Ramblings
Thursday June 17th 2021, 11:23 pm
Filed under: Garden,Wildlife

Wait, what?¬†Live in a towering 2977′ Tinkertoy/Lego/AtAt mashup on a lot that is smaller than the footprint of my current house? $1.6M? And it’s only been on the market for 706 days? What? C’mon, people, snatch this one up, pronto!

I was looking at video of the San Jose peregrine nestlings pushing/falling/jumping out of the box today and the thought suddenly occurred to me: I had never really noticed that the dark feathers that grow in first and most prominently are the ones in their faces. The ones that make them look more like peregrines to their parents. (Debating to add about that moment years ago when a two day old hatchling that had barely achieved the white fluffball stage died and a few hours later the parents fed it to its siblings. The kids were hungry. Thus my thought that blackening cheeks are likely protective.)

In the 97F heatwave over here, two of my apricot seedlings grew visibly since yesterday, three did not, and the last one seems to finally be kicking the bucket after a long decline. But it may yet surprise me.


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We hit nearly 103 today!

Comment by Anne 06.18.21 @ 12:07 am

Hope you fare well in the heat/drought/fire season. Be safe.

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 06.18.21 @ 8:13 am

Go, apricots, grow! And that house looks very weird.

Comment by ccr in MA 06.18.21 @ 1:25 pm



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