Wednesday, September 24, 2014
This blog seems to have changed into "Fifi's Garden Adventures". I'm spending a lot more time outside gardening & discovering new creatures & I'm too lazy to write about them in a journal. Plus I'd have to lug the laptop into my office, connect to the printer, and print a photo to remind me what I'm writing about. Too much work after working in the yard. (I had the chain saw out one day, the axe another day - dang! it wears me out.)
Couple days back I turned over a rock and found this slug. First one I have seen in many years. We have tons of snails here, and I saw lots of snails at various places I lived in North Texas, but never a slug. When I was a kid in Seattle we saw lots of slugs but not snails. We used to pour salt on them and watch them dissolve. Apparently it's an old tradition in some parts. I didn't salt this one though. I read that some of their deadliest enemies are the larvae of lightning bugs, and there are plenty of those around, so I'll let nature take its course.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
I've held on to this little news clipping for months. I disagreed with the statement from the first, and I still do. If you're enforcing politeness with a gun you're a thug, no matter who you are.
I live in a town where proponents of "open carry" are allowed to bring loaded weapons into some eating establishments. I don't feel more polite; I feel less safe when I see armed people of either sex, no matter who they are.
Friday, September 5, 2014
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