Handsome

This garter snake found its way into a building so it was gently escorted outside, where it promptly backed into a defensive posture. It appears to be quite large; was only about 20 centimeters long. A handsome creature.

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Soaring

Turkey Vultures continue soaring above us; their dips, glides, and swoops are so entertaining.

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I want to wish all my readers thank you very much for making time out of your lives to visit, and to like my posts when you see fit.

I also want to wish my Canadian readers a very happy Thanksgiving to you, and to the people you care about.

Heat wave

We are in the throes of a late summer/early fall heat wave, the likes of which I don’t remember experiencing during my ten years in Canada. The noontime outdoor temperature is 30C or 88F (the upper left large number in the image). The indoor temperature is 25C or 77F which is surprisingly tolerable with the drapes and windows are closed, ceiling fan running. I will likely fire up the a/c soon though – Faye has more than earned the right to be comfortable for a while before heading to work for Day . . . 30?

I’m not particularly complaining about this heat (though I thought I left late September heat waves in Texas!); my mewling complaint would accomplish nothing more than reminding me of my discomfort. My attitude is more a matter of wow, this is a remarkable event and one to accept, endure with as much grace as possible.

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