Thursday boring report

Sep. 21st, 2017 11:36 am
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Asters and goldenrod, goldenrod and asters, with patches of chicory. I may have seen a late-blooming St. Johns-wort or yellow loosestrife.

Roadkill limited to a chipmunk, one gray squirrel, and a fall warbler that won't make the migration.

Windy, cool, got out on the bike. Did not die. Ride takes me to 1100 miles for the year.

15.27 miles, 1:16:15

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Sep. 21st, 2017 08:48 am
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Hope the "America First" crew will remember that Puerto Rico is America.


Tired of the noise

Sep. 21st, 2017 07:57 am
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Air temperature 60 F, dew point 52, wind north about 10 mph, scattered clouds for the newspaper walk. Bike ride scheduled.

Stubborn

Sep. 20th, 2017 02:15 pm
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Our small white yard-asters are doing the bloom-under-mower-height thing again. They'd like to grow a few feet tall, but an inch will do.

Icky sticky

Sep. 20th, 2017 07:57 am
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Air temperature 67 F, dew point 65, wind north about 5 mph, scattered fog. The world is not complying with my demands.

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Sep. 19th, 2017 08:24 pm
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Hello darkness, my old friend.

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Sep. 19th, 2017 03:02 pm
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And yet another reminder that I don't understand people . . .

Tuesday floral report

Sep. 19th, 2017 12:36 pm
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Small white asters making snowdrifts beside the road. First milkweed pods splitting open. Oak trees dropping their nasty ball-bearings all over the road.

Little change on the foliage front -- more ash leaves down, more red maples starting to turn, and the wild cucumber vines have started to go yellow in the trees.

Roadkill consisted of another garter snake that has become one with the asphalt.

Damp, still air, got out on the bike. Did not die.

15.26 miles, 1:12:55

Notes from the edge

Sep. 19th, 2017 08:03 am
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No local hurricanes. Jose may brush past us tonight into tomorrow, with high surf and minor coastal flooding but little wind and maybe a bit of rain. Air temperature 62 F and dew point 61, overcast, near calm, some fog. Bike ride after the roads dry off?

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Sep. 18th, 2017 11:31 am
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If it works, don't fuck with it . . .

(remember the mouse-over)

https://xkcd.com/1891/

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Sep. 18th, 2017 11:16 am
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How do you solve a problem like Maria? She has gone major on the Leeward Islands . . .

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Sep. 18th, 2017 08:22 am
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Apparently there was an award show last night that has some people upset. Maybe if you ignore it, it will become irrelevant?

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Sep. 18th, 2017 08:08 am
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Recent projections show Hurricane Jose making a button-hook turn and heading back south. Which makes me wonder, how many of you youngsters have ever seen a button hook?

Gray (one in a continuing series)

Sep. 18th, 2017 08:04 am
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Air temperature 58 F, dew point 57, wind south about 5 mph, patchy fog.

Sunday foliage report

Sep. 17th, 2017 12:20 pm
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Upland trees starting to turn. Nowhere near "color" yet, though. Some of the ash trees are doing their "Turn one day, drop the next" routine.

Asters and goldenrod dominate the roadside. More of the really showy purples every day, with two tones.

No fresh roadkill to report.

Fog lifted a bit, got out on the bike and rode across town to the airport and back. Still damp enough that my glasses fogged up at a couple of traffic light stops.

Minor oddity -- while I was stopped out at the airport, a four-engine turbo-prop landed, identified by sound as a C-130. But it had a civilian paint job. Bit of Google shows that some civvy cargo carriers use them . . .

16.45 miles, 1:21: 03

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Sep. 17th, 2017 07:59 am
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Some teams lost. Some teams won. This is often the case with sports.

Again fog

Sep. 17th, 2017 07:23 am
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Air temperature 61 F, dew point 59, calm, predictable result. Intend to get out on the bike in an hour or so, if visibility improves.

The foggy foggy dew

Sep. 16th, 2017 08:30 am
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Air temperature 61 F, dew point 60, calm. Results predictable.

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Sep. 15th, 2017 01:41 pm
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The problem with democracy comes when the majority wants to do something awful.

Slowly

Sep. 15th, 2017 09:27 am
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Air temperature 60 F, dew point 50, mostly cloudy, wind north about 5 mph. Waning crescent moon concealed.

Wide-range question per LBJ

Sep. 14th, 2017 12:38 pm
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With any number of politicians, you have to ask "Is he/she inside the tent pissing out, or outside the tent pissing in?"

Thursday roadkill report

Sep. 14th, 2017 11:28 am
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At least three flat garter snakes on my route. Asphalt is *not* a good choice for your morning warm-up.

Not-roadkill, scared a chipmunk back into the weeds early in my ride. Cars go faster than me, rodent. Pay attention!

Red maples getting serious about this autumn thing out in the bog.

Got out on my bike, did not die.

15.28 miles, 1:15:33

Another morning

Sep. 14th, 2017 08:17 am
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Air temperature 55 F, dew point 54, calm, waning moon with scattered clouds. Bike ride soon.

Wednesday's child?

Sep. 13th, 2017 08:12 am
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Wednesday Addams should be grown up by now . . .

Air temperature 59 F, dew point 50, clear, near calm. Started the ritual paint-scraping yesterday.

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Sep. 12th, 2017 02:29 pm
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Buzzed by a huge dragonfly on my afternoon walk. Glad that I was too big for lunch . . .

Tuesday roadkill report

Sep. 12th, 2017 12:33 pm
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New porcupine corpse out in the bog, looked fairly fresh.

Winterberry berries turning red, some upland maples starting to change, more ferns going brown. Asters everywhere.

Breezy, warm, got out on the bike. Did not die.

15.28 miles, 1:13:48

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