September 27, 2018

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sycamores know they're cool

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Nice temperature drop today - 70s mostly.

September 25, 2018

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sliding into October
(April and October are the best months around here)
the bottom picture is a rain lily just about ready to throw its seeds

September 24, 2018

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I went to turn out Cora today and discovered she had already let herself out. Her paddock mate Scud was still standing in the paddock, next to the open gate. You could almost hear him saying
"You're gonna get us in trouble!"
(I was in their paddock earlier; I must not have fastened the gate properly. I hope.)

September 23, 2018

September 22, 2018

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we had 3.6 inches of rain between midnight and 6 a.m.

September 21, 2018

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she cleans up nice
new reins and side-pull halter
still using the bareback pad - excellent

September 20, 2018

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top Fancy Willow Cora Leda Scud
Diamond grooming Stardust bottom

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September 19, 2018

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a male southern black widow spider
aka ay caramba

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we didn't have much time today (still trying to catch up after last week's rain) so I just turned Cora out and we hung out a while

September 18, 2018

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We got to ride a little today - first time in a couple weeks since it's been so muddy.
Cora didn't see much point in going in circles in the round pen when she could just as well stand there while I rubbed her neck and mane, but she eventually got tired of me nudging her with my heels and consented to stroll about a bit.

September 16, 2018

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snippets, 9-16-2018

Eliud Kipchoge breaks world record (NY Times). "I lack words to describe this day," Kipchoge told reporters afterward.

September 13, 2018

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not only can these guys lull you to sleep with their buzzing on a hot afternoon,
they're also wildly telepathic
(they're harmless but boy can they grip with those claws)

September 12, 2018

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short session in the round pen - it was fun to watch her watching the dogs chasing lizards
(she is not a fan of dogs)