yeah, that checks out
This cricket hitched a ride inside on a jacket. I snapped a picture for #iNaturalist (yes, really), then started to pick up the jacket to take it back outside. It jumped onto my other hand. But it stayed there while I walked to the door and opened it with my other hand...and it jumped off as I was stepping outside.
I occasionally follow a blog called "Atomic Junk Shop" that covers comics, sci fi and related pop culture.
Never thought I'd stumble on an actual "Atomic Junk" shop.
Google wished me a happy second coronaversary this morning. Well, not in so many words. But I count March 8, 2020 as my last normal day, the day I went out to de-stress by taking pictures of the ocean, seagulls, and a zillion tiny clams, grabbed coffee at Peet's on the way home, and came down with the flu that afternoon. By the time I recovered a few days later, everything had shut down.
What the... Apparently this was a 1976 comic book to promote the then-new county bus system with campy knock-off superheroes.
Photo courtesy Orange County Archives.
Context: I was driving past a park that has a pond with a year-round population of ducks and geese and attracts other waterfowl. Usually near the pond.
This isn't. It's at the edge of the park. I pulled over because there was a whole...duckload of mallards just grazing their way down the street along the grass.
A recent news article with photos of a local park that doubles as a flood control basin.
And some photos I took after storms in 2017 and 2019 (since I can't exactly go out right now)
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