The appliance I use most often in our home

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If my wife’s hamster was red she’d be a lot easier to see. Like most, she spends most of her time hiding.

☀️ The sun in in solar cycle 25 and has been much more active. Yesterday’s spikes in x-ray and proton flux caused some radio blackouts. This weekend the geomagnetic flux will spike to G3 so there are alerts for power grids and navigation. Nothing to fear. Facts are here.

Underneath it all is a lovely blossom waiting to appear

The sunset last night seen while driving home for dinner was 👍🏼👍🏼

After last night’s rain storm there is no pattern in these fallen leaves, just chaos.

Speaking of chaos, iOS 15 identified these as plant material ✅but thinks they’re magnolia leaves❌.

I achieve a sort of bliss blasting 🎶 in my Pleiades (aka Subaru)

Almost gravity-defying

The HF radio is good for long range communications but I use these VHF/UHF radios for more local connections.

On the meaning of “tacos”.

From our local taqueria.

Our little dog is all into rest this morning after having a number of teeth extracted yesterday. That procedure didn’t seem to hamper her appetite though.

My thanks to all of the condolences. It’s been a crazy day and I haven’t kept up with them all to thank you individually.

Another item for an eventful day: dental surgery for our 10 year old dog. Seems to have gone well!

I’m grateful for this quiet space on a day like today.

And thanks for the condolences.

Gut wrenching day for us. My wife got a call yesterday afternoon her aunt was in the final days of her stage 4 cancer. She passed this morning before my wife could get there to see her. Literally gut wrenching.😭

Because of the illness of a relative I had to make a flight reservation for my wife for tomorrow. I was worried about availability but apparently Covid still means flights with seats open and low fares even for next day. ✈️

Some treat radio contesting as a sport, namely radiosport. I’m too lazy.

Also we voted today. A number of state amendments as well as city plus some school bonds. We always feel a bit lazy about going but then feel great once we’ve done it. Too many won’t bother.🤷🏽‍♂️

A multi-faceted mirror in our entry

I’ve finished many cups of coffee in my Taylor guitars mug. 🎸

These 2 contrails form an arrow in the sky which happens to point due east on the compass.

This is one of my wife’s recent splurge upgrades. I was a bit skeptical it would make a difference but this Vitamix blender delivers a lot of power to it’s rotating blades and makes superior smoothies and aids in sauce making.

Stretching on the word rotation today. 🤷🏽‍♂️

I didn’t have a good idea for ethereal so how about a photo of a delicate spider web. Not gonna like that spider does not look ethereal.

Shot on iPhone 12 with Halide’s delightful macro mode.

Charlie the robot rides on a wheeled sled and uses ski poles to move across the floor.

We have 4 animals living in our house (not including the 2 teenagers 😉). Our dog likes to lay on her back which seems a bit unusual. Then again she likes to be cradled in our arms,on her back, like a baby as well.🐩