Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Critter Shootin' Near Mid-June 2019


Previously, I blogged "Lotsa Bloomin' Mid-May Near Mid-year 2019", regarding a neighborhood stroll—flora and fauna images from May 16, 17, 18. This neighborhood stroll video includes only animals; the walk took less than an hour. What a collection of critters! Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Lotsa Bloomin' Mid-May Near Mid-year 2019


This year, May has been an especially eye-popping year for blooms. This blog and accompanying video represent sightings simply from short walks in and near the neighborhood on May 16, 17, and 18. (Includes coupla non-bloom subjects.)
While strolling in the 'hood one day, …
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Mexican hats el 5 de mayo, no mas el 7 de mayo

To bee'd


Or not to bee'd


During a short walk on Sunday, May 5, I took a few pix of some small clutches of Mexican hat flowers. On May 7, nowhere to be found! Fortunately for me, more recently, I did manage to spot additional crops of Mexican hats and took pix and video. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Blue Heron Sighting, Swans, and 12 Days of Christmas Connection

During this morning's walk, we spotted a pair of birds flying overhead. Companion speculated swans. A nearby homeowner who also spotted them declared they were blue herons. I had figured "swans" was not feasible. "They don't fly," I thought. Or do they? Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

DIY Red-Llght Head Light


You might ask, "Who would want a red-light head light?" Well, amateur astronomers, for hands-free seeing at night, especially if they're carrying or handling equipment, such as telescopes. Other night-sky observers might want to wear them for being able to walk around without bumping into people or items, and they can retain night vision while viewing objects, whether through telescopes or binoculars at night-sky watching events. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Nandina Domestica—Good, Bad, not Ugly

Out on a walk early February 4, I spotted a plant with striking red berries and vibrant leaves, making me think of Christmas and holly. It was growing wild in a shallow ravine just behind a guard rail. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Reaching Past Pasta Ads that Feature La Donna E Mobile

Every now and then, I've tried finding a TV commercial that advertised pasta and used a particularly catchy classical piece. I've long since forgotten the name of the pasta and most of the pasta words. I had never learned the name of the music until a few weeks ago. ("La Donna e Mobile" is a 43-sec instrumental autoplay audio that loops.) Read the entire article and comment there, please.