Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Chillin'


Nice post on peaceful things, which means a fine rant is building, I bet.

-Ms. F, on my last post.

This is true, although much of my ranting pressure steam is released via comments on other blogs. In any case, here are a few more recent pictures.

Ladles and Jellyspoons, may I present the Transverse Flower Fly, Eristalis transversa?


The local Datura grew to tremendous size last summer, but most were mowed down before the first frost. They're back again, growing through the brick sidewalks of German Village:



UPDATE: Walk On By


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19 comments:

vacuumslayer said...

So we're jailing cats now? Not nice!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I am but a passing camera enthusiast, recording the scene for post-stare-ity.
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M. Bouffant said...

Looks like a wild wknd.!

Jennifer said...

My house, yard, and soul, have been engulfed in purslane. I'm guessing there are many things within the purslane that I could photograph, but the purslane growls whenever I try to make a move.

vacuumslayer said...

"I am but a passing camera enthusiast, recording the scene for post-stare-ity.
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So you just cavalierly document the horror and walk on by? Shameful.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

M.B., there's been quite a number of systems rolling through here, lately. What gets me is when the temperature doesn't get down below 70 at night...that means it's going to be hot and humid the next day.

VS, video added! (Sorry, feesh, I went with Isaac Hayes and not Celine.)
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Kathleen said...

it comes it comes it comes it comes and goes

Randal Graves said...

Part of your rantslessness, not to be confused with a Wu-ian pantslessness, is the fact that you're often under the hypnotic thrall of feline orbs, a most formidable adversary.

P.S. Fuck humidity.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

My house, yard, and soul, have been engulfed in purslane.

You lucky, lucky girl!

vacuumslayer said...

VS, video added!

Nice. :)

Thers said...

ITTDGYa, email me? --Thers

vacuumslayer said...

How the he'll do you do alt text in Blooger? Whenever I try it never shows up.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

VS, the trick of alt text in blooger is use title="your caption", not alt="your caption".
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vacuumslayer said...

Thanks! And damn you, auto correct.

mikey said...

You just need to put the Ayche Eee Double Hockey Sticks in your dictionary, VS, and it won't 'correct' it anymore...

thatgirl said...

My datura took over the front yard also. Evidently they're illegal in some states due to their unpleasant hallucinogenic properties.

ms fahrenheit said...

ms f thinks rants can be a thing of beauty, too, you know!!

(especially since you speak for me. we agree.)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

thatgirl, in Ohio any hallucinogen is a pleasant relief. (Of course you already know this, being from Clevelandistan and all).

Ms. F, as somebody once said, it's easier putting up pictures than perfecting the rant. And even as your perfect the rant, they pile up new atrocities that make your old rant seem tame and outdated.
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Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

I am such a sucker for the Transverse Flower Fly.