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..!?! 



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. 





Saturday, September 10, 2022

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


"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: 

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

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:

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. 


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.