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  •  Nice photos of the dragonfly (9+ / 0-)

    I'm thinking the parasite hypothesis is reasonable.

    Currently I'm in Red Oak Texas where it is humid and hot (upper 80s) with a threat of violent thunderstorms.

    Nice display of wildflowers along the highway yesterday - bluebonnets, indian pink, some oenothera, possible yarrow, and other unknown blooms (it's not that easy IDing flowers at 70 mph).

    Nice and green but the signs of persistent drought were obvious in low water and dusty soil.  Lots of scissor-tailed flycatchers were seen as well as turkey and black vultures, cattle egrets, cardinals, mockingbirds, mourning doves, collared doves and a probably red-eared slider.  Not much different from home although the landscape is very different.

    "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge without hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

    by matching mole on Sun Apr 27, 2014 at 01:33:20 PM PDT

    •  I finally turned on the AC this afternoon (7+ / 0-)

      and not cause it was hot, just had to knock back the humidity inside. I only ran it for 20 minutes. It's rather pleasant outside now, below 80 and drying out. I'll open the windows soon.

      Had a hummer visit a magnolia a few minutes ago. Picking something off the emerging new leaves, the ones that look like candlesticks. Come back please - I have the binocs ready.

      "You are what you write, not what you look like."

      by PHScott on Sun Apr 27, 2014 at 03:16:58 PM PDT

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