Been walking the last couple of days with my friend from way down south (well, south of Fort wayne, north of Indy), her lovely daughter, and their two canine companions. Been too busy chatting to take any pics (maybe she'll grace us with some of hers later), but here are some other recent shots:
|A better look at our latest tree casualty. Pretty much exploded.|
|Mr and Mrs Woody pose|
|I just take the pics, I don't explain 'em.|
This flag is a battle flag, symbolizing the brave men who fought and died in the name of what they believed (however misguided). You can attach racism or whatever to their cause, but this isn't about that. It is about sacrifice and honor.
I for one am sick and tired of people on all sides of the equation overreacting and forbidding us to observe what we have observed, pray as we have prayed, do as we have done for generations in the name of "someone might be offended". And here's my final statement on the subject:
However, in my fruitless search for my original posting, I see that my friend indeed did post pics of yesterday's walk:
|Yours truly and lovely daughter|
|Fosco, Scrappy, and Hu|
Imagine only being able to live in a narrow band of very hot water surrounding hydrothermal vents in the Southern Ocean—and surviving on bacteria that grow on your hairy chest.
Such is the life of a newfound species of crab, known as Kiwa tyleri. Back in 2010 scientists found this small creature clinging to the sides of vents, in a frigid region of ocean northeast of the Antarctic Peninsula, but have now officially named and described it in a study published Wednesday in PLOS ONE.
Previously the scientists affectionately referred to it as the “Hoff” crab, after the hirsute actor David Hasselhoff. But the scientific name of these small crabs, whose shells can grow up to 2 inches in length, honors deep-sea biologist Paul Tyler, says his colleague and study lead author Sven Thatje, of the University of Southampton.
|Separated at creation? Maybe to a scientist...|