My kaleidoscope is from a picture I took at Zion National Park where we had a wonderful painter's retreat.
Original photo is this!
Now back to preparing for leaving for 6 months! I will probably take a 2 week break from blogging...
While the fleabanes are often dismissed as 'weeds' because of their ubiquitousness during the summer, they are actually rather cheerful plants that are beneficial to many small insects that play an important role in the functioning of the ecological system. The big news yesterday is that pesticides are causing the colony collapse disorder:
Americans are crazier than coots! I can say that as I am about to return to a more sane country--Canada.