Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Social Distancing: Don't Stand So Close To Me

Keep Your Distance

Before 8 this morning this photo was taken and it would be a good two hours before I got home.

Along the way, I had lots of time to think of a title but, it wasn't easy.

With that Coronavirus thing going around, everybody seems to be in a panic.

So, I got the idea, to look on YouTube and see if I could find a tune for this image.

How's this sound?

Friday, May 22, 2020

Fast Food Funnies: A Silly Sign to Take Serious

Coronavirus Has Changed Things

Most restaurants have been losing business because of spacing requirements in Japan.

The law says customers must maintain 2 meters distance when out socializing.

Lots of places closed and are taking extended vacations, staying home. Hah!

Smart business managers have figured out ways to keep serving their loyal customers.

All restaurants should be doing this. Serve takeout meals or, DELIVER to the customers.

Just let them know. It takes room to prepare YOUR FREAKIN TACOS!

This bit of humor courtesy of King Tacos in Kin Town, Okinawa, Japan.


Thursday, May 21, 2020

Flower Photo and Facts: African Lily

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Exotic Plant on Okinawa

Where this specimen was spotted will come later. Taking the photo during the rainy season was
challenging but, nothing like the fun to be had researching this purple beauty.

10 Flower Facts

  • AKA Lily of the Nile Agapanthusafricanus (アガパンサスアフリカス) is the Japanese name
  • Plants grow fine in southern-facing gardens or planters
  • They are attractive to bees, birds, and butterflies
  • Deer and rabbits won't disturb, destroy or, eat these plants
  • Flowers grow on tall stalks which favor facing the sun
  • The plants resist wind and salty air
  • This plant has been used to treat colds, coughs, chest pain, heart problems, and paralysis
  • Flowers are believed to protect the wearer from thunderstorms
  • Some women believe the African Lily boosts strength and fertility
  • In Africa, the plant is considered an aphrodisiac

See the African Lily in the parking lot at Kin Public Library.

Learn more about this flower at the links used for research:

Friday, May 8, 2020

Supermoon MAY 2020 Sorta Modified

Weather Didn't Cooperate

Cloudy skies, wind, and some freakish humidity ruined this month's moon shots.

Here's a photo I managed to create on the 7th of May 2020, the date of the full moon.

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The photo was taken shortly after 3 AM as the moon was setting in the west.

For viewers, who know about the "Rabbit in the Moon" the image has been rotated.

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For some reason, the rabbit turns upside down as the moon sets in the morning.

End of the Supermoon and Twisted Rabbit Story.