Morning, noon and Night; Sunflowers tracking the sun…

I am enjoying learning about sunflowers…

We will have to wait to see if I can grow them or not. I am planning the way to support them against the high winds we have here and I know that the birds will be very happy if I am successful…

Life should be about learning and doing…

WtR

PS: Mamma and Papa Wagtail have promised to eat lots of bugs and help take care of the baby sunflowers also…

Some thoughts and Tidbits in TRV…

When I get up bright and early my sunflowers are all facing east and when I go to bed late, they are all facing west…

According to researchers only young sunflowers will follow the Sun. These flowers are following a natural circadian rhythm to receive the most light for photosynthesis. However when they mature the flowers will mainly face east. The reason for this is fairly simple, bees like warm flowers, and the flowers facing the east are the warmest.

Source: Why Do Sunflowers Follow the Sun? — The Wonder of Science

It is really cool to follow. At noon they are straight up….I almost cried as I had to thin the sunflowers. They are my babies, you know!


Something is wrong with the USA…

With 225 mass shootings by the end of May, the US is on track to have more mass shootings in 2021 than any recent year on record.

Source: The US has had 225 mass shootings in 2021 so far. Here’s the full list.

Something is really gone sour in the US society and lets just bang bang you dead, it all away…

Update: Look at this just a day later after talking about the issue…

TASS, May 30. Three gunmen opened fire on a crowd of people in Miami, Florida, killing at least two and wounding about 20 others, ABC TV channel reported citing local police on Sunday.”I am at the scene of another targeted and cowardly act of gun violence, where over 20 victims were shot and two have sadly died,” Miami-Dade police director Alfredo Ramirez III wrote on his Twitter account. “These are cold blooded murderers that shot indiscriminately into a crowd and we will seek justice. My deepest condolences to the family of the victims.”

Source: Two killed, over 20 wounded in Miami shooting – TV report – Emergencies – TASS

Really wrong and very sad…


Interesting thing happened:

I was busy and goofing off at the computer. A mosquito was bugging me and he decided that my hand was a good meal. I had forgotten about him (actually a her) and she got me. I started to swipe at her and she lifted off and started to fly away. Before I could do any damage like smash her she dropped right in front of me dead. Full and fat with my blood and dead…

I looked at her and then at my hand and as I itched, I wondered what happened?

Did my blood kill her?

Does some of the medicines I take kill her?

Maybe that is why I hardly have any issues anymore with mosquitoes?

Hmm….and no I did not feel sorry for her!


I have to answer some emails….when I find time…


I have to let the wood stove at mom’s dry one more day. So today I will mow Nikolai’s Home and wait patiently for word that our Sammy the Volga is done. They said that she will done today….yes, I know good luck on that…


Talk about a broke and weird country!

Yippy Zippy a 6 trillion dollar budget…

The US government suggests increasing taxes on corporations (from 21% to 28%) and on the wealthiest citizens

Source: Biden unveils record-high $6 trillion budget request for fiscal year 2022 – World – TASS

And yet the taxes are hardly half of that amount…

Current Revenue of the U.S. government’s total revenue is estimated to be $3.863 trillion for FY 2021. Income taxes will contribute $1.932 trillion. Another $1.373 trillion will come from payroll taxes. This includes $1.011 trillion for Social Security, $308 billion for Medicare, and $43 billion for unemployment insurance. Corporate taxes will add another $284 billion. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act cut taxes for corporations much more than it did for individuals. In 2015, corporations paid 11%, and income taxpayers paid 47%.

Source: US Federal Tax Revenue by Year

I was taught to live within your true money available….guess that does not count anymore? (Anymore? maybe for a very long time it has not counted?)


Time to mow. I have already watered everything and we have a whole bunch of beautiful multi-colored purple irises blooming. They had almost been killed off from neglect and I salvaged them. They are simply beautiful…

Now that is a pleasant sight to start the day!

WtR