Friday, May 29, 2020
The Dude Abides
Not sure I like the idea of booger deciding to change the blog interface. Cosmetic bullshit on a poorly maintained and marginally functional system. I guess I'll try to work with it for a bit but I may migrate my shit somewhere else. We'll see.
Also not sure why I chose the above title for this post, other than it's a line I like from the movie (for some reason) and the fact that the Pronghorn harem(s) have kicked the males loose while they're having and nurturing babies. When this happens the males take up a solitary existence, not wanting to be knifed in their sleep.
You can quickly (?) tell males from females (both sexes having prominent pronged horns) by the black stripe on the face at the back of the jaw. You can also more closely examine the horn shape and stature and compare behavior. The males act more male than the females do, guarding and guiding their harem. But the females also stand sentry and the difference in behavior is often subtle. It's something you have to learn over time.
Here's a too-long and too-shaky cow tour video.
A chicken video...
Western Salsify (Tragopogon dubius). A favorite spring flower of mine. Of course nearly all spring flowers are favorites of mine.
Goldfinches! Shaky video again. It's hard to see the phone screen sometimes in bright sunlight. Plus I was in a hurry for some reason.
Work hardening and finally caused the brass connector for the positive battery terminal on my Ranger to crack through. It still works but also slips off, requiring reattachment. Usually when it's raining.
The tornado in repose...
Be well and embrace the blessings of liberty.