Gorgeous day out there. A bit cool this morning, but appropriate for the date. At work we’re getting ready to get out from under the roof. It will still be a bit before planting gets underway in a serious manner. Still, longer days, bright sunshine, greening grass, blooming forsythia… visions of
sugarplums er, I mean sprouting row crops dance in their heads. It’s all good.
Spent the Easter weekend in East Tennessee with family. The Volunteer countryside is much further along greening up than we are here in Central Ohio. It makes one wonder if cattle and sheep are out on fresh pasture… and yes Mr. Miller, I’m looking at you. No more hay feeding for the time being I suppose.
The neighbors have a new puppy. Cute, and noisy. She is cute enough for now to make the barking tolerable. One supposes the barking will lessen before she grows out of the cute phase. There must have been some sort of selection for this during dog domestication. Any day now I expect there will be a scientific publication outlining how a genetic bottleneck occurred during dog domestication which accounts for a cuteness offset to nuisance barking. The investigators might do well to consider the genetics of dog lovers vs. cat lovers as covariates in this study when evaluating levels of perceived nuisance or cuteness.
News from Western Europe (Belgium specifically) was sad last week. And just a few hours ago some miscreant here in the middle of the Buckeye state had the audacity to call up a major manufacturer and claim to have left a bomb in their building. Sad. All these beautiful spring moments, and some jerk has to rain on our parade. Fortunately for us there were no casualties.
So there’s a random assortment of today’s thoughts and images. Mostly pretty and bright with the stink of human inhumanity at the edges. Before sunset this evening there might just be time to wet a line down at the creek. Playin’ hooky for real… oh rats, I haven’t gotten my fishing license yet. Need to get that taken care of.