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Lyn W

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Good morning all.
It's yet another wet Welsh day here with temps still below 60F but definitely warmer than it has been. Then they'll drop again before the weekend.
I think we only have one dry day in the forecast this week with strong winds on the way for Thurs/Friday.
It's been a strange Spring but I must admit I'd prefer it to be too wet than too dry.
Hope everyone has a good Tuesday - TTFN
 

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Personally, I'd watch "The Meg" & a couple other ScyFi movies of megladons before I'd get all gooey about finding a living one, but hey, fossils can't bite, can they?

Omg!!! I JUST saw “The Meg” the other day and holy mackerel!!!!!

“Daddy, I do NOT want a megaladon.”
—(Said like Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka).

I may have spoke to fast...
What I meant to say is....
“ I would like A TOOTH from a megaladon.”
😬🥴
 

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Omg!!! I JUST saw “The Meg” the other day and holy mackerel!!!!!

“Daddy, I do NOT want a megaladon.”
—(Said like Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka).

I may have spoke to fast...
What I meant to say is....
“ I would like A TOOTH from a megaladon.”
😬🥴

Speaking of Megalodon Shark teeth....take a look at these beauties collected by my kayaking friend’s husband. He collects, mounts & displays at Calvert Marine Museum (southern Maryland).

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I hope he's OK. At least he has a chance at the rescue.
Very strange that 3 have had injuries.
Do you think it could be something to do with the badgers?
I was talking about it with the vet today. She said that while all 3 had “leg injuries“, they were all very different and almost certainly had different causes.

Sadly, this one too had to be put to sleep. There was an open and infected wound and a compound fracture. He must have been in a lot of pain. :(

I am praying we get no more.
 

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It’s almost time for the great big Cicada Revolution......they are starting to slowly emerge now that ground temps have increased.

Next week should bring many many more!

A Few
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I found this yesterday in our pond… it’s a shed skin of a dragonfly larva. I am reliably informed that the larva still has more growing to do as there’s no sign of wing cases yet. The coin with it is about the size of a US Dime I think
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Good afternooning all. We had a sunny start, but as I drove home from the rescue we had torrential rain and large hailstones which made the drive somewhat “interesting”.

We have had torrential rain on and off ever since. I am not complaining we desperately needed it.

I have been taking part in #NoMowMay which is an environmental campaign where people don’t mow their grass for the entire month to encourage wildflowers which be efits the bees and other insects.

I had already done no mowing in March and April because we have had so little rain. In the space of a week our lawn has gone from perfectly acceptable lawn length to a foot high. Even if I weren’t doing NoMowMay, I couldn’t mow it now because it’s too wet. I shall have to use a strimmer when the time comes to get it down to something the mower can cope with. I will, of course, carefully check for hedgehogs in the long grass before mowing.
 

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Sunny and warming here in MD today. I was HOPING our microwave install would go quickly this morning.......but, like many DIY things a bit of a snafu. After installing all of the brackets, drilling the holes, and doing the heave,, hold, hoe. We quickly discovered that our mounting bracket needed to be lowered by about 1/2 inch (1.25cm) in order for the MW oven to fit/rest under the cabinetry. Of course.....we need new toggle bolts, means a run to our local DIY store (Home Depot).

Wifey off to the Depot.
 

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Good afternooning all. We had a sunny start, but as I drove home from the rescue we had torrential rain and large hailstones which made the drive somewhat “interesting”.

We have had torrential rain on and off ever since. I am not complaining we desperately needed it.

I have been taking part in #NoMowMay which is an environmental campaign where people don’t mow their grass for the entire month to encourage wildflowers which be efits the bees and other insects.

I had already done no mowing in March and April because we have had so little rain. In the space of a week our lawn has gone from perfectly acceptable lawn length to a foot high. Even if I weren’t doing NoMowMay, I couldn’t mow it now because it’s too wet. I shall have to use a strimmer when the time comes to get it down to something the mower can cope with. I will, of course, carefully check for hedgehogs in the long grass before mowing.

Last year, I selected a nice swooping swath of lawn in our back garden to not Mow in May. It turned out nice, I think i kept it like that pretty much all Summer then trimmed it back in Autumn. We really havent had that much rain, lawns are drying not really growing. I’ll have to pass this year.
 

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Good afternooning all. We had a sunny start, but as I drove home from the rescue we had torrential rain and large hailstones which made the drive somewhat “interesting”.

We have had torrential rain on and off ever since. I am not complaining we desperately needed it.

I have been taking part in #NoMowMay which is an environmental campaign where people don’t mow their grass for the entire month to encourage wildflowers which be efits the bees and other insects.

I had already done no mowing in March and April because we have had so little rain. In the space of a week our lawn has gone from perfectly acceptable lawn length to a foot high. Even if I weren’t doing NoMowMay, I couldn’t mow it now because it’s too wet. I shall have to use a strimmer when the time comes to get it down to something the mower can cope with. I will, of course, carefully check for hedgehogs in the long grass before mowing.
Pity our council weren't doing it, they've been doing all the verges and even mow areas alongside the river which aren't accessible to the public :(
Makes me mad!
 

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Good morning all.
It's yet another wet Welsh day here with temps still below 60F but definitely warmer than it has been. Then they'll drop again before the weekend.
I think we only have one dry day in the forecast this week with strong winds on the way for Thurs/Friday.
It's been a strange Spring but I must admit I'd prefer it to be too wet than too dry.
Hope everyone has a good Tuesday - TTFN
We're about to have some really warm days ahead. It must have been a good spring though this year for us. Our crabapple tree is loaded with small growing apples and I saw the largest toad ever today. This time of year they're usually pretty small. It felt like I got blessed by the Lord to see him because I've been wondering about them. He was sitting in a plastic suet container that somehow managed to get left in the yard. I'll have to throw it away again and fill their terra cotta saucer.🥰
 

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Good morning all.
It's yet another wet Welsh day here with temps still below 60F but definitely warmer than it has been. Then they'll drop again before the weekend.
I think we only have one dry day in the forecast this week with strong winds on the way for Thurs/Friday.
It's been a strange Spring but I must admit I'd prefer it to be too wet than too dry.
Hope everyone has a good Tuesday - TTFN
I agree with you. We are having a dry spring. Cant wait for the afternoon showers. They usually start in June.
 

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Last year, I selected a nice swooping swath of lawn in our back garden to not Mow in May. It turned out nice, I think i kept it like that pretty much all Summer then trimmed it back in Autumn. We really havent had that much rain, lawns are drying not really growing. I’ll have to pass this year.
I will have to start doing that. But this spring has been dry.
 

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Well here is the latest saga about my condition. During the fishing trip my good leg ( left) was unusually swollen. My sons kept remarking about it. I just played it off, using the excuse of eating junk food with to much salt. When I went to my primary doctor a week ago fri. She was alarmed and set me up with a doppler ultrasound on Monday. Then went straight to a specialist the same day. Well I have to blood clots in my leg. So he took me off the eliquis and put me on coumadin. Weds they put in a filter just below my aorta. Now every week I have to go to the hospital for blood work. Either Mon and wednesdays or Tues and Thursdays. I have a standing order so I just need to show up. I felt like a ticking time bomb until I got the filter in. If not for the covid my doctor would have admitted me immediately since I lost my other leg to blood clots.
 

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Well here is the latest saga about my condition. During the fishing trip my good leg ( left) was unusually swollen. My sons kept remarking about it. I just played it off, using the excuse of eating junk food with to much salt. When I went to my primary doctor a week ago fri. She was alarmed and set me up with a doppler ultrasound on Monday. Then went straight to a specialist the same day. Well I have to blood clots in my leg. So he took me off the eliquis and put me on coumadin. Weds they put in a filter just below my aorta. Now every week I have to go to the hospital for blood work. Either Mon and wednesdays or Tues and Thursdays. I have a standing order so I just need to show up. I felt like a ticking time bomb until I got the filter in. If not for the covid my doctor would have admitted me immediately since I lost my other leg to blood clots.
Oh no! That’s awful Ray. How to ruin your lovely weekend.

I am so glad they got to you in time.
 

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Oh no! That’s awful Ray. How to ruin your lovely weekend.

I am so glad they got to you in time.
Thanks, I also had to cancel my lower back injections for today. Because I was required to be off my blood thinner meds 3 days prior to the procedure. 😡
Forgot to mention that they found 2 blood clots.
 
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