March 12, 2019, Weather: Filtered Sunshine, Art: Irishman Edwin Hayes, Thought: Poison Poke

Atmosphere:

Filtered sunshine today with a high near 55. Near 70 tomorrow and Thursday. Rain chances go up tomorrow night. Storms Thursday and Thursday night.

Art:

Sunrise at Portstewart with Portrush beyond, (1868), Edwin Hayes, (Irish, 1819-1904)

Wikipedia: Hayes painted seascapes in Ireland, England, Belgium, Holland, France, Spain and Italy, his work invariably featuring ships and boats in high seas, harbor scenes or other aspects of the coastline.

Thought:

Note that many notations of Tony Joe White’s 1969 hit “Poke Salad Annie” mistakenly refer to poke as “Polk.”

Pokeweed: America’s Tasty Salad and Highly Poisonous Plant

“Turns out, pokeweed has been poisoning mountain folk for centuries . . .”

From Appalachian Magazine.


“Distracted from distraction by distraction”

T.S. Eliot

Thought of the day provided by Thomas Brown – Madwillow Creekhouse.