Image Image Top: Bantus Philemon, pipevine or blue swallowtail feeding from Monarda fistulosa, wild bergamot . Bottom: Scutellaria ovations, heart leaf skullcap a native mint

August 11, 2022 Nature Photography Butterfly

Image Volunteer squash in my garden. I think it’s a pumpkin though I have no idea where the seed would have come from.

August 10, 2022 Photography Garden

Vox has an excellent explainer on how climate change is simultaneously causing drought and flooding: How are floods in Kentucky and a drought at Lake Mead happening at the same time?

August 10, 2022 Climate Change Drought

Image Catching some soft sun rays through the trees on the gravel portion of my morning ride.

August 8, 2022 Cycling Sunrise Gravel Road

Image I ride lots of quiet county roads and while I love the landscape of rural Missouri, I no longer view the small churches that dot the roads as quaint. They are, increasingly, the grassroots of Christian fascism.

August 7, 2022 Christianity Fascism Democracy Cycling

Image A leaf neatly rolled by a mystery insect.

August 6, 2022 Nature Photography