Today I allowed myself to simply wander, something I don't do enough of. Down at Eel Pond Landing I came upon three people: a couple who were engaged in the self-appointed task of collecting cans, bottles, and especially broken glass (as a person who suffered a badly cut foot here while bringing my dinghy out of the water, I totally appreciate and applaud their efforts). I also received a high school science refresher in the form of a local gentleman (who was collecting a seaweed specimen), who reminded me of the order of things: phylum, kingdom, class,genus, family, species (I hope that's right).I was surprised that it was so easy to recite - not too hard if you pay attention to the rhythm and the meanings of the words (or was that kingdom, phylum,class?).
Note: The above blog post was submitted directly from my new smartphone, on location, as a test to see how my Blogger app worked (never in my life did I think I would ever utter the word app.) And it does work, though I'm not too impressed with the quality of the photos.
Anyway, I got some of the biological classification right, too (not bad for 15 minutes later, I'd say (my theory is, if you tell yourself you're at the age of forgetting things, you definitely will start forgetting almost everything. Fight the dominant paradigm! oops, I digress), though it is actually: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species. Okay, got it.