Tuesday, May 18, 2021



No matter how you say it, these quad feet only elevate when I'm stuck in bed.



More pictures of the Mississippian microbial reef in North Alabama.  


A busy part of the reef, consisting of microbial thrombolitr (originally nonlaminated lime mud, which is commonly clotted or pelletal). B=fragment of a bryozoan, A="Problematicum A," a tubular fossil, S=a cement-filled shelter void (note semicircular single-chambered foraminiferan on the roof, left of "S"), lower arrow=multiple microfossils encrusting the bryozoan, left arrow=more on the top side, upper left arrow=a former void now filled with miscellaneous very fine particles (there's another on the lower right). Scale 0.5 millimeters. The reef grew in shallow warm marine water close to the shoreline, perhaps in a lagoon.

Monday, May 17, 2021



More pictures of the Mississippian microbial reef in North Alabama. 


Thrombolite (microbial carbonate) with voids filled with micropelletal cement (P) separated by a dark pillar of thrombolite. White arrow points to calcite-filled fracture. Long dimension 2.5 millimeters.



this clematis

grows kudzu fast

what a mistake



slow day

in Metropolis

Superman catches a thermal

Sunday, May 16, 2021



Under the 500th hat was no hairy pate, but a yawning chasm, a howling cyclone of no return, and the king was very sorry indeed.. For a few moments




the 17-year locusts

feel the buzz