21 thoughts on “10 9 22

  1. Steve Schwartzman October 9, 2022 / 8:21 am

    Do you think people could teach a hippopotamus to use outsized scuba gear to increase its underwater stays to more than 5 minutes?

    • oneowner October 9, 2022 / 12:36 pm

      Hippos are pretty smart, Steve. They avoid people.

  2. disperser October 9, 2022 / 10:58 am

    . . . longer if they’re dead . . .

    Awesome photo (again). Looks like Alfalfa found a second career in vegetation renderings.

    . . . or Reagan . . .

    • oneowner October 9, 2022 / 12:38 pm

      Thanks, E. What is the minimum age someone has to be to understand that comment?

    • disperser October 9, 2022 / 1:17 pm

      It depends . . . what’s the age of your youngest readers?

      • oneowner October 9, 2022 / 2:15 pm

        Readers? What are those?

      • disperser October 9, 2022 / 2:24 pm

        Sorry, my bad . . . what age are the youngest viewers of your photos?

        • oneowner October 9, 2022 / 3:27 pm

          Just a guess but I wouldn’t be surprised if the average is in the mid ’70s (give or take a decade).

          • TomDills October 9, 2022 / 3:52 pm

            I got it!

          • howg2211 October 9, 2022 / 9:29 pm

            I got it too

  3. Linda Grashoff October 9, 2022 / 1:02 pm

    Love the contrast of the tight curves with the straighter ones. Also that green and the tonality of the image.

    • oneowner October 9, 2022 / 2:14 pm

      Thanks, Linda. This is one of the hostas that grow in the deep shade next to the house. This is one of the older plants. The ones I planted this year were all eaten by deer. I’m going to have to put a surveillance camera thee next year.

  4. bluebrightly October 11, 2022 / 2:17 pm

    A strangely wonderful image. Oh, sorry to read that the deer got the new hostas. Hostas were a big favorite with deer when I worked in gardens in NY. Here, I only have pots and no hostas. I do have some favorite Angel wing begonias that I overwinter each year in a cool, dark place and put out each spring. They don’t bloom until this time of year so you can imagine my anticipation. Sure enough, the deer ignored them this summer for weeks and weeks, then one day they had to nibble. They are so hard to predict! But I foiled them (so far!) by setting the two pots with the least damage on the deck. I don’t think they like going too close to the house. đŸ™‚

    • oneowner October 11, 2022 / 6:27 pm

      Thanks, Lynn. This particular plant is very close to the house and you are right, they don’t like to get too close to the house. I would love to have a motion-sensored infrared camera on them, though.

      • bluebrightly October 11, 2022 / 6:49 pm

        Maybe a Christmas present….
        It would be fun to see what shows up! A friend had one at her wooded home about a half hour East off Seattle and she saw cougars!

        • oneowner October 11, 2022 / 6:54 pm

          It would be nice but Santa’s going to be busy with a new router (no fun at all).

      • disperser October 11, 2022 / 10:37 pm

        This is the one I got:

        Works pretty well . . . no cougars or bears, but deer, possums, skunks, a couple of cats, and raccoons. Fairly affordable . . . plus routers these days are pretty much plug-and-play (long gone are the days of sitting there setting up the networks and securing ports).

        • disperser October 11, 2022 / 10:41 pm

          Weird, I copied an Amazon link, and it just posted the picture. Anyway, it’s $32 right now, in case this link also doesn’t work:

          • oneowner October 12, 2022 / 12:38 pm

            That’s cool.

        • disperser October 11, 2022 / 10:43 pm

          OK, this is annoying; how are you supposed to share a link if WP keeps changing it?

          Here’s the product description:
          Trail Camera, CEYOMUR 20MP 1080P Hunting Camera with Low Glow IR LEDs Night Vision Motion Activated, Video Game Camera with IP66 Waterproof for Wildlife Monitoring

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