Besides eating all of the organic waste from the kitchen the worm farms eats cardboard, paper, burlap, and newsprint. They are a real ecological boon which makes me feel like I'm doing my part to keep waste from the collection yard; it's a small part but effective.
The fires move fast some have been clocked at 60mph making short work of an Island 15 miles long. The Paradise fire was moving so fast (60mph+) people were not able to outrun it, this has to be stopped.
Place a dollop of the hot mixture in each egg cup, filling to the top is not needed. They will burn between 10-15 minutes, long enough to start either a BBQ or a wood burning stove. The advantage is not using starting fluid in the grill or a mountain of paper in the wood burning stove. They will start with a match or my preferred method is a propane torch or the endless match with a trigger. If you are in need of a safe and easy means to start a fire this may just fill the bill, give it a go.
Sparrows are in every Continent on Earth excluding Antartica. They are very resourceful birds, although insect/seed eaters they have to exert little effort to find a meal.
One more for this guy as he flies from the pylon to an unknown destination out of my view. After this image he gained altitude, flew to the far side following the Levee then disappeared down around the rivers bend. He will either be back or one of his look alike cronies will show up; like I said they keep things moving around here.
As a final note, not only do I have to remain indoors due to the smoke but as a double whammy we are quarantined again. I don't mind the masks, the vaccines or keeping distance from others but I am having a hard time staying indoors. That's all the words I have left to say on that.
There are calls for the fire boat which had been stolen about 5 years ago, perhaps longer. Our Island held the berth it was in, one day it had been moved to an inland City because that's where the operator lived. I am guessing a bunch of Islands don't have anyone who is qualified to drive a boat.
By using that technique I would take shotgun photographs of Red Wing Blackbird flocks with no success. It's one of my goals capturing a detailed image of one, I have taken several that were close. However not in the "very close" range, they were all filled with photographic issues.
July through the middle of September begins the renewal of the plants; they die back and look dead. It's a bit dreary, the closest comparison in my opinion is the months of January and February in the North. Regrow they will all along the river from the confluence of the San Joaquin and American to about the 2,000 foot elevation of the far off Sierra Foothills
The bird hunts for 5 years then his human partner releases him into the wild. It makes me wonder if the Cormorant fishermen do something of the same order. Another research project, I'll start right after I finish reading the pile of books I received for my birthday. I am able to read a book and listen to an Audio book at the same time, it's easy, however I am unable to remember either one of them when I'm finished.