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Hot, Hotter, Enchanted Rock – Update

I just found out in our local paper that this record temperature was not all it got to lately, but that it was even hotter a few days later, on July 23, when it was a blazing hot furnace of 155 – right: onehundred and fifty-five! – degrees Fahrenheit on top of the rock!

Heiß, heißer, Enchanted Rock – Update

Gerade habe ich in unserer Lokalzeitung gesehen, dass dieser Rekordwert noch längst nicht Alles war, sondern dass es ein paar Tage später, am 23. Juli, dort wahre Hochofentemperaturen hatte, von sage und schreibe 68 – richtig gelesen: achtundsechzig! – Grad Celsius oben auf dem Felsen!

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Hot, Hotter, Enchanted Rock

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On Thursday, July 19, it was an incredible 133 degrees Fahrenheit on the summit of Enchanted Rock, just about 17 miles from here. Heiß, heißer, Enchanted Rock Am Donnerstag, dem 19. Juli, waren es unglaubliche 56 Grad Celsius auf dem … Continue reading

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RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day One [Fredericksburg – Pearl/MS]

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As said before: our plan was to leave by 6AM at the latest, but as it often happens, we didn’t quite manage that as that last few tasks in the house took longer than anticipated, and it was not before … Continue reading

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First Real Downpour of the Year

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Over all, this year has been way too dry so far, but (early) this morning we had quite a thunderstorm with a very heavy downpour [at around 10:30 our raingauge showed 3 inches] and within minutes our wet weather creek, … Continue reading

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Three Mature Bucks in the Yard

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I had seen them before, and even got a video – albeit of a very poor quality – of them, but a few days ago I got another chance for pictures of all three together in our back yard: Drei … Continue reading

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Mature Bucks

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The clearest sign, to my mind, of approaching autumn – besides a clear drop in the nightly temperatures – is the appearance of mature bucks in our yard. They first showed up – singly or up to three at a … Continue reading

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First Video This Year of a Fawn

Well, we kept hoping it was going to happen, and today there was the happy moment: I was able to capture a fawn and his mama on video! Of course, I don’t know which one it was. Perhaps neither of … Continue reading

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4 Inches of Rain Overnight, …

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… and “our” creek looks like this: 4 Zoll [101 Ltr/Quadatmeter] Regen über Nacht … und “unser Bach sieht so aus: From the left you see the run-off from the street [it runs in the ditch parallel to our property … Continue reading

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Saengerfest and Bike Your Park Day

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It’s a weekend full of events hereabouts – way more than the two mentioned in the headline. But these were the only two I managed to attend. Sängerfest und Bike Your Park Day Dieses Wochenende war vollgepackt mit Veranstaltungen hier … Continue reading

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Best Kasseler Ever …

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… or very nearly so was the Kasseler we had yesterday, from the pork chops I had smoked on Saturday. I might have had equally good or even slightly better Kasseler in Germany, but definitely nowhere here in the US, … Continue reading