Saturday, October 1, 2022

Happy October 1st! Some random critters

They’re not pelicans, not ducks nor seagulls, 

They’re certainly not chickens, parakeets nor albatrosses, 

I can’t guess because your guess is as good as mine, 

Just a flock of beautiful white birds chilling in a shallow creek during the recent heatwave…


      




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Sunday, September 25, 2022

A deer whisperer but why?

 Some random guy feeds deer and I can’t find out why he does it, but was amazing to watch. 

He feeds them corn and feed and they’re polite! 

They stand in cleared out areas of soil, sometimes camping out in areas of sand, almost invisible like statues, out of the way of sidewalks and driveways. 

When he opens the garage door, they look over waiting for a cue and wander over for grains and such. 






 


Have no idea why..!?! 


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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Bluebonnet wannabes


   I remember bluebonnets in fields across the state in spring, so when I saw rolling patches of blue near fields, streets and curbs, I wondered if bluebonnets bloom in summer/autumn, too. 

Nope, not sure what these are, but on a closer look, they don’t have the flowers or colors of bluebonnets. These are sort of a very light purple and the flowers are much more delicate than the sturdy bluebonnet stalks. 

I had to really deepen the contrast to show the actual color of these flowers because they fade in pics. 

The blue-ish/purple, green, and beige color contrasts are still lovely to see along the roads and thought to share it here. 

  


    

  


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Saturday, September 10, 2022

To remind myself 1 among many reasons why I do this and never forget…

  Dolphins

"The thought of freeing Rocky and Rambo and having to leave Johnny behind—and in isolation—was unbearable for all of us. But what could we do? Johnny’s teeth were worn down to the gums. He couldn’t catch fish properly. So we got busy, we got creative. “Leave no dolphin behind” became our new mantra. And we turned Johnny into a bionic dolphin!” ~ Ric O’Barry, Founder/Director of Dolphin Project 


Follow-up x-rays confirmed the crowns Johnny received were of very high quality.




A sampling of Johnny’s dental x-rays, before and after the crowns were placed. Credit: DolphinProject.com 


Johnny’s upper and lower jaw before crown placement, showing teeth worn down below gum line. Credit: DolphinProject.com




Johnny’s jaw after crown placement. Teeth with crowns are recognizable by their white color and protruding above the gum line, offering grasping power to the bite. Credit: DolphinProject.com


Approximately one hour post-procedure, our team witnessed Johnny successfully hunting and catching live fish in the foraging pen (a specially constructed pen for live fish feedings). It was immediately apparent he was experimenting with his new crowns. To our delight, his grasping power and manipulation of the fish dramatically improved to within the normal behavior of his species. 


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Sunday, September 4, 2022

Sleet? Really?

 95° heat with sleet? How does that happen? 

Fastest climate change I’ve ever seen in my life, simultaneously fast!  

They were only about the size of a small thumbnail, but made a huge noise, really loud. 


 

 


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Saturday, August 27, 2022

Post-Pandemic Skies

 No photoshop, color-mixing, not even enhancements, just gorgeous clouds, and a sky so brilliant blue, it hurt the eyes! 




         

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Made it! :-)

 Got to my 1st customer week before last. 

Next customer last week. 

It was so long between visits, I’ve got to go back twice! 

See? I haven’t forgotten u. Thanku so much for your patience!  


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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Done deal

 Back up and running  🚙 

I called my wonderful customer and they didn’t even miss me! Whew! 

 They were very nice and said to come by when I can because the honor box was empty! 

That is good that it had sold out but not good that I couldn’t even get there to replenish  🙁 

The weather stayed hot but my car has cooled down, and I’m on my way Monday for real this time. 

I don’t know how long we can take the heat but at least Monday is a done deal!  


Saturday, July 30, 2022

Next week is here..!

 Next week isn’t here just yet, but give it a day or two and it will be here, reliable as the day is long. 

I’m planning on getting on the road slowly but surely and yet quickly at the same time, quick there and quick back. I can take the heat but my car not so much. 

This weather is awesome for sunning and swimming, not for driving. 

Just like snowstorms can be furious and fun, but not for driving. 

Rainstorms are the best when you’re warm and dry in a cozy cabin, not for driving! 

This current heat-storm can be perfect by the beach 🏖 or the pool, not for driving..! 

So I’m going to do my best and will update here. 


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