I started writing yet another post about iPad and the Apple pundits' hot takes. That post has now turned into two posts one of which is comparing today’s Apple-oriented online culture to the late 90s and early 2000’s. And now a third post writing about the other two posts. 🤣🤓


Thought I might get a little work done this morning. Then the cat. 😂

A long-haired brown cat sits on a desk near a keyboard and iPad looking at the camera menacingly.


Part two of my earlier post about working with cats. I've moved to my desk.

A long-haired grayish brown cat sits in a brown chair in front of a desk that I'm about to work at. She has relocated herself from my previous location to take up residence in my new intended workspace. In the background there is an iPad attached to a large display, clear evidence of my plan as well as her intention to disrupt those plans.


Cats are not compatible with working from home.

A guy with a beard is looking at a brown cat that has placed herself comfortably between him and his iPad keyboard.


Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata. They feed mainly on seeds and nuts, such as acorns, which, according to Wikipedia, they sometimes hide to eat later. I wonder how many birds to that? They also eat soft fruits, arthropods, and, occasionally, small vertebrates.

A medium sized bird is perched an a branch set against a blurred, snowy background. The bird is predominantly white/gray on the front side and bright blue on the backside with a black beak. There is also a thin black band that extends back from the eyes then downward and around the front of the bird froming what looks like a necklace.


A small yellow bird is perched on a branch, holding a black sunflower seed in it's beak.

American Goldfinch

A  small gray and white bird with a black head is perched on branch. Blurred snow flakes can be seen falling around the bird.

Black-capped Chickadee


After a few days off the fat bike I finally got out for a nice ride on the still snowy trails.

A fat tire bike leans against a tree next to a snowy trail in the woods

A fat tire bike leans against a tree on a snow covered trail in the woods. A creek is behind the bike.


Snow Birds!

Two birds in a tussle, both close together and in flight. The birds are mostly very dark gray  with smaller areas of white on their undersides Two dark-eyed juncos in a tussle

A small pinkish purple songbird is perched on a branch, blurred snow coming down around it Purple finch A vibrant red bird  is perched on a branch, blurred snow coming down around it Northern Cardinal


We had lots of very wet snow in southeast Missouri last night. Makes for some very pretty pictures and a power outage. Is it too early for hot chocolate with peppermint vodka?

Cedar trees covered in snow with branches sagging down.

A heavy snow covering the trees of a landscape, causing the branches to sag.

A lake in the foreground with snow covered trees on the far side of the shore

Two small tiny houses are surrounded by sagging trees covered in deep snow.


The eastern towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus. Not the clearest photo, but if you look closely, you'll see that this towhee is having some dinner!

A bird with a black backside and  orangeish brown front side is foraging amongst winter leaves on the ground. Upon closer inspection, it can be seen that the bird is holding a brown spider in its beak.

A bird with a black backside and  orangeish brown front side is foraging amongst winter leaves on the ground. Upon closer inspection, it can be seen that the bird is in the process of swallowing a spider.


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