January 4th, 2011

laszlo moholy-nagy_chx


It's a good thing I didn't have to wait another week for my head yanking. One upper thoracic vertebra had become quite inarticulate, and it took several tries to get it to move. Another week and it would probably have been even worse. It's interesting that my mouth has been watering a lot since then, and I'm wondering if that is a result of the adjustment. Adjustments can have odd effects sometimes. I recall one neck adjustment a few years ago that caused my toes to tingle for several hours.


No weather is appearing in the forecasts for the next several days. There will be one partly cloudy day after another. It's nice to be without rain for a while, but an unseasonably warm day or two would be a nicer change. I also hope this doesn't turn out to be one of those years in which a wet autumn is followed by a parched winter. Parched winters usually mean dull springs. The flowers need a few more good soakings before long-term warmth arrives or they will be few. Last year a wet winter and early spring brought a bumper crop of golden poppies in my back yard, and a repeat would be pleasant.

It's a bit disturbing though that one of the poppy's pollinators, Franklin's Bumblebee, is on the verge of extinction, if not already extinct. The plant has other pollinators, of course, but there's no guarantee that they won't be getting into trouble too. That poppy patch has decorated my yard for several springs now, growing a bit larger each year, and I'd like to keep it.