Saturday, April 22, 2023



As usual for me, early this morning I sat down at the computer to check the news, emails, blogs, and a few other things.  In the news, there was all the daily screaming and lamenting about politics, war, death, destruction, and

Scientists may have finally figured out why hair turns gray —
and how to stop it
(why?  gray hair isn’t unattractive and it doesn’t mean we won’t continue to age - somebody has too much time on their hands)

Superchat’s new AI chatbot lets you message historical and fictional characters via ChatGPT  The characters include notable historical figures like Shakespeare, Albert Einstein, Cleopatra or Neil Armstrong, plus those from public domain works, classic stories, or fairy tales, like Snow White or Medusa or Sherlock Holmes, as well as those that represent different professions, like gardeners, chefs, or therapists.(oooookay – talk to fictional characters and get the FICTIONAL answer??)

There wasn’t anything about what today is –


Every year, April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day.  It is an annual event where people should take time out to demonstrate their support for protecting the planet and its environment.

Here are a few things happening in my part of the Earth –

Lovely trees

I covet this one – a Live Oak with huge branches reaching for the ground. 

My catalpa tree is blooming


Wild Horsemint or Bee Balm


Pretty dandelions


Ditch lilies


My wild area


Lettuce patch



Catnip.  Honest to god – this should be with the wild section because it grows like ….. well, like wild!  The small flower – Pinks (I do know the real name – Dianthus but I like Pinks better)




And Babies

The last picture probably has little to do with nature but I do see the subject everyday and said subject is on Earth .....

Me – struggling with the whole “selfie” thing.  I am not talented enough to hold the phone at the right height/angle, smile, press the camera button, and not drop it on the floor.  Best effort.

So go out and enjoy your part of the Earth today.  And, consider what you might do to help our world survive.

 ps  I’ve been quiet these past many months for a lot of boring reasons but primarily because being on the computer (phone, kindle) for longer than an hour, very quickly makes my eyes so tired seeing clearly becomes difficult-to-really hard and reading is nearly impossible.  Argh!

22 Apr 2023