sky for September 3 and 5. I was fortunate to not get rained on. The third image shows mature seed pods near a flower cluster. (I have also interspersed these images into my YouTube video.) Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Motorized Three-wheelers, Mostly Part 2

"Motorized Three-wheelers, Mostly, Part 1", is mostly about transportation three-wheelers. Think wind-in-the-face trikes for grownups. This article is about motorized three-wheelers that pertain to lower-speed vehicles, mostly for short-distance transports for people and goods, the primary focus being forklifts. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Motorized Three-wheelers, Mostly, Part 1

Spotting a two-wheels-in-front-one-in-back vehicle sparked my curiosity. I was more familiar with seeing one-wheel-in-front-two-in-back types. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Delivery Pancakes or Not

My jaw just about dropped when I read "IHOP Now Delivers Pancakes to Your Front Door"
And to kick off the service, the company’s waving [sic] the delivery fee on orders over $10 (through July 22).
Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas

On June 29, 2018, USA Today's article about Amazon HQ2 mentioned Kansas City—"They 'listen when it's Amazon.' Second headquarters race revives transit, education projects". Seeing "Kansas City, Missouri" text piqued my curiosity about Kansas City. Questions arose, in no particular order. Read the entire article and comment there, please.