There's no mistaking it when the RV show comes to town.
Another interesting day fooling around with my blog, I'm learning way more about the internal workings of the Internet than I ever wanted to know. But unfortunately when I wake up tomorrow I will have forgotten half of what I learned today, which means I have to learn things twice as fast or I will soon forget everything I know.
I dug out one of my old laptops, I never get rid of them, and I'm going to see if I can use it as a test bed for figuring out what's going wrong with my blog. Everything on that laptop is different than the one I'm using, an out of date Windows operating system, it has an old Firefox installed so everything needs an update. I'm going to try to update one thing at a time and see what happens. I'm hoping the problems some folks are experiencing with my blog will show up on this old laptop which will make it possible for me to see if the changes I'm making are helping or just making it worse.
I started up my antique laptop and sure enough my blog was not showing up properly, instead of having a blue box that I just put their for test purposes, it had a black screen, just the kind of problem several folks have mentioned.
The first thing I noticed when I cranked up my old laptop was my Internet browser Firefox was loading really slow so I figured that was a good place to start before I went whole hog and brought Windows up to date. I didn't bother updating Firefox, I loaded a brand-new Firefox and with everything else the same my blog instantly came back to normal. Now I don't know if that is a fix for everyone, but an update doesn't hurt, so if you've been having troubles with my blog please try and update your browser, whether it's Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera or whatever you use to surf the Internet it might be out of date.
While walking around the Fairgrounds yesterday I saw a snake way ahead of me and it was the color of some Rattlesnakes so naturally I ran over to get a closer look at it before he got away. But when I got close I could see it was a 4 foot long Gopher Snake. I don't know why they named them Gopher Snakes, they don't look like a Gopher at all.
The Gopher Snake was beautiful and healthy. Gopher snakes of course are not poisonous and great snakes to have around because they eat the rodents that cause us a lot of problems. I didn't pick him up because it was pretty hot and I didn't want to stress him .
Unfortunately for Gopher Snakes one of their survival methods turned into their worst nightmare. The Gopher Snakes color and patterns mimics a rattlesnake, they will also shake the tip of their tail around and if it's in some dead leaves or something like that it sounds like a rattlesnake. And they will puff out the side of their head a little bit so it kind of looks like the classic triangular shape that most poisonous snakes have. Just so you're know, Coral Snakes are very poisonous and don't have a triangular-shaped head.
This deception worked great to scare off his predators, but it caused human beings that didn't know any better to kill this beautiful useful snake thinking it was a rattler.
I spotted this fruit??? Hanging from a tree here at the Fairgrounds. The tree has a lot of them, they look like a peach but their not fuzzy, their a little bigger than a golf ball, and I have no idea what they are. I know my Snakes but plants baffle me. Giant grapes? Watermelons? soft coconuts? Any guesses right or wrong is appreciated.