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Here's a video of a Western Hognose snake drinking from a kind human's water bottle


Is your local rope swing set up for the solstice celebrations?

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impromptu rope swing typically used to swing from shore out over a lake.

1930s - Shortened from "Tarzan swing" which derived from the movies made of Edgar Rice Burroughs' character.

Weed/Wildflower Wednesday

Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana)
Sometimes planted intentionally in gardens, but is a North American native.

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Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)

Roadside weed is considered poisonous. Don't eat the little red berries.

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Garlic Mustard
This weed is considered invasive in Massachusetts and it is recommended that people try to remove it, roots and all.

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This plant is the sole diet of Monarch butterfiles which lay their eggs on the underside of young leaves. The emergent caterpillars eat some, pupate and then fly off.

Monarch butterflies are now rare in my area. Please give these plants a chance to help these "royal" insects.

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This rose plant grows wild and is fairly easy to see along roadsides and the edges of woods. It's a climber, too.

Weed/Wildflower Wednesday


This grass-like, common roadside plant is easy to identify by its triangular flower stalk. Grasses have round flower stalks.

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A positively charged ion, i.e. one that would be attracted to the cathode in electrolysis.

Mid 19th cent: from cata- ‘alongside’ or from cathode, + ion.


Ions happen in solutions of many chemicals and a positively charged cation moves toward (and typically combines with) a metal cathode like a copper strip which is attached to a source of DC electricity. Do not expect this illustration to clarify much.

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El aliento grande,
Una muestra de aire.
Estoy vivo.
Esta basta.

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And so #Youtube won't allow the #Blender Foundation to share its creative commons licensed videos on the platform if they don't monetize it? Really? #b3d

Word of the Day


Unable to be broken.


José chose an arcane passphrase to use with his RSA encryption software to create an adamantine lock on his data.

[All by itself, this example may be too cryptic to be easily understood!]


Thanks for the connection.

I think we probably touched base a few times when I was on .cloud, but I slithered away to .art and you had to do all the work to find me here.

Thanks for making the effort.

Word of the Day


A sumo wrestling tournament.

Japanese, from ba ‘place, occasion’ + shō ‘place, locality’.


Marco took a break from the World Cup tournament by visiting a basho on his Asian trip.

He was surprised to find the wrestlers were having their own difficulty concentrating.


Thanks for connecting.

Do you use both Puffinux accounts equally?

Should I follow both?

I've settled on just using one account, I think.


Thanks for making this connection.

I think you are the third person from your instance today!

I have a user's perspective on GNU/Linux and otherwise talk about mostly foolish stuff I enjoy doing.

Follow until it suits you not to do so.