It’s a good year for fungiPosted: October 3, 2011
They say we’ll see the sun again tomorrow. They also say this has been one of the rainiest years on record. I’m not sure about the first statement, but I do think the second must be right. What is normally our dry season is almost a monsoon season this year.
There are all sorts of interesting growths popping up in the lawn and under the trees. The giant mushroom continues to turn upwards like an umbrella that has been turned inside out by the wind.
The layers in the above mushrooms remind me of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water. What do you think? Too much of a stretch?
We have been experiencing a slow, misty rain today. From indoors, it almost looks like a light snowfall.
I was watching the local news at noon today. A lot of it isn’t local, and I’m sure it’s all gathered off the same news feeds used by most of the media. It seems like it doesn’t matter which channel you watch, the talking points and stories are the same. They are almost worded the same in most cases.
I don’t watch, read, or listen to the news every day. I like to take frequent breaks. Breaks are good for my health (and sanity).
As I half-watched, half-listened to the news this afternoon, it occurred to me that I might not be a nice person. I don’t care about the trials of the doctor accused of murdering Michael Jackson or Amanda Knox in Italy. I don’t care about the royals of England. I don’t care about the latest tweets on Twitter. I have a Twitter account. If I wanted to know what’s happening there, I’d go see for myself. I don’t care about the latest video that has gone viral on YouTube. I am 99.99% positive someone will email me with a link to it, or post it on Facebook or on their blog.
It’s not that I don’t care about any of the people in the way one would generally wish others well. It’s that I am not interested. There are so many other things happening in the world that seem much more important, yet the network is interrupting programming with a special report (“of breaking news”) with live coverage of the courtroom in Italy where the verdict regarding Amanda Knox is now being read. I feel for the people involved. I truly do.
But is it a big story in the grand scheme of things? Is it something I need to know about it? In this time of instant media, it seems the gossipy stories get the most coverage. I’d rather hear about what has been happening in Japan since the tsunami. How are things going with the rebuilding in Haiti? What happened on the interstate nearby that had traffic sitting still for 4 hours? Anything new going on in the community in which I live?
Now you know why it is best I don’t watch or listen to the news on most days. It makes me whine. There are some good sources out there. Television doesn’t appear to be one of them.
Yoga has been going very well. I am amazed at how quickly my body will bounce back to previous levels of fitness if I don’t wait too long to get back to a regular fitness routine.
The early results of the daily practice are as I’d hoped. Yoga makes me more body conscious. Being more body conscious helps me take better care of myself. I am eating better foods. I am exercising more. I am very happy with my decision to commit to yoga rather than some of the other things I considered.
I guess that’s about it from the Bogs for today. Thanks for joining me on my daily walk and musings. 🙂