Nothing much planned for the day. I cleaned out some of the stems from plants I cut down over the last couple of days and cut down the cayenne peppers. They say we might get rain today which I hope--I saw a couple of containers that could use some water. I need to cut back the tansy and did part of that yesterday. Got a pleasant surprise. I thought one of my two foxglove plants had given up. They didn't really like the shade they got from my overgrown tomato plants. But I found a bit of new growth so it may decide to live after all. But I lost both of my lavenders and my small rosemary. I will replace them next season.
In a way Google's attempt to use its customers' pictures and comments in advertising isn't all that surprising. Our economy and culture has swum in a sea of advertising for the last hundred years. It only gets more pervasive with each year. Think about that the next time you want to throw a brick through your TV screen because of the suffocating inundation of ads interrupting your favorite show.
So the House of Representatives is finally going to move the farm bill to conference committee. All it took was a freak blizzard that has killed some tens of thousands of cattle. If they (particularly the Repthuglicans) hadn't insisted on (their own) ideological purity a farm bill could have been passed and channels of aid in place already.