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112/365: "True delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing." ~ Isaac Asimov

112/365: "True delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing." ~ Isaac Asimov
A couple of days ago I took the dogs on a quick walk around the property and as I went, I kept my eyes open for anything special to catch my attention. I was enjoying the lovely pink Seablush blossoms when I saw something that stopped me in my tracks. A PURE WHITE Seablush blossom!! Holy cow! These flowers are usually a lovely pink from deep to fairly pale, but this flower didn't have any white pigment in it at all! I couldn't take pictures then, nor was it possible yesterday, but first thing this morning, out I went with my camera with the hopes that it was still in good condition. Lucky me, it was just as beautiful as when I first saw it, and more surprising was that there were half a dozen other pure white flowers in that area! WOW! I took a bunch of pictures, and I have two to share today! :)

Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His works have been published in nine out of ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification. His only works in the 100s—which covers philosophy and psychology—were forewords for The Humanist Way (1988) and In Pursuit of Truth (1982), a festschrift in honor of philosopher Sir Karl Popper's 80th birthday. Wikipedia: Isaac Asimov

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Great photo and I am envious. I've never seen a white one and I've seen a lot of them. They are very common west of the mountains especially along the coast. Lovely spring flowers and this is extra special!!! By the way, I just clicked on the picture that was up as a favorite on your home page. Didn't go looking for it.

As to Nancy in the photo of her I posted, I think her look at that point was a mix of anticipation and apprehension. When we first got the bikes the electric assist tended to run away with her. 'Twas hilarious though she eventually got the hang of it. We were glad we had them, too, since the trail was more difficult than we thought it would be.

Asimov is one of my favorite authors. His Foundation series is probably the best sci-fi I've read and I love his science books where he explains difficult things in a way that even a dummy like me can understand. I understand the quote but disagree with it in a way. I'm not happy until I know - that's why I'm always researching.

I've been watching the birds quite a bit this morning. I think we have a Red-breasted Nuthatch taking up residence in one of the nesting boxes - a House Sparrow, too, but the local sheriff's department is on the way to evict them. Saw a Fox Sparrow and a Western Kingbird in the yard for the first time also - they are on my list but not for the yard.

Loved your story about Chicken. You make me wish we had a wonderful bird like her, but as I've said before, we're gone too much and it wouldn't be fair to the bird (or other animal). Don't know either how Neal would do. He loves animals and birds but he doesn't know his own strength or loudness and sometimes hurts them.

He was badly bitten by the last dog we had and we haven't had one since. We don't know what he did, other than that he was "loving" it, but the dog went after him and bit him badly on the face. Don't remember how many stitches he had but there were quite a few. He's had pets but has to be closely supervised.

Nancy and I looked at the photos of Big Bend last night - had a quiet night together after a delicious supper of Singapore Noodles. The photos bring back so many good memories and we are thankful to have them. Next is Guadalupe Mountains. I haven't even gone through some of these yet.

Busy morning doing projects around the house - fixing a shower door, a piece of flooring, filling bird feeders, watering plants, etc. No cooking today - Nancy is gone most of the day and we have some leftovers and other stuff that needs to be used. She took a granddaughter to the orthodontist and then is visiting an older couple.

I guess that's it for now.
8 months ago.
 Ronald Losure
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Beautiful flowers. I have never seen them in any color, I am sure.
3 weeks ago.

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