By Lambert Strether of Corrente
Patient readers, I musk ask your indulgence once more, as I complete a quixotic post on masking. Tomorrow I shall be back in form. This is an open thread. –lambert.
In honor of the recent reception of the Azovs in “The People’s House,” as Pelosi likes it call it, I thought I’d post X’s “Under The Big Black Sun,” the Black Sun being a Nazi symbol, hence much appreciated by the losers of Mariupol (though perhaps they’ll clean themselves up for American cable). Unfortunately, the lyrics, though great, are thoroughly off-point.
Then I thought: What the heck?
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 Copeland:
Copeland writes: “This is Salvia greggii ‘Radio Red’. One of its common names is Autumn Sage, and though it blooms all spring and summer, it really does put forth a mighty effort going into autumn after taking a bit of a breather in midsummer. Tremendously attractive to hummingbirds.”
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