365/2: 260. Car show on the Plaza tonight.
Still importing from the CF card. If I like some of the others, I’ll add ‘em here later.
Busy morn. Links in afternoon.
Lots on the plate. Tootle along elsewhere for now.
365/2: 259. Odile ain’t doing much yet.
‘Course when I dare Nature, she comes back and pounds me to death. We’ll see tomorrow.
Later: For Throwback Thursday, from the ‘80’s.
Hollywood Reporter: Were ‘Longmire’ Viewers Too Long in the Tooth to Matter?
“Every second and a half an American turns 50, which means that in a very short time, we will be the largest demographic in the country — and with our longer life spans, we’re not going anywhere. It also just so happens that 50-plus-ers account for of 75% of disposable income in America.”
SF New Mexican: LANL’s burst barrel has sister drum at WIPP.
Veritable time-bomb. My concern includes cousins still at LANL, sitting outdoors in canvas tents.
365/2: 258. How I know it’s autumn ...
Watch Odile hit Arizona and NM on the National Weather Services’ advanced weather data display.
Here. Took a minute or two to boot up on my browser.
Reuters: Gas production blamed for rise in Colorado, New Mexico quakes.
“The USGS scientists said there are now 21 high-volume wastewater disposal wells in Colorado and seven in New Mexico, and that since mid-2000 the total injection rate across the basin has ranged from 1.5 to 3.6 million barrels per month.” Holy cats.
NewsMax: Google Wants to Fly Drones Over New Mexico.
365/2: 257. She’s mad at me.
I was trying to use a bounce card to throw some more light on her underside, and she tried to rip my finger off.
365/2: 256. Post-hail.
365/2: 255. Just some happy sunflowers.
365/2: 254. Red, white, and blue. Sort of.
365/2: 253. Sunflower, close.
And sunflower, far [iPhone].
365/2: 252. Went for a short hike after sunset ...
Turned around, saw this.
365/2: 251. Got two lobsters as a gift ...
I can’t eat ‘em, unfortunately (seafood allergy). So Sandra gets to enjoy TWO of them.
A representative of NMPIRG knocked on my door ...
The very least I can do is link her cause ... Stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Something we should all get behind.
The Observer.UK: Sam Shepard - ‘America is on its way out as a culture’.
“Detroit’s a great example. All of those cities that used to be something. If you go to a truck stop in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, you’ll probably see the face of America. How desperate we are. Really desperate. Just raw.” Great interview, the whole thing. Take the time to parse it.
365/2: 250. Shadow-play.
Nice sharp shadows today. Appropriate that ‘reality’ felt blurry, in comparison.
BBC: Growing threat to American birds, says report.
“We’re particularly concerned about the birds that live in deserts and grasslands in the West, such as the sage grouse. These lands are being heavily used and there’s a great deal of oil and gas development, so it’s created a huge conservation challenge.” Since living in NM, I’ve noticed steep declines in the junco, towhee and chickadee/titmouse populations. Most starkly among the juncos. They usually came in clouds in the fall, now we’re lucky to see a handful.
365/2: 249. Because ...
... everyone needs a ‘meadow break’ once in a while.
SciAm: Full Reopening of New Mexico Nuclear Waste Dump Could Take Years.
“The Energy Department has said it will be two years or more before the plant is likely to be fully operational, and has asked Congress for over $100 million to underwrite initial cleanup efforts. The head of the New Mexico Environment Department warned earlier this week of ‘significant penalties’ for the waste dump and Los Alamos for violations of state hazardous waste permits.” I can’t be sad over this; nuclear waste containers won’t be going by our development while WIPP is down.
MessyNessyChic: Cruising for Roadside Relics on Route 66.
Auto-reblog. Bit of trivia - you’d be surprised how many tourists confuse Route 66 with the historical Santa Fe Trail. As if Conestoga wagon occupants overnighted in these joints. I can’t help but snort when I hear another exclamation, “This is where the PIONEERS stayed!”