By Lambert Strether of Corrente
Patient readers, I have been very busy kicking CDC’s twitching corpse, and so I must beg your indulgence with an open thread. Talk amongst yourselves! –lambert
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 HL:
HL writes: “Sedum in my mom’s yard in Oregon with a whitebanded crab spider. He’s no doubt waiting for the many insects drumlin woodchuckles discussed that hang out on his sedum and goldenrod.”
Readers, I’m running a bit short on plants. Surely people have photos of autumn leaves, or of their gardens? Whether yield, or buttoned up for the winter? But send whatever you like! –lambert
Readers: Water Cooler is a standalone entity not covered by the annual NC fundraiser. So if you see a link you especially like, or an item you wouldn’t see anywhere else, please do not hesitate to express your appreciation in tangible form. Remember, a tip jar is for tipping! Regular positive feedback both makes me feel good and lets me know I’m on the right track with coverage. When I get no donations for five or ten days I get worried. More tangibly, a constant trickle of donations helps me with expenses, and I factor in that trickle when setting fundraising goals:
Here is the screen that will appear, which I have helpfully annotated:
If you hate PayPal, you can email me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, and I will give you directions on how to send a check. Thank you!