Jellyfeet

Dilly and Gatti are horrified by lack of legs to stand on

Talk about ‘foot-in-mouth‘! Dilly insists they were jellyfish larvae. It IS rather like something out of A Series of Unfortunate Events, yes. Mm: feet and ceilings

Speaking of feeding frenzies: I have finished the Atlanta Burns books and am on the second book of The Heartland Trilogy (by Chuck Wendig) Om-nom-nom-nom! (They are all extra-cheap on Amazon at the moment.)

H/T: Mystery sea creatures leave Australian teen bloodied after feasting on boy’s legs/ National/ Global News;
So, about this Googler’s manifesto/Yonatan Zunger

Real toe-biter (giant water bug):

Toe-biters: good dads

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Auspicious Avocado

Dilly and Gatti consider eight and what they ate.

The eighth of the eighth: an auspicious date for a 2+6.

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Civic Chilling

Dilly muses about pains in the neck.

Today is a civic holiday. What is meaningful work, and do cats worry about that?

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Gifappeltjie

Gifappeltjie

 There were gifappeltjies in one of my childhood stories; so it was interesting to see some in the game reserve. They are poisonous, though of the same genus as potatoes, tomatoes and brinjals. I believe they are Solanum tomentosums.

Wall balls at the gym

 Phew: At 37deg C, it’s too hot to go to the gym. No not-pink medicine wall balls today!

gifappeltjies

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Klompdistelboom

Klopdisselboom
Klompe klompe
Things are going klopdisselboom! Dilly the gogga wears new clogs, not Träskors or Harley Davidsons like she used to, but home-chewed ones. She’s been watching an old favorite, Robert Sapolsky. Maybe she should read  his new book, Behave… (This interview “You have no Free Will” is also interesting.)
Dilly rows her winged clog.

I love thistles, which include the Cynara/artichoke, with its added allure of providing vegetable rennet for vegetarians that like cheese.

spent thistle

Thistle bush

Klompdistelboom

Goggatjie, nou is jou kansie
Trek aan die rooi klompe en dans
Ek breek vir jou ‘n lansie
Al is die wêreld uit wans-
Dis tog elke gogga se droom:
klopdisselboom, klopdisselboom
Die distel is so mooi en so pers
fier en regop, soos ‘n kers
stekels en prikkels is niks;
hulle hou jou net fiks
Jy kan dans dat die stof so staan
-daarna kom die heengaan-
kap ‘it uit:
Dans goggatjie, dans.

Work in progress; painting of thistles

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The Casein of the Free Will-o’-the-wisp

Gatti and Dilly consider Tardigrades, milkshakes and lightning storms

Oh noes! Is Gattito casein-shaming Dilly? Milk clothes, silk scarves and leather shoes to follow. Or maybe wooden clogs?! Also, if you have an add HOX urge to juggle tardigrades, you should probably go with Ramazzotius varieornatus rather than Hybsibius dujardini.

h/t: Ball Lightning

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Wood Lousy Intentions

Dilly explains that she is not a strict vegan

Dilly is NOT a pescatarian believer though.

Dilly the wood louse loves life

Keep rolling; it’s good for you. After all, the circus of life might just be a simulation!

A painting of a cheesecake awarded five Michellian stars

Dilly decides to have her zesty lemon cheesecake and eat it.

A doodlebug wonders about spoon- and fork theories
(Not a wooden spoon, otherwise she might eat it!)

h/t: Spoon theory; Fork theory

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Really, Gorelly?

Gorilla and moon jelly chromosplice

Marbled bengal cat

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Dillidiiëlle and Nougatti

Cartoon of a cat and a pill bug

 We unrolled the Shiraz carpet (pun!) from its long slumber in the garage storage at last. It is a bit odorous and a few goggas escaped from it. The cats were most intrigued. Maybe they can smell Starbuck and Pepper on it still.

H/T: Armadillidiidae

Legging it: good for you

 H/T: Flatworms

 Dillidiiëlle unrôling.

Roly-polies  like cheesecake

Remember Cheesecake?

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Et Zucchini, Courgette?

Yummy zucchini flower painting

The power of the flower. Ah, the tastiness of zucchini flowers!

cartoon of a zucchini flower

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