Monday, May 27, 2013

Book Nine, Wheel of Time, finished. Book Ten opened.

I, again, ran into the time disparity Jordan laced his books with, they drive me nuts. But then, I still read the things, don’t I.

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The snake bit steer continues to improve. I was driven to research long term effect of rattlesnake bits on animals. Amazing critter – the cattle, not the snake. Well, for that matter, it seems that most creatures have an odds on chance of surviving snake bites, especially with treatment. It seems, however, that many can do it without treatment.

I’m not too sure of the after effects fading away swiftly, nor completely.

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Kansas town a popular spot for turkey vultures

MARION, Kan. — San Juan Capistrano, Calif., has its dainty, graceful swallows, and Kearney, Neb., has its famed migration of majestic sandhill cranes.

 

Michael Pearce A water tower in Marion, Kan., is a popular spot for migrating vultures to land. Biologists think they are probably attracted to it because its height makes it easier for the birds to soar away in the morning. Many of the town’s residents enjoy watching the vultures soar.

In Marion, it’s the returning turkey vultures that are largely welcomed each spring.

“Aren’t they something?” Pam Bowers said as she watched three vultures slowly circling high above the city park last week. “Most of us appreciate the chance to watch them. They’re so graceful.”

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/05/26/4258104/kansas-town-a-popular-spot-for.html#storylink=cpy

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Vultures appear here, about once a year. I look forward to them gracing the skies. However, I didn’t know, considering the gun shots one hears chasing them from abandoned houses around the area, that they had waves and waves migrating back and forth.

I’d thought them territorial, with pre-determined summer areas. Discounting the fact I’ve never seen them squabble over anything except road kill, and even then they seem to take turns at the carcass.

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I know I could look it up, but . . . Who won the Coke a Cola 600? I managed to hang around until the last one hundred laps, then crashed.

It was a long day of auto racing. A very long day.

And, yeah. I’ll  probably check the web — later.

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey 

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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