NM Fire Info: Diego Fire Has Grown to 200 Acres.
Here we go again. Sizable smoke plume for ‘200 acres.’
Later: quick snap …
Day later: Morning news says ~750 acres.
365/2: 179. Gazanias.
West Coast whisky stones.
Why buy a manufactured item? Why not use authentic Scottish stones?
Guardian.UK: Unique underwater world discovered in Pitcairn Islands.
““This is one of the most intact marine ecosystems on the planet and right now it is in danger.” At the very least, the ghost of Fletcher Christian will thank you.
Guardian.UK: Earthquakes shake Oklahoma and Texas – and locals want to know why.
When considering the unexpurgated list of fracking’s costs, how do you value destabilizing the Earth’s crust?
365/2: 176. Budding weevil.
365/2: 174. The Cholla Cactus have begun to blossom ...
365/2: 173. Rorschach Day.
Five shots; I see monsters, politicians, feathers … here.
Weed whackers are just too damned finicky. I’m thinking of going old-school. Easier on the back, too.
365/2: 171. Whoops.
Thought I captured our little nesting Bewick’s Wren. Apparently not.
National Park Service Press Releases: Drones prohibited.
Totally expected. “In April, visitors at Grand Canyon National Park gathered for a quiet sunset, which was interrupted by a loud unmanned aircraft flying back and forth and eventually crashing in the canyon.” Sounds like you can get a ‘special use’ permit, however.
Guardian.UK: May days’ heat sets up record El Niño.
How many more ‘newsworthy’ professional maybes are we going to have to read before someone says “yes”?
365/2: 170. Cacophony of roses.
Most only bloom for a very short time here; gotta catch ‘em at peak.
365/2: 167. Horny neighbors.
Would’ve gotten closer, but the grass was alive with young rattlers, fresh out of their hidey-hole. Not my cup of tea. Shortly after these shots, these beauties beat a hasty retreat.
KRQE.com: Assayi Fire erupts near Gallup.
“Watson says the fire was caused by a man burning weeds and tumbleweeds at a camp nearby.” You’ve GOT to be kidding me. In these winds?
The so-called “honey” Moon ...
Looks like every other flippin’ Moonrise. Give me a break with the trumped-up Moon events, internet. What’s next, ‘Stevia Moon’? ‘Xylitol Moon’? I want an ice-cream slathered, Heath Bar Crunch Moon, or I’m not gonna bother next time.
National Geographic: Our Skulls Didn’t Evolve to be Punched.
Yeah, it didn’t make sense to me either, so I didn’t link it.
365/2: 162. Only had time for a grab shot ... Moon’s playing hard to get.
BBC: GM strains crash mosquito population in lab.
365/2: 158. Storms tonight.
ExtremeInstability: June 3, 2014, Norfolk to Blair Nebraska Insane Hail Storm Photos.
Hail is something to be feared, and our planetary warming seems to be making it larger (in my observations).
NWS ABQ:1941 Anomalous Precipitation.
A really fascinating analysis of a NM weather anomaly. But also look at the precipitation graph! 1942-1959 was a pretty dessicated period. Bookmarked.
Discovery Mag: Birth of a Cyclone? - ImaGeo.
Also, an amazing photo from the inside of the eyewall of Hurricane Katrina.
Archaeology News Network: Rabbit holes lead to hill fort discovery.
I can’t help but think this is a ‘drone’ opportunity. A little jobby that duplicates everything a rabbit does, except with metal detectors and ground-penetrating radar.
365/2: 150. The happiness of Blue Flax.
Meditate on the happiness of blue flax in the early morning light. They only open for a few hours; soon as the sun’s getting warm, they close up.