• Weird. No matter how much I procrastinate, the task I’m putting off is still there. I thought I could outwait it, but no.

  • Where Have I Been

    inspired by alexink , Manton, Andreas, Maique

    Sadly, only 3 countries:

    • Canada
    • Germany
    • Greece

    Not counting airport stops. For it to count, I have to have set foot in the country, outside of one of its airports.

    My hope is someday to be able to travel much more outside the U.S.

    42 U.S. States

    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Kansas
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • West Virginia
    • Wyoming

    1 U.S. District

    • of Columbia

    I would love to see the sandhill crane migration in Nebraska someday. I saw them in Alaska quite a bit.

  • May! May! May! May! May!

    peach pink bearded iris in bloom

    flag iris in bloom

    sage, pink peony, bearded iris, Siberian iris in bloom

    fuschia peony in bloom

    purple Siberian iris and deep pink roses in bloom

    heirloom rose in bloom with clematis bud lying on top

  • Professional Wild Birds annahavron.com

    a few strands of grass hang down from the ledge of a porch column

    Maybe they actually do know what they’re doing.

  • How does your community help you live out your values? annahavron.com

    cat with contented expression lying on computer laptop keyboard

    Technology increases our ability to choose communities. How do your values enter in?

  • A little more city bird watching.

    I love, love, love the tile art in the NYC subway stations. This mosaic is part of Departures and Arrivals at Jay Street-Metro Tech station in Brooklyn. See a better photo here.

    mosaic tile art featuring birds, beetles and fish morphing into one another

  • City Hawk annahavron.com

    hawk on a manicured park lawn next to some daffodils

    Not just pigeons in Manhattan.

  • Occupants continuing to occupy the box I didn’t get around to recycling quickly enough, last November. Happy Caturday. 🐈

    one cat lying on top of another cat, in an old box

  • Grateful that the office cats chose to work with me today. Happy Caturday. 🐈

    two cats resting in a cat tree

  • Learned to check Eastern bluebird nest boxes today, and hoping to do it for many years to come.

  • πŸ“·micro.blog March photo challenge

    No matter how much I practice taking photos, I will never truly capture the quality of the light. November 2022.

    gable of a Victorian house, in hazy morning light

  • πŸ“·micro.blog March photo challenge

    The Shenandoah river, a mirror for heron rookery. Bluebells on shore about to bloom.

    sycamore tree with several Great Blue heron nests, reflected in the water

  • What Do You Want to Make Real in the World? annahavron.com

    cherry blossom branches flowering against a blue sky

    What if, instead of asking yourself, β€œWhat do I need to get done,” you ask yourself: β€œWhat do I want to make real, today?”

  • πŸ“·micro.blog March photo challenge

    a slice of sunrise under the cloud cover

    glimpse of colorful sunrise under heavy grey clouds

  • πŸ“·micro.blog March photo challenge

    Cherry blossoms prompt me to take pictures.

    blooming branch, Yoshino cherry blossom tree

  • πŸ“·micro.blog March photo challenge

    Mutual support.

    two cats resting against each other, in a basket

  • πŸ“·micro.blog March photo challenge

    old instrument


  • πŸ“·micro.blog March photo challenge

    I like to spice my homemade sauerkraut with yellow mustard seeds and caraway.

    three jars of sauerkraut next to a fermenting crock

  • πŸ“·micro.blog March photo challenge

    This court house is now a museum.

    19th century courthouse

  • The Stripey One took his chance to jump into the Forbidden Cupboard.

    tabby cat sitting on top of linens in a cupboard

  • I am honestly struggling to figure out what to think about ChatGPT (which perhaps matters to no one but myself).

    It sounds like it’s able to compile search results into any kind of tone of voice you could want. (I saw an impressive example of a prayer it composed in 16th c English language style.)

    But it also sounds like it can’t be relied on for trustworthy information, or for insights or changes of mood that surprise.

    Thus we still need humans to fact-check, and to curate, and to edit that text; we need ways to authenticate in some situations that a human composed it or had final approval over the message.

    The concerns I see being raised are: issues around plagiarism, authorship, factual and emotional reliability of the information. (The latter I think of as the ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ problem; or, who really wrote that love letter?)

    But we’ve had these problems forever.

    Micro.blog folks generally have more experience with what tech can and cannot do, than most people I interact with.

    So help me out.

    Am I missing something here?

  • πŸ“·micro.blog March photo challenge

    This insect is made of Legos.

    6 foot tall sculpture of monarch butterfly on a flower

  • πŸ“·micro.blog March photo challenge

    Bantam roosters look tiny compared to regular chickens.

    two Bantam roosters in a raised bed garden

  • πŸ“·micro.blog March photo challenge

    The Stripey One is savoring one of the few houseplants safe for cats: catnip.

    cat on a screened-in porch sniffing a potted plant

  • πŸ“·micro.blog March photo challenge

    analog request for Mom to put in an online order for sea monkeys, 2004

    notebook page in a child's handwriting saying, Mom, buy a sea monkey tank called submarine on the internet

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