Tuesday roadkill report

Jul. 25th, 2017 11:32 am
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Probable raccoon corpse across from the golf course. Only probable, being in the weeds on the far side of a US highway.

Nothing particular in the floral department. If you want to gather lupine seeds, the heads are dry now.

Got out on the bike, usual weekday route. No sign of the cemetery heron.

15.26 miles, 1:13:12

Dank

Jul. 25th, 2017 07:29 am
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Overcast, air temperature 57 F, wind NNE about 10 mph. Roads still damp. Balancing act between bike ride and visitors.

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Jul. 24th, 2017 05:41 pm
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Go ahead and hate people who think differently than you. Trump gives you permission.

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Jul. 24th, 2017 11:41 am
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The banging and booming down the street makes me hope that the demolition crew has salvaged those granite foundation slabs for use elsewhere. Gone now.
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I keep a mental list of several people I enjoy reading on the internet, but who I will not engage even in innocent ways due to willful misinterpretation in the past.

Gathering storm

Jul. 24th, 2017 07:43 am
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Air temperature 54 F, calm, mostly cloudy. Rain later, brought by incoming visitors. Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!

Sunday roadkill report

Jul. 23rd, 2017 02:56 pm
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Second raccoon corpse up near that cafe, smaller size. Friday's version still lay as comparison. Don't know where the cleanup crew was -- coyotes satiated?

Beach peas have joined the floral assortment. Checked milkweed at water stops, but found no evidence of monarch caterpillar munching.

Beautiful day in the neighborhood, still in the 60s F when I started the ride, 72 F now. Little wind. Rode upriver to my eagle overlook with, alas, no eagles, then down the other side and back into the hills. Did not die.

35.55 miles, 3:05:13

Chill out, dude

Jul. 23rd, 2017 07:45 am
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Air temperature 51 F and calm at breakfast, up to 57 F now, scattered clouds, dew point 44 F. Welcome break from the heat and humidity.

Bike ride on schedule.

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 09:52 pm
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Stars out of hiding.

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 02:59 pm
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Reading through a compilation of 1950s Pogo. Depressing, how much of it is still topical . . .

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 01:27 pm
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Rejecting allies because they don't fit a narrow template . . .
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Mowed the buttercups again, before the heat gets any worse. 76 F now, little wind, July sun.

Sic transit etc.

Jul. 21st, 2017 02:41 pm
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Cellar hole down the street has acquired backfill and loam, with hay mulch to control erosion and keep the pigeons out of the birdseed.

separate hobbies

Jul. 21st, 2017 06:47 pm
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I saw a thing yesterday that said “Buying fabric and sewing fabric are TWO SEPARATE HOBBIES.”

I actually feel that I understand so much more about the world now.

I’m now up to 6 artist’s figurines (I need to write more reviews) and I was unable (or unwilling) to resist a set of 14 archival color pens, plus all the stuff I already own, but do I actually draw? No, hardly ever. (That said, I’ve done more this year than in many years.)

Anyway, point is I’m back to that “I want to draw some silly little story like Questionable Content only about, IDK, fat 40somethings instead of hipster robots” thing. Except I really don’t want to draw a story about fat 40somethings because ugh life. I want to do something cute and funny that I don’t have the skill set for but who cares I’ll do it anyway because it doesn’t matter. Or something. And I want just enough pressure to help me do maybe half an hour of art a day without having any real expectations.

Which of course is not much like my personality at all, because yes, I have met me. :p

Moop.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Friday not-roadkill report

Jul. 21st, 2017 11:00 am
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Great blue heron preening on the grass near the cemetery pond. I deduce it had already speared breakfast. Same bird (?) in the water weeds hunting when I came back, plus a possible second in the far part of the pond.

One squashed and leaky raccoon about four miles into my ride, looked like a second-year critter. That's near a cafe, and I suspect the lure of a ripe dumpster was involved.

Not totally lethal out there, yet (82 F now), so I got out on the bike. Did not die.

15.25 miles, 1:13:12

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Jul. 21st, 2017 08:10 am
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People running around the internet, blithering about names I've never heard before . . .

Icky sticky (one in a series)

Jul. 21st, 2017 07:59 am
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Air temperature 72 F, west wind about 7 mph, clear/hazy. Need to get out on the bike before it gets worse.

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Jul. 20th, 2017 04:13 pm
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The internet is full of assholes.

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Jul. 20th, 2017 09:48 am
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Wretched hive of scum and villainy . . . .

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