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Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We dare 't go a-hunting,
For fear of little men.
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Air temperature 50 F, calm, mostly cloudy for the newspaper walk. World continues to fall short of my expectations.

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Rhodora blooming, chokecherries, and honeysuckle. Actual visible needles on the tamaracks. Also the tent caterpillars are blooming. They love cherry blossoms. Or cherry leaves . . .

One each squashed red squirrel and gray squirrel, plus some warbler-sized bird with an olive back. That is not particularly distinctive.

World warmed up, dried off, I got out on the bike. Did not die.

15.28 miles, 1:15:02

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Hello darkness my old friend . . .
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Air temperature 47 F, overcast, wind coming around to the WNW at about 5 mph. Light rain last night, but I was able to walk for the newspaper this morning.

Deeds to do and promises to keep. Maybe bike ride afternoon. If the sun ever shines.

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Still not actually raining.
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Celebrity culture eludes me. "Who the *hell* is FITB?"
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Air temperature 52 F, wind south about 5 mph, overcast. Not yet raining.

Have another bit of Life in Maine:

bangordailynews.com/2017/05/21/homestead/these-offshore-maine-islands-are-populated-only-by-sheep/
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One dead woodchuck, about 3.5 miles into my ride. Silly critter was hanging out in an industrial park.

Lilacs blooming, wild strawberries, working apple trees and some ferals, and flowering quince to bait in hummingbirds.

Air temperature got up over 60 F, winds 10 mph gusting over 20, so I just took a local route. Didn't feel like coating myself in slimy cold sunscreen for extended riding. Call me a wimp and get over it.

16.5 miles, 1:30:20

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Air temperature 37 F, with frost in some areas of the state*. This after 90 F and more on Thursday. Wind calm, scattered clouds. May get out on the bike after the world thaws out.

*Our frost-free date for tender plants, such as tomatoes, is the end of May. Life in the Great North Woods.

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Time to walk away from the hatred and lies of the internet. Again.
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Air temperature 46 F, wind north about 10 mph, scattered clouds for the newspaper walk. Thus plod we through the days. I'll probably run the string trimmer around the house and yard today, continuing the rites of life and death.

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Enemy hosts beheaded. With a truce toward the sections of lawn where the white violets are blooming . . .
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Got out for a windblown walk and skritched Karma Kat, one of our long-term friends. Also power-washed the car over at the coin-op place, and may get to the lawn this afternoon.

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I know that this is old news, but did somebody change the definition of "subpoena" when I wasn't looking?
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Air temperature 74 F, scattered clouds, wind WSW at 10 mph gusting to 20. Don't know if I'll get a bike ride in or not. Pollen bad -- yellow scum on the puddles.

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