Wednesday Reads: Nature Made

Neowise photo by Ian Lopez

Good afternoon, I can’t tell you how many times I have tried to start this post. From last night to this morning, I would get myself in full search mode, looking for links…or in this case, searching for beautiful pictures of flowers, comets, mineral formations basically anything of natural cosmic or earthly creation. (That being created by God, as she has truly placed so many beauties in our world.) My intention being a post of lovely “things” to disappear into…as the news is horrors.

So it started off well:

Only to be blocked by a recurrence of an orange turd-faced asshole.

I apologize for the remaining post, but some things must be pointed out.


Read the thread above, some infuriating comments there. Outrageous…that judge needs to go. Everyone involved in the situation should be fired.

Just a few more:

This is an open thread.

12 Comments on “Wednesday Reads: Nature Made”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    I left out the dump on Fauci…it is too disgusting.

  2. Pat Johnson says:

    Wow! Those nature pics are spectacular!

    Great post, jj! You deserve a round of virtual applause!

  3. NW Luna says:

    Beautiful nature pictures! Thank you!

    • Enheduanna says:

      That sprout thing is out of this world!

      • quixote says:

        The smell truly is more like shit and rotting corpses than real shit and corpses! Only lasts a few hours though. The “sprout” part on a plant that’s fullgrown can be six feet tall. Can you imagine being the first human to come across that thing in the jungle?

        • NW Luna says:

          Hah, I was just going to post that it’s also called the “corpse plant.”

          • quixote says:

            There are smaller relatives who smell very similar. A botanist friend, who was renting a room in Hawaii, had one as a houseplant. It got overpowering when it bloomed (that species stinks for days, not hours) so he put it in the garden for the time being, not far from the garbage cans as it happened. Comes home the next day and the landlady is cleaning the cans with bleach and hoses and mops and everything. “Don’t know what it is,” she says, “but the cans sure stink!”

            I don’t know if he ever got up the courage to tell her what the real problem was.

          • NW Luna says:

            That is one uh, enthusiastic botanist to keep that as a houseplant!

          • quixote says:

            They don’t bloom very often, and like the giant one, they have amazing-looking leaves

        • NW Luna says:

          The Univ of Wash Conservatory has a full-sized one, and IIRC when it blooms they have to take off part of the greenhouse roof to give it enough headroom. Probably helps with the smell, too!