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Friends of mine know that I love looking at photography and are always turning me on to various photographer’s work that they think I may like. Photography by Rusty Solomon is something that I have seen and I thought was quite interesting.
If possible, I always read about an artist, or photographer if there is any information on them. I’m interested in how they came into the photography world and also where their roots are. Rusty Solomon is a Scottish photographer, who is a natural history photographer and has done quite a bit about conservation in Scotland.
In addition to his photography and involvement in natural conservation, he lectures at various schools and universities in Scotland about disbarred photography, and also leads nature tours and hold workshops on entomology and natural history.
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The 4th of July didn’t have the fireworks like usual this year. To me it’s sort of a blessing, since it hasn’t rained and everything is so dry and brittle outside. It would mean more fires and we of course do not need that. There were however still the people who disregarded the ban on the fireworks and had their own shows.
Today the temperature was nearly 103 degrees and though I’m not sure what the heat index was, I am told it was over 90. This is scary for those who have to be outside or are silly enough to spend time outside in this weather. Tomorrow it will be more of the same only the forecasters are calling for the temperatures to be 105 or so.
There are still folks shooting off fireworks during the day and into the night in our area. I just hope no one on our block decides to do so. The lawns and gardens look brown and it’s rare to see any real color. Everything is dying. It’s sad. Hopefully we will get a respite from the heat soon. I don’t miss the fireworks, but it would have been nice for my grand kids to see.
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The weather around us has been terrible, and storms have caused power outages all around us. So far though, we have only had about ten minutes of rain and the wind whipped up a little bit.
Despite of the weather forecasts saying we are to get storms, we haven’t had any and it’s a mixed feeling. Some of my family living in various areas south of my have had power outages and their neighbors have had a lot of wind and hail damage. There are towns and small cities with power outages that is not expected to be restored for weeks. It’s so sad. There is going to have to be a lot of home improvement after the clean up.
I am now going into storm survival mode, gathering up and also stocking up on things we may need, just in case of any power outages and severe weather. We have a small gasoline generator, but I have to learn how to use it. I don’t have a clue about it. Time I learn, just in case. It’s part of survival and I have to be up on it.
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I’ve sort of been complaining about the weather lately and how hot it is in out area. I found the post below and have been humbled. I thought I would share with my readers. I’m going to think twice before I say that it’s too hot outside.
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A few years ago, we had an epidemic of fleas. It was terrible and there actually was nothing we could do about it. It was county wide and when I called Nancy, who is our vet, she told me the same thing. None of the flea dips or the repellant was working on the animals. She had told me it was the worst she had ever seen in this area. Our pets were miserable, and we even lost three new born kittens to the fleas.
This year, fleas and now ticks are back. We have a batch of kittens and I had heard that Dawn dish soap could be used on them if diluted. I tried it, and it seemed to help a lot, but since they are outside with their mother, I’m sure it won’t last long, and any type of store brand treatment is too strong for them, even though they are nearly weaned.
Ticks are a major problem this year also. With the high grass along the fields and also it being very dry so far this summer, we are constantly checking our dog, since he loves to run the whole yard that boarders the fields. So now we are on tick and flea alert. I love the summer, but the nasty bugs come out and it’s expensive trying to fight a loosing battle. This situation has even made the local news, yet with no real solutions on how to fix the problem. It sure isn’t helping to have peace of mind.
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