It's been a day and change since cold turkey Facebook style and I'm still alive. Lots of sun, completed two ferocious New York Times Xword puzzles, read about 15 pages of Lisa Randall's newest book and cleaned out the cupboard on the front porch. Scented the tomatoes with Miracle-Gro and watched a zillion insects do a honeybee's job of passing pollen. From wasps to Flys, moths to sweat bees, and a bunch of insects I had no idea existed. I don't think the lack of honeybees is going to put a dent in plants making viable seed for the next growth cycle. Only difference is....no honey.
I missed the transit of Venus across the Sun. but it was a..mostly cloudy....b...much better view on the internet....c..I'm really lazy when it comes to observing celestial events. I've got a pretty nice pair of binoculars. I laid out on the pool deck one night soon after their purchase, determined to see our one of our nearest galactic neighbors...The Andromeda Galaxy, you know the one that's going to smash into us eventually. (don't sell the farm just yet) and after about half an hour of my eyes adjusting to the dark and with my arms straining at the sinews with holding the binoculars vertical for twenty minutes straight...lo and behold,,the Andromeda Galaxy, our twin sister. The picture is provided by NASA.