Macro Monday: Fuzzy Bee With Dust

Look, I know it’s cold out now and nobody cares about the dusty bees. I’m here to tell you that even though it’s not dusty bee season, those bees are still important. And that dust? Yeah, that’s pretty important, too. So here are some pictures of some bees I got …

Macro Monday: Burdock

Burdock grasps out with its hook-claws, purply mass exploding in a flurry of velcro-like abominations. I like the photo, though. Almost makes my plague of burdock bearable. *burrs claw at every surface of my body* *burrs dig hooks deep into my soul* *I am burrs* In other news! My class …

Macro Monday: Bees in Helsinki

Well, WorldCon was an incredible success. It was an exhausting, fun adventure that I look forward to repeating as long as it isn’t any time soon oh wow I’m really tired. I met some great people and ate some excellent food, including a super-fancy buffet where they just keep bringing …

The Blue Knight and the New Year

    Look, the Blue Knight is a symbol, okay? This is totally art and it symbolizes how we’re going to go all “L” shaped on the new year. Yeah, running at 2016 like some cracked up bishop didn’t get the job done. 2017? Totally sending in the knights. It’s …

Photo Tuesday: Pepper Time

There’s a lot to be said for a decorative pepper. *looks around* Ok, look, I don’t have a lot to say about these peppers. They’re colorful, I guess. I’m not really sure what the endgame is for these guys, but the new house lets us grow all kinds of things …

Photo Tuesday: A Boring Old Hosta

  Nobody ever cares about hostas. They’re space fillers. They come in so many varieties and then they just sit there like *blech* in your landscape like a leafy turd. Sometimes they’re nice, though. These hostas are on the side of my house where I rarely see them. It rained. …

Photo Tuesday: Bird of Paradise

The Bird of Paradise is a fantastic flower, both in its color and its crazy, crazy stamen. I’d accuse it of compensating for something, but, um, stamens kind of ARE the flower’s male sexual organs. So. As our summer season draws to a close, I find myself finishing a project. …