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In_The_Wind

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Gender: Female
Home country: USA
Current location: Watching my Koi Pond while sipping coffee 24/7
Member since: Mon Apr 25, 2005, 10:44 PM
Number of posts: 69,480

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Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieve it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. ~~~~~~~~~ For, it ends in the blink of an eye. Carpe Diem (Seize the day)!

Journal Archives

Local heat index today 105. I brushed out the dog's fur. She hates being hot.

She is a good companion. I rescued her back in 2010. Let's hope she makes it through this summer.

HUDSON VALLEY, NY New York State has issued an Air Quality Alert for Thursday. The alert is in place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The pollutant of concern: ozone.

The air will be unhealthy for sensitive people in Rockland and Westchester and moderately polluted in Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties.

Hump Day beer buzzed ... Ask me anything.

AC / broken











Reminder to self ... I Love Summer!

I'm so upset about what Photobucket is doing. I uploaded very old photos there.

I can't re-scan those 40 year old prints with the equipment I have now.

There were lots of frogs eggs inside the circular mesh net yesterday.

The koi ate all of them this morning. Miss frog sat forlornly on the plant protective net while I tried to position it so that her future babies might live long enough to become tadpoles.


So I drive a taxi, and the traffic distracts me ... ♫






♫ I Made It Through The Rain by Barry Manilow ♫





How many inches are you expecting tonight?

Winter Storm Warning in Eastern New York

Active for next 2 days National Weather Service
This alert has been updated.
Posted 3 hours ago
WINTER Storm Warning REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...

Locations: Northwestern Connecticut, Mid Hudson Valley, southern Taconics, and southeast Catskills of New York.

Hazard types: Heavy snowfall.
Snow accumulations: 1 to 2 feet.
Snowfall rates...1 to 3 inches per hour will occur at times Tuesday.
Timing: Snowfall will spread this area between midnight and sunrise. Snow will come down heavy during the day Tuesday before diminishing Tuesday night. Lighter snowfall may linger late Tuesday night into Wednesday.
IMPACTS: Very dangerous travel conditions due to snow covered roads and very poor visibilities. Gusty winds will result in some blowing and drifting snow .
Winds: North to northeast at 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to around 30 mph.
Visibilities: Less than one mile with one quarter mile or less for a period during the day Tuesday.
Temperatures: Mainly in the 20s Tuesday and Wednesday, falling into the teens Tuesday night.

Recommended actions

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight... food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

A little Lyme goes a long way!



Y'all may remember the bug bite I was complaining about last October. Well anyway by the time I went to see my doctor the bite site was still obvious but the bulls eye was gone. So, all winter long I've complained about feeling like I'm aging quickly this year.

Well ... yesterday I had blood work done. Looks like I may have had Lyme Disease for around 5 months.

Reviving Extinct Species: Is It Worth the Cost?

Reviving Extinct Species: Is It Worth the Cost?
By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor | February 27, 2017 11:22am ET

Bringing extinct species back from the dead could mean letting living species slip away.

A new study of de-extinction the potential to use genetic techniques to recreate lost animals and plants finds that given limited conservation dollars, the benefits of bringing back one lost species would probably cost the extinction of more species that are currently on the brink. For example, if New Zealand resurrected 11 of its extinct species, the government would have to sacrifice the conservation of 33 living species to pay to keep the revived species alive, researchers reported today (Feb. 27) in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.

"There would be sacrifices," said study author Joseph Bennett, a professor of biology at Carleton University in Ontario. "Without major increases in budgets, it would be like a one-step forward, two-step back scenario."

Read more at this link ...


http://www.livescience.com/58027-cost-of-reviving-extinct-species.html?utm_source=notification



Carolina parakeet
Credit: Jonathan S. Blair/National Geographic
The Carolina parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) was the only native species of parrot in the eastern United States, having ranged from southern New York to the Gulf of Mexico, and as far west as Wisconsin. The birds went extinct in the early 20th century.
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