It's been a bookish couple of days. I finished the Terry Pratchett book my grand-daughter brought me, got a few hours sleep, and then we went to one of our favourite second-hand book stores, Renaissance Books, where I bought another DiscWorld book. Thief of Time. I had forgotten reading it, until I was half-way through the first chapter, but these are always re-readable and thought-provoking; I finished it last night.
On that same outing, we dropped into Black Bond Books at the mall, where I picked up a good Rocks and Minerals guide; the one we had here was so old that the price on the cover was 60 cents (1955). Today's version cost me 15 times that.
And then I spent the better part of my so-called "sleeping" hours reading that. I learned a few things I should have realized years ago; I'll be writing about them soon.
And now, where was I before I got side-tracked?
Boundary Bay, while it wasn't actually raining. Besides fog and peeps, there were also (back on shore) mushrooms and other delights:
|Cladonia lichen on rotting fence.|
|Same fence, same species, but in a different stage. Leafy cladonia.|
|On a wet driftwood log, there were three pink mushrooms. I can't remember seeing these before.|
|Not a mushroom. This little guy was sitting damply on a blackened stump by the roadside. I hope his owner found him before he turned moldy.|
And another mystery: about Blogger and photos. I resize all the photos to the same size and pixels per inch before I load them to Blogspot. Sometimes when I click on the photo, it takes me to a copy the same size as the blog post display. Sometimes, it gives me a humongous pixel-by-pixel photo, and sometimes about three-quarters of a screen. Deleting the photo and re-loading sometimes helps, but not always. In this post, I get all three sizes out of identically-sized photos, even though I re-loaded two of the smaller samples. Why? Does anyone understand this?
Or maybe it only happens on my computer. Does it work that way on yours?