The temps are beginning to cool off here in Missouri, but Summer is trying to hang on. We’re still having some days in the upper 70’s to low 80’s. 353 more words
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There is a welcome, distinctive smell in the desert when it rains, which comes from the creosote bush (Larrea tridentata), shown here.
We desert dwellers will say “it smells like rain” but what we are actually smelling is the creosote, shown here. 112 more words
“Why are you going to remove those piles? They look perfectly fine!” and “Why can’t those piles be reused somewhere else? It is a waste to cut them up!” If you work around the waterfront and have any experience with timber pile removal, whether for repair or replacement of a structure, you are now nodding your head. 697 more words
‘It’s just rotting food, it’s just rotting food, it’s just rotting food.’
This is the mantra that I found myself relying on just a few hours into my first full day in Tucson. 1,383 more words
A big stink is being raised in Richmond where old rail ties are being chipped on a CN site. Neighbours worry what’s being released into the air could be bad for their health. 339 more words