Tuesday, June 13, 2017

And when the bough breaks

I had a big limb break on an old Pecan tree last night. It was a healthy limb. Half of the tree is dead. It will take about twenty years for the tree to slowly die. Did you know Pecan trees can live 300 years. I have some volunteer trees that I plan to splice limbs of the old tree on. It has good nuts. My brother took the day to pop in for a visit and cleared the limb for me.

Today is just a scattered group of thoughts.

What is with all these gross pictures. One sign of a clickfarm are all the intestinal worms, a grossly obese Amish woman,  some sexy chicks with a salacious offer, unknown websites to visit. But on twitter, the one I find really gross are the blackheads. I've been muting and blocking these folks. I figure they are clickfarm baits. My question is why would they use these pictures?

Well I googled. I only found one article. The article was on a dubious site in that the ads had the following. How to fix crepey skin with a picture of very wrinkled skin on a woman's legs. Or How to keep your vagina young with a nubile young body and a disembodied hand pushing her panties down on one side.

Another had a woman and man in bed with the comment, who needs a man with these nine appliances. I hope some of those appliances would keep the yard mowed or the car gassed up or cut a limb up and remove from the driveway.

But the one that gave me pause was an ad on how to mail infectious agents. I've heard of mailing cookies and how to pack them. But I don't think I have ever needed to mail an infectious agent. It reminds me of when a child returned to school after having strept throat and hugged my neck. She was surprised I knew she had had strept throat. Strept throat has an odor.

A friend posed the question about what we did before Google. Well for one thing, we did not know as much. And we did not spend so much time reading about tangents. I do know when I see all those worms or blackheads to exit out. Not much information here folks, nothing you want to see for sure. I don't care if they say if is a safe thrill from a terror. I've seen a worm and popped a blackhead. I consider the worm in the garden good news.

According to the dubious website I visited, the psychology is similar to why we like to ride a roller coaster. The thrill and fear factor while in a safe environment is fun. So in a perverse way, unappetizing pictures are loathsome but a type of thrill that is safe.

But there are some good places on the web I saw today.

http://crazymountainman.blogspot.com/2017/06/sunday-stoll-pretty-finds.html

http://usinggeorgianativeplants.blogspot.com/2017/06/special-plants-special-places-coosa.html

https://myjustsostory.blogspot.com/2017/06/sunday-selections-331.html

https://inesemjphotography.com/news/

And these are some pictures from my iPhone I took with my dog's evening time stroll. The first set of pictures are lovely things. The second set which I will give a blank spot before are of one of the fly catcher's outside my house which is interesting and loathsome. I live next to a horse farm. Frankly, I feel some pity for the flies. It's a shame I can't catch and release them. Preferably at the horse farm's front porch. But down the road in a wooded area would also be a good location. Lot's of good food for what roams or flies wild there.


Blossoms all rolled up

Blossom unfurled

In the Midday Heat.
Roses

Just a bit Closer

Buds unfurling
Wild Trumpets Shouting

Morning Shot of Tractor in newly plowed field

Evening Sky on Fire




For a loathsome thrill..

















The small flecks are gnats which are a type of  fly


16 comments:

  1. Love your flower photos. I took a lookout the those you linked as well. All very good pictures.

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    1. The picture blogs are a nice escape. Nothing but bad news is around us lately. I took my sister to the doctor and when we got home my mom said she was happy. Nothing but bad news around the world today.

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  2. So pretty flowers! I know what we did before Google. I remember the old days of transcribing. There were reference books for each of the specialties that you needed for terminology, equipment, etc. Now in under a second, you can put a word in to Google and usually find what you are looking for. Reference books in this profession are pretty obsolete these days. If Google was to ever go away, that would be a dark day.

    betty

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    1. I remember going to the air conditioned library in the summertime and just hanging out. There were a lot of school kids that did that when I grew up. We would all sit around and read. Sometimes we read encyclopedias.

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  3. Before Google there were wonderful texts called encyclopedias. Also television. Yeah I'm not into looking at gross stuff for gross sake. Not fun to me.

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    1. I don't think it is healthy for you. As old as I am, I do enjoy a roller coaster.

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  4. Nice shots.
    Some of those images are so repulsive - why would people follow?

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    1. I agree. Sort of like there must be a mental weakness or immaturity. But then it could be someone you know and would be surprised.

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  5. The cat has shown zombie feet a time or three, just to get a rise out of many lol So many rely on google though. Can find anything, even the grossest stuff one can imagine. No thanks.

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    1. Your zombies look like fun sometimes. But what do you expect from a cat.

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  6. The pictures you took are clearly much more appetizing than the ones you described above. Very nice! Well, apart from the last two. You're right - creepy but fascinating.

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    1. The fly container is gross. But it is fascinating how it fills. I have that mixture of ewwww and pity for the poor things.

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  7. "Evening Sky on Fire" - breathtaking! Lovely flowers, too.

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    1. I stole the line from my dentist. He would tell his kids that and they would groan.

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  8. Hi Ann - Sorry about the Pecan - hopefully you'll get some new ones growing with the strength of your oldie ... Love the flower pics and the views ... flies - well they happen! - sadly but we need them ... cheers Hilary

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    1. So true we need flies. I just try to keep the numbers down close to my house.

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