By Lambert Strether of Corrente
Patient readers, I must finish up a post on Hillary Clinton’s “Lunch with the FT.” Talk amongst yourselves! –lambert
Bird Song of the Day
Moustached Grass-Warbler, Taraba, Nigeria; I think competing with a lot of night sounds. There seem to be a lot of warblers!
Contact information for plants: Readers, feel free to contact me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, to (a) find out how to send me a check if you are allergic to PayPal and (b) to find out how to send me images of plants. Vegetables are fine! Fungi and coral are deemed to be honorary plants! If you want your handle to appear as a credit, please place it at the start of your mail in parentheses: (thus). Otherwise, I will anonymize by using your initials. See the previous Water Cooler (with plant) here. From TH:
TH writes: “This was a tree at the Huntington Library Museum and Gardens. I was slightly limited on the angle, because I didn’t think I should step off the path, but I actually liked this back-lighting and the background.” I like the square format; it reminds me of my first “serious” camera, a Mamiya C330 that used 120mm film.
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