Welcomed some new visitors that showed up on the doorstep of the Field Lab this morning. A couple of botanist ladies looking for a plant specific to my landscape. http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/terlingu/ We took a walk and they showed me what they were looking for within minutes. I responded with, "These plants are everywhere out here!" They took some measurements and then I showed them one I knew of by the greenhouse. Funny thing was, I named it Kevin on the spot and one of the women gently stroked some leaves and said, "Hi, Kevin." I was told that they usually bloom in April so I went back to the April file of my photos and sure enough, here is Kevin when he was in-bloom on April 12, 2009. I think I need a grant to study them...a really BIG grant. 89,102,59,0
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Just a putter day today (and sorry BillyBob http://billybobsplace.blogspot.com/ , no golf was involved) ...puddered around looking for what might be the easiest thing to accomplish quickly today. Found it with my new window score. Only took about a hour to remove the 3 sections of prime glass from the window frame. Now I have a new piece for my solar hot water heater manifold and the main ingredient for 2 new solar ovens. Needed one more task before really taking the day off, so I removed the roll cage from the go kart. Thought it needed a sportier look. Cleaned the spark plug and took it on a little 3 mile trip - no problems. It doesn't go fast enough to roll over on the flats and I don't go off-roadin' with it so I reckon it's ok to take the top off. If I am ever wrong about this - boy, I bet it sure is gonna hurt...