Browsing Month October, 2017

Sarah had her high school clarinet repaired, which let Guthrie serenade us with a little “Hot Cross Buns.”

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An tenrec, which looks like a hedgehog but isn’t. A good case of convergent evolution.

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Iona Opie, one of my favorite examples of a quiet scholar doing great work, has died. https://t.co/AlIEYgG8xQ

Iona Opie, one of my favorite examples of a quiet scholar doing great work, has died. https://t.co/AlIEYgG8xQ Iona Opie, one of my favorite examples of a quiet scholar doing great work, has died. https://t.co/AlIEYgG8xQ — Grant Barrett (@GrantBarrett) October 26, 2017 http://twitter.com/GrantBarrett/status/923668548991508480

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Just one time travel vortex plz to visit this 1890 peever and explain how it turned out https://t.co/iiFhgRPrdV https://t.co/YrKOK5e4rl

Just one time travel vortex plz to visit this 1890 peever and explain how it turned out https://t.co/iiFhgRPrdV https://t.co/YrKOK5e4rl Just one time travel vortex plz to visit this 1890 peever and explain how it turned out https://t.co/iiFhgRPrdV http://pic.twitter.com/YrKOK5e4rl — Grant Barrett (@GrantBarrett) October 24, 2017 http://twitter.com/GrantBarrett/status/922943488462815232

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The humidity is probably 15%, though.

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Puppeteer Basil Twist shows off his 27-year-old puppet Stick Man.

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I wonder why this clearly undrivable car was in the middle of Polk Avenue. It was gone a half-hour later. Yesterday Sarah saw the same car not far away in a lane of Park Boulevard with a cop and some guy. Must be a story, but what?

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Some late-season action on our little pomegranate tree. It was pretty desperate six weeks ago but regular watering has brought it back.

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Guthrie and I repaired and painted this tortoise at our new house. His eyes are too white but we feel like the cerulean between his shell scutes (those are the classic scale-like keratin shapes) keeps a bit of his former vividness.

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Family Friday at school!

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