How Lightning Starts a Forest Fire
About 4:30 this afternoon I was working on my computer when KA BLAM! Bright flash and a loud noise from the bathroom. My phone line surge suppressor in the uninterruptible power supply on the wireless network equipment has blown up 3 times before, so I was used to that. (That equipment is mounted high up by the ceiling in the bathroom, out of the way. And apparently in a good place to not make me...
After all these videos of animals eatin’ stuff I thought I’d try making a video of something people can eat. About the time I started the encoding there was a big flash and explosion from my bathroom. Phone line suppressor in the UPS again. Then some other stuff happened. So it took me a while to get back to this, but I’m uploading in chronological order anyway.
Gopher Tortoise: Georgia State Reptile
Methinks the Secretary of State hasn’t updated the web page about the gopher since they created it, probably when they first set up the web page in the ’90s. And at the time they didn’t proofread it very well. The holes aren’t 40 feet WIDE. They’re about the same width as the gopher! They might be 40 feet LONG. And since it’s 2009 already I don’t think any...
Video of Shed Gopher grazing in my rain garden and scanty mowed place where I hope grass will grow. Shed Gopher is a female Gopherus polyphemus, the venerable tortoise. Her burrow is to the west of my shed. I named her Shed Gopher before I built my house about 9 paces south of her hole. You can tell she’s a female by her small gular plate. That’s the part of her shell that sticks out...
Squirrel eats a mushroom. I was attempting HD but I forgot to set the size to 1280x720. iMovie automatically downsized my camera file. I only get one HD upload a week anyway, so the next one will be HD.