My sister taught me to clicker train our donkeys. It's the most wonderful, painless, productive form of animal training that I know. Today I achieved a milestone, getting Laialuing our 7-month donkey to accept a halter:
Back down here on earth after all the politicking, here are a couple of splendid bugs, seen today:
Turquoise Flying Thing
This first one might be related to Cetonia aurata, but frankly I have very little idea. Any suggestions, welcome.
The second is Plebejus argus, I think, sucking up some amino acids from a nice mature pile of donkey dung. Delicious. But together, they show that we are not having a Silent Spring; no-one is spraying chemicals anywhere near here, and the bugs thrive.