Purple Haze

Arctic lupine or Lupinus arcticus, growing along the road in Canada. These beautiful flowers grow up north where the air is crisp and clear; they tend to be light lilac to dark purple. The first time I saw Arctic Lupine was in Iceland, where the plants were imported to help with erosion and feed theContinue reading “Purple Haze”

An American in France, in an American Crematory technically in France…

When it comes to WWII, America doesn’t celebrate VE Day. This tidbit might surprise Europeans because we always remind people that we won WWII. We don’t celebrate VE day because the war wasn’t over for us. We declared war on Japan a day after the attack at Pearl Harbor, so on December 8, 1941, theContinue reading “An American in France, in an American Crematory technically in France…”

Flying Shark!

I visited the Virginia Beach Aquarium in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Above is one of their sharks in the giant saltwater tank; this is a Sand Tiger Shark, which isn’t the same as a Tiger Shark. For this shot, I used some new camera gear, a rubber/flexible Lens Hood that removes reflections from glass, likeContinue reading “Flying Shark!”

Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary

I have purchased an abridged version of Samuel Johnson’s dictionary, and below are some of my favorite entries enjoy. To be clear this is not the first English Dictionary, but it was the first to use quotes and was widely used, and some of it is catty, odd, and hilarious which is why it’s stillContinue reading “Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary”

The Real Signs of Aging

People say hearing or memory is the first thing to go, but it’s not; we start aging a long time before then. Below are the real signs that you aren’t getting any younger. You wake up in the middle of the night to pee. In your teens and twenties, you could drink a 2-liter bottleContinue reading “The Real Signs of Aging”

Can you become a crazy fish lady?

It’s taken a good month, but I am just about done with my freshwater tank. I had a 10 gallon before, went through 3 beta fish, and gave up. I didn’t do my research. I just wanted aqua plants and felt bad for those poor beta fish in the tiny tuber-ware and became a petContinue reading “Can you become a crazy fish lady?”