Monday, 3 January 2022

Virtual Fireworks


A few days ago television news channels showed numerous firework displays watched by enthusiastic crowds, but large as those crowds were, the great majority of spectators must have watched on the television. It should be possible to program virtual displays at least as impressive as the polluting and expensive chemical extravaganzas, and people could adjust those to suit themselves and play them on their computers as often as they wished with no release of sulphur dioxide. I expect simulated crowds of any species required could also be provided.


Saturday, 1 January 2022

Winter Flowers


I've counted seven species of plant in flower in the garden, and that doen't count a crocus still in bud, but showing yellow petals. The snowdrops, usually the first of the bulbs to flower here, have not got beyond a profusion of leaves. I shall try not bore my readers with daily updates on that crocus, but don't be surprised if you read more about it in the next week or so. Numerous birds were twittering this morning, so I hope they won't destroy the crocus. They seem to be attracted to yellow ones.