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Hold this thought

A thirteenth century Persian poet, Muslihuddin Sadi, said it best:

If of mortal goods you are bereft,
and from your slender store two loaves
alone to you are left,
sell one, and from the dole,
buy hyacinths to feed the soul

So, if some flowers are good, more must be better. In that vein, maybe this view of poppies near Gorman, California, will be useful in these parlous times.

panoramic view of orange poppy fields stretching from horizon to horizon

(Clicking on the image will take you to the full size picture. There’s some rather bad manual stitching involved, since I hadn’t planned to take this kind of picture at all, but I couldn’t resist trying once I was sitting there.)

See all y’all in a couple of weeks.

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Drivable Airplane

Continuing my vehicular series . . .

the flying car from the MIT-grown geniuses at Terrafugia . . .
a light aircraft that looks like an enclosed motorcycle with wings, and the wings can fold near the middle of the span so that they're held vertically near the back half of the car body

Maybe the deeper meaning here is that I want to get away from it all?

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