Thursday, August 11, 2011

Market, Politics, Butterflies

Shall I post my expert market analysis? Trenchant observations on American politics and our continued descent into plutocracy? Or, more butterflies?

How about a carpenter bee?

The goldfinches keep eluding me. This one flew up to the telephone wires just before I could take his picture. Then he spent some time up there laughing.

Thanks to Smut Clyde, I know now that okra and hibiscus are both members of the mallow family.

And now for your market and political analysis:

(Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire. Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions)


M. Bouffant said...

So, were I to find okra or hibiscus in a marsh, they'd be good puffy sugary eating?

M. Bouffant said...

Christ on a crutch, Jesse's going to have the life-span of a hummingbird, & Heather will be dead from not moving except to bribe him.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Here's some recipes from around the world for okra. As far as I can tell, hibiscus flowers are used to make tea and in some salads.

You're right about the dog, that's why I made this video my politics and market commentary.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Thanks to Smut Clyde, I know now that okra and hibiscus are both members of the mallow family.

Both delicious! I love okra, and love the Jamaican hibiscus punch.

Randal Graves said...

You better not be inferring that the internets is for anything other than pretty nature pictures, illegal downloading & porn.

Jennifer said...

I was out pulling weeds when I realized a female goldfinch was a mere 4 feet from me, gleefully plucking apart a zinnia... I would have taken a photo with which to taunt you, but didn't have a camera on me... it would have been payback for you hogging all of the butterflies this year.

Unknown said...

I like the Red Admiral..didn't you feature that one in another post?

As for expert market analysis..I have had enough of that shit lately to last me a lifetime...give me butterflies and orbs dude!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Yes, I've featured Red Admirals in other posts, Dusty...but not these ones! (Pictured above are at least two, if not three different Red Admirals I saw on Wednesday.)

On butterfly safari I take pictures of whatever I see. Later I download them to see whether any came out nice.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Is that dog named Knuckles?

Laura said...

I need that dog to come to my house and teach my kids a few tricks. Mainly, how to make their beds and put garbage in the garbage can.


Unknown said...

I like your gives me a calm feeling and gawd knows the political news that I suck down like a crackhead does the complete opposite.

Vonnie said...

Beautiful pictures, as always.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thanks Von and Dusty.

There'll be a new post any day now.
You can bet your bottom dollar!