By Lambert Strether of Corrente.
Patient readers, I am attempting to escape with my life from a post on Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo, a case to be decided this Supreme Court session, in which conservatives are attempting to cripple “the administrative state” (for example, the FTC that just brought the anti-trust case against Google). So I am afraid you must be content with only a plant today, and not even birdsong. Sorry! Talk amongst yourselves! –lambert P.S. Also, Biobot data not updated for a solid week, as of this writing. Ridiculous! UPDATE Here is the post. Enjoy!
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 Eureka Springs:
Eureka Springs writes: “Just walked out to the same tree I always check for seed splitting winter forecast. This is a young group of a dozen persimmon trees. All seem healthy and we’ve had a somewhat mild wet summer. So we are not sure what this suggests? First thoughts around the round table – Yellowstone eruption, sunburn in February, Biden will speak in complete coherent sentences for a day in December and scare everyone with what says? Time will tell.”
Readers, thoughts? On a more cheerful note, a zinnia:
I know I keep saying this is my favorite flower, but I stan for zinnias. I like to make borders with them.
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