The Great Dismal Swamp

It’s not that bad. I took a trip to the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia, USA. In winter, it’s a lovely weekend trip, but I wouldn’t risk it in summer; the mosquitos must be horrendous. Along the gravel car trail, there is a small trail to the 800-year-old tree, and as IContinue reading “The Great Dismal Swamp”

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”

Snail Stink Eye

I’ve been working on macro photography with my snails, fish, and shrimp, and I caught my snail giving me the stink eye. This is a Tiger Nerite snail; it’s about one inch big, gliding on a plant leaf. If you are looking for a snail for a freshwater aquarium, this is the snail to get.Continue reading “Snail Stink Eye”

Forced Creativity part something

For this project, I used the app PhotoScape X, and there is a free version and a Pro version at 35 USD (one-time cost). This app does not sponsor me, I used texture filters, pre-created shapes, and bright colors to create digital Images. The one below is rectangles lined against each other with an addedContinue reading “Forced Creativity part something”