Fire Starters; No Not Arsonists.

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.

Reflecting on Calm Water.

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

Was That Rain?

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.