Not so nasty news

Item #1: the perfect canola crop photograph
What could be nicer than an expanse of pretty yellow flowers?
How about that picture with you standing in the field of bright yellow?
Seems growers are not happy with such actions. You can learn the reasons why here: trespass angers farmers

For a fee, I think I can solve this issue.
Growers, please call or write.

Item #2: Tree detective excited

Date Line Bundaberg
This fine community is about 600 miles north of Sydney, Australia.
A tree went missing ā€“ not a dog, or cat, or horse ā€“ but a thing with roots in the ground.
Further, this appears to be a fairly large specimen.
It has fruits the size of a large purple plum, and presumably flowers, although photos are not available. I could not even find the size or color of the flowers.
Seems to be a case of hiding in plain sight.
The plan is to have hundreds growing soon.
You can find the story at this LINK.

Item #3: Records are meant to be broken

The records of note are temperature, not phonograph. Moose Jaw was cold in 1896, and it just got colder.
I guess because it was cold, a picture of a Canada Goose signifies that fact.
The headline mentions a “chilly autumn” day. They are using the meteorological notion of autumn and not the one star gazers use.
Moose Jaw is about 640 miles north of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Item #4: unclaimed funds

Thunder Bay is a breeze of a canoe ride (28 miles) from Isle Royale of Lake Superior fame. The place has fewer than 110,000 folks.
It has had 2 canoe clubs, and there’s the problem.
The old club had some money. It disbanded. Like the Phoenix of Greek mythology, a new club rose from the ashes of the old.
The new club could use the money of its predecessor, but so far that isn’t happening. Are you richer than you think?
Apparently there is quite a pile of money being held for someone or some group from this relatively small place. Likely this situation exist across Canada, and the United States.
How much? Who Knows? Maybe you have some waiting for you.

Item #5: Look out !

Asteroid ‘2018 RC’, the size of a 17-story building, will pass between Earth and Moon (sort of) Saturday night.
It will come within 136,000 miles of Earth.
The Virtual Telescope Project will live stream the asteroid’s journey past Earth, beginning 6 p.m. EDT Saturday.
I’ll be sleeping

If it were to come close enough to make a big whooshing sound, I might stay up. It won’t. That’s the good news.
I can wait for the replay.

And that, for this week, is the not so nasty news.