Friday Night Photos - Another 100 Degrees Edition

Extra blooming hot here, so we're moles in our dark dwelling.

Next week, I'll be doing this on family travels for a month. Feel free to fill in

Here's a selfie from a local swamp visit:

And Fred, realizing he's dropped his i-phone:

Buon viaggio!

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magiamma's picture

Only one shot this week. Posting and running. May be back later...

Fence Plant Mural

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By the way Bollox, great likeness. Smile

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We normally don't get that hot until late July, but we've had 7 days of it starting in May.

Anyone know what this is? I pass it on my walk each day.

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@snoopydawg

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@Pricknick

Well it is to me. I don't remember seeing it before. It was like the first time I saw an Agapanthus Bush in California. Or Wisteria.

Thanks for your answer.

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@snoopydawg
Except for that which is flowing down my crack. 96 with high humidity here.
If you're a fisherman, the seed pods they form will have beautiful panfish worms about the size of cooked rice.
The fish love them.

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@snoopydawg but I'm pulling it up here in the Chicago Suburbs. Also seeing half inch long ants whose bites burn like fire and raise red welts.

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Thanks for hosting bollox.
Let's have some fun tonight.
Who can tell us what this picture is of.
I'll be back later to see if anybody has the answer.
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@Pricknick

crayfish (crawdad, mudbug) tube.

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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
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@dystopian
Thanks for playing. You win!
When I had seen many of these on my river runs I got hungry.
I'll eat a few and let the rest enjoy our warming waters.

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@dystopian on da bayou. Suck the heads and squeeze the tails.

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to all for all the great posts... and after I hit and run last week, later I saw some great stuff from S.P., D., Mag., etc., and wished I could have said 'great work', and thanks!

Barn Swallow gathering mud for nest
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Yellow-breasted Chat
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closeup crop of hindwing of Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
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Our swimming hole, about 500 yards away and 37' downhill - Sabinal (means Cypress) River
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Neon Skimmer male
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watch out

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@QMS
in the ass department.
The wooden boat is more interesting. Thanks for the pic.
Smile

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@Pricknick @Pricknick The lapstrake is fake, actually fiberglass.

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@QMS

If so it looks like a great way to relax.

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@snoopydawg Just wind, water, and boat. Liquid zen. Wink

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Daenerys's picture

I don't have any photos to share this week, but some amusing bird behavior--yesterday I watched a grackle feed its youngster a chunk of suet, then show the baby how to wipe its beak off, which it then repeated and kept doing it. It was cute. The backyard birds are voracious right now; they are going through about a couple pounds of seeds a day, and devoured an entire suet cake in probably less than 48 hours. Shok I've also got catbirds coming to eat grapes and mealworms now!
Our garden is doing really well too. I'll post a photo of that soon too. The spinach and leaf lettuce is growing faster than we can eat it. The tomato plants are exploding and the broccoli is doing great. Whatever we don't eat is going to go in the freezer.

Cheers everyone!

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This shit is bananas.

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@Daenerys
that you had no photos.
Your description of mother grackle made up for it.
Sometimes less than a thousand words are much better than a picture.
Thanks.

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@Daenerys

Your description of momma bird teaching her baby how to eat is cute. Just like I enjoy watching the seasons at the cemetery you're enjoying watching the wildlife on your farm. Kudos!

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I always called this stuff Dawg Burr, but now I know its common name. Baklava. oops I mean Burclover.
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(Medicago polymorpha)
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geometric spirals, tiny spider(?) at 10 o'clock
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I pulled apart one of the spirals, and sure enough it was full of tiny seeds.
California burclover

uncool beans heh

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The morning call to breakfast:

Preaching the Swamp Gospel:

Conversion therapy of crocodile to become a god-fearing alligator:

Attentive gators at Swamp Sunday school:

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