courgette, tomato

This is my first zucchini plant ever, in which I am properly chuffed. These make impressive balcony plants with attractive flowers. They're amazing to observe from seed. Their growth can be tracked daily. Suggestion: plant only a few as they tend to dominate with large elephant-ear foliage. 


First tomato of the season what I growed on the balcony. Some kind of heirloom.

Bachelor Gulch, Colorado

seven flowers pop-up card


You can see this card's envelope, how it looks as it opens, different angles, and construction, etc. here.

All the pop-up cards are listed for convenient access here at pop-up card transition tank.

Barak van Gogh

catch a fly

How to catch a fly when you don't have your own Obama.

summer yard cat

Sarkosi, Obama ogle



Much debate has arisen over the video of this, which is absurd. This is what the whole sentient world saw.

blueberry bush



Source image seen on Althouse.com

Obama, baby



Never hand your infant over to a politician. You're unlikely to get it back in the same shape.

Putin serves tea

Height-disadvanted Russian handlers imagine themselves clever by offering seating that reflects poorly on our towering leader.

Chia ram

Please pardon the sweary words, this Chia ram is poorly trained.

Wisconsin lake



Source image nicked from Althouse.com

pop-up card, winged scarab



This is one image in a series that describe a pop-up card, its construction process, the way it looks when it's opened, its cover, extraneous material included with the card, and its wrapping, that can be viewed in full here.


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Althouse of the pond

Lying brain


Apparently our brains interpret color by comparing them with their surroundings. The trick of this illusion is the orange lines cut through the green spirals but not through the blue spirals. It looks as if the orange lines cut through the blue spirals but they do not, those are pink lines cutting through blue, and this forces our brains to reinterpret both colors.

Bette restored

From smoking PC revisionists.

Egyptian cake pop-up card



This is one image in a series that describe in pictures the way the card looks when it's opened, its construction process, its cover, extraneous material, and wrapping that can be viewed here.

All the pop-up cards are listed for convenient access here at pop-up transition tank.

Karl Malden casket

Obama pharaoh



On an executive trip to Cairo it's natural for the exchange of ideas to flow both ways.

Newt descending staircase