Rain

I wondered what the blue jay was hiding so carefully: a peanut! The wind and rain have stowed some small, pale blue, and milky white eggs on the lawn…robins’s? The trillium flowers are not quite there yet.

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Get Out

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The Other Coast


And a cup of tea, brewed for 4 minutes.

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Toodle-oo

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Last Straw

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X-Mouse

Mouse has left the building. Thanks, Sekia.

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It’s all Relative.

 Who knew stinging nettles could be so tasty?

 Apex predator, long, long ago. Probably didn’t dine on stinging nettle risotto.

 Meanwhile, spring continues to spring forth.

Canada is so young.

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Pashmina Passion

H/T: Pashmina

Things are happening out there!

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Sally Forth

I watched a video this morning which lead me to watching the Cornell Lab’s live cam on Kauai Laysan Albatrosses… kind of soothing. Imagine being at sea for six years, and having to learn to walk again.

I started writing a poem, as one does. It is NaPoWriMo, after all.

Chilly, and broken-sharp
Gypsum bones in the wind:
Thoughts swirl; pile on
Not crystalline, not clear.
Those devilish details,
the little cat mews.

I’ll not harp; never mind.
The urge has gone; never fear.
Wails and fails…
But thanks iac, ScienceNews.

Has the sun set on satire in children’s stories?  Who Will Think of the Children?

h/t: Trump for Young Readers/Eric Alterman

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iZebra

iZebra

It’s complex: How the zebra got its stripes: a problem with too many solutions / Open Science:

How the zebra got its stripes: a problem with too many solutions

Brenda LarisonRyan J. HarriganHenri A. ThomassenDaniel I. RubensteinAlec M. Chan-GolstonElizabeth LiThomas B. Smith

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