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Name: Peggy
Gender: Female
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Home country: USA
Current location: At home
Member since: Thu Feb 3, 2005, 02:41 PM
Number of posts: 145,765

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My jacaranda is covered in flowers! (So is my driveway.)

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun May 31, 2020, 05:05 PM (6 replies)

First Quarter Moon, tonight, May 30, 2020.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat May 30, 2020, 11:27 PM (9 replies)

Fascinating article on the coronavirus:


In April, blood clots emerged as one of the many mysterious symptoms attributed to Covid-19, a disease that had initially been thought to largely affect the lungs in the form of pneumonia. Quickly after came reports of young people dying due to coronavirus-related strokes. Next it was Covid toes — painful red or purple digits.

What do all of these symptoms have in common? An impairment in blood circulation. Add in the fact that 40% of deaths from Covid-19 are related to cardiovascular complications, and the disease starts to look like a vascular infection instead of a purely respiratory one.

Months into the pandemic, there is now a growing body of evidence to support the theory that the novel coronavirus can infect blood vessels, which could explain not only the high prevalence of blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks, but also provide an answer for the diverse set of head-to-toe symptoms that have emerged.

“All these Covid-associated complications were a mystery. We see blood clotting, we see kidney damage, we see inflammation of the heart, we see stroke, we see encephalitis [swelling of the brain],” says William Li, MD, president of the Angiogenesis Foundation. “A whole myriad of seemingly unconnected phenomena that you do not normally see with SARS or H1N1 or, frankly, most infectious diseases.”
Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat May 30, 2020, 10:50 AM (7 replies)

Waxing Crescent Moon, May 25, 2020.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue May 26, 2020, 12:16 AM (19 replies)

More Covid19 Funnies!

>> Subject: Perfect
>> > 1. My goal for 2020 was to lose 10 pounds. // Only have 14 to go.
>> > 2. I ate a salad for dinner. Mostly croutons and tomatoes.
>> > Really just one big round crouton covered with tomato sauce, and
>> > cheese.
>> > FINE, it was a pizza... OK, I ate a pizza! Are you happy now?
>> > 3. How to prepare Tofu:
>> > a. Throw it in the trash
>> > b. Grill some meat, chicken, or fish.
>> > 4. I just did a week's worth of cardio after walking into a spider web.
>> > 5. I don't mean to brag, but I finished my 14-day diet food supply in
>> > 3 hours and 20 minutes.
>> > 6. A recent study has found women who carry a little extra weight live
>> > longer than men who mention it.
>> > 7. Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I
>> > had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.
>> > 8. Senility has been a smooth transition for me.
>> > 9. Remember back when we were kids and every time it was below zero
>> > outside they closed school? Yeah, Me neither.
>> > 10. I may not be that funny or athletic or good looking or smart or
>> > talented. I forgot where I was going with this.
>> > 11. I love approaching 82, I learn something new every day and forget
>> > 5 other things.
>> > 12. A thief broke into my house last night. He started searching for
>> > money so I woke up and searched with him.
>> > 13. I think I'll just put an "Out of Order" sticker on my forehead and
>> > call it a day.
>> > 14. Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun May 24, 2020, 01:42 AM (5 replies)

Flowers Under My Nose

Kangaroo Paws, blooming:

Day Lily:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat May 23, 2020, 10:07 PM (6 replies)

To honor our own beloved MadAsHellNewYorker, here are some photos.

My husband and I were able to meet with him and ThomCat in New York City when we were on vacation in 2007.

Here's a couple of photos from our very happy visit:

ThomCat on the left and MAHNY on the right:

Here's the four of us from left to right:
Lionel Mandrake, ThomCat, MAHNY and me sitting in front:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed May 20, 2020, 03:51 PM (77 replies)

My Jacaranda is in full flower! Behold:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun May 17, 2020, 02:08 PM (24 replies)

My link shows how easily covid19 spreads in a social environment.

I hope all of you will watch.


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu May 14, 2020, 10:00 PM (4 replies)

Kangaroo Paws at Sunset:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed May 13, 2020, 01:36 PM (14 replies)
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