April 2022 archive
agave (with primate for scale)
I generally avoid social networking sites but I made an exception recently: I started following people on Twitter last year. I'm finding more useful information and commentary there than I expected I would. I especially value the European perspectives on the war in Ukraine that are available on Twitter.
Twitter's management has been criticized for not finding ways to make money on a scale comparable to that of its competitors. I think it's not an accident that the least profitable site of the lot is the one I'm most interested in reading.
Your guess is as good as mine as to how Twitter will change now that you‑know‑who is buying it.
Yesterday afternoon. This is the same plant as in the pic a week earlier. I love the contrast between the unrushed pace of growth of the bodies of some desert plants and the speed their flower stalks develop at.
Jackrabbit before dawn.
A casualty of fierce wind we had six days ago.
Agave next door getting its bloom on.
A German airline has a new paint scheme that most everyone is calling striped but which snake people would say is banded.
View from a route at one of my favorite climbing areas (about five hours north of where I live now; I went there more when I lived in the SF bay area). Mouseover to see how it looks now, after last year's Caldor Fire. Approximate location: 38.8°N,120.135°W.