It’s all about branding.

Maybe the Kurds should have worn swastikas on their uniforms, so that Donald Trump would support them.

 

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Photo credit: Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ Rally. Anthony Crider; cropped by Beyond My Ken (talk) 20:37, 9 April 2018 (UTC) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D

THE CYCLOPS SPIDER?

No, this isn’t a terribly good picture.  And the lack of scale here prevents the viewer from appreciating this spider’s immense size.  (They’re huge in Southwest Virginia.)

But I still like the way that mark on its back makes it look like a fanged orange cyclops in this picture, don’t you?

My best guess is that this is some variation of an orb weaver spider, but don’t hold me to that.

 

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Rainbow at Mill Mountain!!

This was the massive rainbow late yesterday afternoon in front of Mill Mountain. The video doesn’t do it justice. It was super-bright and it was gigantic.  It looked like it was hitting the ground just a few blocks away.

If you look carefully, you can see a second rainbow arc above it at right.

There was a pretty neat sunshower preceding it as well.