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2017-06-26 08:10 am


Air temperature 58 F, mostly cloudy, wind SSW about 5 mph for the newspaper walk.

A lot of things cost more than they're worth.

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2017-06-25 02:02 pm

Sunday floral report

On the lookout for ragged robin, finding none in the usual locations. Maybe too early, maybe too late, maybe too mowed. Did see a patch of blue cornflower blooming, plus a lot of birdsfoot trefoil, orange and yellow hawkweed, and the first hop-clover.

No roadkill seen, despite extended survey.

Got out on the bike, temperature in the 70s F with a nuisance breeze. Did not die.

30.45 miles, 2:43:43

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2017-06-25 07:20 am

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Air temperature 60 F, dew point 55, calm, scattered clouds. Bike ride scheduled.

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2017-06-24 09:51 am

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I see no gain in responding to someone who doesn't know the difference between "principle" and "principal" . . .
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2017-06-24 08:13 am

Light rain

Air temperature 66 F, overcast, wind south about 10 mph at newspaper walk time. Rain started later. So much for mowing the lawn.

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2017-06-23 07:56 am

Back where the hatred blooms

Air temperature 58 F, mostly cloudy, wind south about 5 mph. Supposed to rain here and there, now and then.

Engaging Minimal Interaction Drive.

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2017-06-22 11:29 am

Thursday floral report

Rhododendrons dropping flowers, those full fairy-skirt blossoms that want to be strung into a lei or other garland. Lupines building seed pods at the bottom of their spikes. My itchy eyes say that the grass is also blooming . . .

Yesterday's yearling raccoon remains. I'd expected it to vanish -- perfect take-out dinner for a coyote or fox.

Breezy, pleasant temperature, got out on the bike. Did not die.

15.25 miles, 1:15:33

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2017-06-22 07:58 am

What's in it for me?

Air temperature 56 F, clear, wind WSW at about 5 mph for the newspaper walk. Tomorrow's forecast leads me to think I should get a bike ride in today.

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2017-06-21 11:36 am

Wednesday roadkill report

One yearling raccoon up near the golf course, several gray squirrels here and there. I've seen dead raccoons about the same size in that area, several years. Think there's a raccoon mama that doesn't raise her young-uns right.

Peonies blooming, water parsnip, more orange hawkweed and wild roses. Black locusts dropping their flowers in snowdrifts.

Got out on the bike, did not die. More wind than I'd prefer.

15.25 miles, 1:15:16

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2017-06-21 08:05 am

Happy solstice of your choice

Air temperature 60 F, mostly cloudy, wind south about 10 mph for the newspaper walk. Will attempt bike ride after a bit of drying off.

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2017-06-20 03:28 pm


First storm passed with torrential downpour, second added fireworks.  Mourning doves cooing now.
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2017-06-20 08:11 am

More gray

Air temperature 64 F, wind south about 8 mph, raining now. Was able to walk for the newspaper, earlier. We'll take small victories where we can find them.

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2017-06-19 09:58 am

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Self-righteous viciousness is common throughout human history and cultures.
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2017-06-19 07:52 am

Just keep moving

Air temperature 63 F, overcast, wind south about 10 mph. Felt a couple of touches of mist on the newspaper walk, rain forecast for later. Complete with flash flood watch.

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2017-06-18 12:58 pm

Sunday floral report

Wild madder blooming in the roadside weeds, whole hells of purple vetch, daisy fleabane, maybe the first tansy. More patches of blue flag iris blooming. Rain has knocked down a lot of locust flowers and some of the rhododendrons.

No roadkill, unless the flicker hunched down by the roadside was stunned or injured. More likely prospecting for ants.

Slathered on SPF 50 in spite of the continued overcast, biked upriver to my overlook water break, then across the river and down the other side. Would have chosen a different route if I had known the highway people had ground the last four miles of surface for a repaving job . . . .

26.80 miles, 2:16:06

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2017-06-18 06:57 am

Gloomy gray

Air temperature 59 F, wind south about 5 mph, overcast and scattered fog. Rain forecast tomorrow.

Working up energy for a bike ride.

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2017-06-17 04:20 pm

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How in hell can a building housing that many people be built with a single exit stair?