Zannie's black eyed pea dip from The Pioneer Woman. Use only a tiny bit of onion, diced crazily finely. Sub in up to 50% refried beans. Increase sour cream by half, no jalapeños unless you dice small &/or know your crowd. Use about 1.5c cheese, must be home-grated. Go easy on hot sauce if it's a varied crowd.
A Walk in the country . . .black-eyed-susans and Golden Rod. 'A very typical sight in Alabama. Golden Rod was once the state flower of Alabama. Now the state flower is the Camellia and the beautiful, wild yellow golden-rod is considered a weed.
The center of our Milky Way Galaxy is hidden from the prying eyes of optical telescopes by clouds of obscuring dust and gas. But the Spitzer Space Telescope's infrared cameras, penetrate much of the dust revealing the stars of the crowded galactic center region. Stars are packed together and race around the supermassive black hole that lies at the center. Our sun is located 26,000 light-years away in a more peaceful, spacious neighborhood, out in the galactic suburbs.