A Botany Lesson

It is forecast to be 100 degrees  around here next week. If that proves accurate, it will be the first time ever the temperature has hit three digits in May. The time for initial spring flowers is long past, but I like this Sunday from 2017. Maybe our friends in the upper Midwest still have jonquils.

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    • As Mark mentioned earlier this morning (on the previous post), what didn’t blow away in Oklahoma seems to be either under water or threatened with flooding. The Lake Eufaula water level is high enough that some lake-side businesses and campgrounds will probably not be able to operate this weekend. Since the economy of the City of Eufaula is very dependent on visitors to the Lake, this does not bode well for local businesses on the “Unofficial Beginning of Summer”. Including ours. But we are still grateful not to have suffered wind or water damage. Many have not been that fortunate.

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  1. Here in Florida, 90° + temperatures in May are not uncommon however those temperatures are usually accompanied by late day thunderstorms that deliver 1 to 2 inches of rain in an hour. Not so this spring. I have two weather stations that both registered the relative humidity below 30% (I wasn’t going to believe just one) earlier this week. That low of level of moisture is almost unheard of. In Florida, even paint doesn’t get that dry.

    Meanwhile back at my old residence in Colorado Springs this past Monday there was a freak late May snow storm that dropped 14″ in some areas.

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  2. The pictures on the news of snow, floods, and tornadoes have been depressing. Not meaning to get political, just factual, but I’m hoping it helps more people to understand what global warming can do. Here in the Dallas area, it’s been nice — more rain and cooler temps than usual, but hot and dry is coming.

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  3. I heard from LLee. She is doing well but her house had flooding on the first floor. That has now drained away and she is trying to dry things out. The good news/bad news of living next to a deep drainage ditch. You get the flood but it goes away quicker.

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  4. It seems that many people no longer remember. I have already had one well-meaning person tell me to “enjoy the holiday.” With luck, I won’t hear anyone say, “Happy Memorial Day!” But I am not holding out much hope.

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  5. I am still trying to get used to my new schedule. Before I had to compensate for a 40 minute commute. However with our bathroom schedules, I haven’t slept in. I take the added time to look at social media and read the comics as well as the daily scriptures.

    This morning I took my time as the last day of a holiday weekend means that fewer people will be in the office anyway. I dressed, grabbed my wallet, keys handkerchief etc. and realized that my Shinola watch that I got for my birthday was missing. It is the most expensive watch that I have owned, so I when I take it off, it is only located in roughly 3-4 places in the house. My wife is working from home so we rummaged through the house. Finally I gave up.

    So as I pulled out my keys, I realized that I had grabbed the watch with it. I told one of the guys at work about it (already a good friend) and he told me just this week he was packing his car and talking on the phone at the same time. He was taking inventory and said to the guy on the other end of the phone “Oh man, I can’t find my phone!” Doh!!!!

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  6. Re 5-24-19 real-time cartoon: Janis, in Panel #5 – “What do tapas bars* have to do with anything?”

    *Classical A&J cartoon reference (I’m fairly sure)

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  7. Ghost-

    Several years ago, an enterprising restaurateur in our smallish town opened a tapas bar. It was fairly successful for a while, but the owner had to explain to some disappointed customers that a tapas bar was not a topless bar.

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  8. Here’s another weather related first: for the first time ever Purgatory Ski Resort outside of Durango, CO will be open for skiing on the final weekend of May. They received a couple feet of fresh powder in the past week and will have their front-side main lift open for snow activities while spring/summer activities go on at the base of the mountain.

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  9. Favorite t-shirt seen in the Boutique today (tie):

    “Free Range Chick”

    “Baby, I’m Worth the Whiskey”

    Jackie says we have to keep our party-themed t-shirts separated from our religious-themed t-shirts, lest the former lead the latter astray. 🙂

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  10. Condolences to the Auburn Tigers family as their play-by-play man and his wife ?, Rod and Paula Bramblett. ??? were killed in a traffic accident last night.

    The Detroit area had a wrong way driver on a freeway kill the wife and daughter of Wisconsin assistant basketball coach on Friday night. Please everyone stay safe this weekend!

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    • Condolences to the Auburn Tigers family as their play-by-play man and his wife ?, Rod and Paula Bramblett. ??? were killed in a traffic accident last night.

      The Detroit area had a wrong way driver on a freeway kill the wife and daughter of Wisconsin assistant basketball coach on Friday night. Please everyone stay safe this weekend!

      Rod Bramblett calls ‘Kick Bama Kick’: https://youtu.be/94DJFNqD9-Y

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