Thursday, July 28, 2011

low lagoon...




















With tropical storm Don looming...and guests coming Sunday - decided to do an early morning supply run to Alpine.  The lagoon is low and could use a refill before my IT guy from the UK (with son) and our friend Czar arrive with kayak in tow.  Got home by 11:30 in time for it to be too hot to do any construction.  Bought primer to seal all the new steel once it's in place before applying the roofing.  Also got some grub since my garden harvest is pretty small at this point.  Did a water and much needed laundry run to Study Butte.  Little plant by the outlet on my house water tank is 3 years old now and hanging in there.  Had a late afternoon donkey visit.  Bagged and refrigerated the little dead bird - my friend Carolyn Ohl is coming by tomorrow to pick it up.  Seems some researchers would really like it as a specimen - could be a Bullock's/Scott's hybrid Oriole.  99,106,74,0,B

9 comments:

alam0tx said...

Well! John...
I see you had a busy and eventful day...I too, am working real hard to come see you...Oh! by the way my name is Don...

Rita B. said...

keeping fingers crossed that Don comes your way and brings helpful showers. Doesn't look like he's gonna help us much here in Houston. RGValley sure can use it also. I'm beginning to think Benita is handing out maps to your place to the local wildlife. beautiful burrows.

Cindy said...

Guess the diving board has been put away for a rainy day. Love the little plant, looks like a margarita daisy to me but I am not a botanist. Hope Don helps us all out of this heat wave and drought (even only 1/4 of what we need). The additions and hard work are looking very very nice... will be good to see the progress in person sometime.

Allen Hare said...

Good luck on the rain from Don.

An industrious day for you, despite not doing any construction.

Good news that that poor bird's death will, at least, provide a chance for study and insight.

Andrea said...

I am new to your blog. So inspiring! What do those numbers mean after your posts?

GYPSY JESS said...

Like the donkeys.

DJcracker said...

The "little plant" is a Skeleton-leaf Goldeneye. We have an abundance of them at our place in Cedar Springs.

Debbie said...

Is your Field Lab visible through Google earth. If so, do you have some coordinates or a physical address. I have tried to find it with no luck.

alam0tx said...

Well! John...
I am beginning to sputter a little bit...But I will try to hang in there until I drop my last rain at the FL...Oh! did I tell you my name is Don...