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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
From the reaches,