Rain

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Jun 072015
 

How much has it been raining in Utah recently?

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It’s wet enough that this frog was taking shelter on our back patio…. too wet outside for him.

Average rain in May: less than 3/4 inch. This May: one and a quarter inches. Doesn’t sound like a big difference, but if  you’re a one-inch tall frog, that’s significant.

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Winter

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Nov 302014
 

Thanksgiving week, so not much house progress. Went for a drive up in the mountains – still some snow, but most of it has melted (65 degrees in town, over 40 at 8,000 feet).

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Lots of deer, probably avoiding hunters (this was in a National Forest, so hunting is tightly controlled).

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Wildlife

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Nov 112014
 

Why did the deer cross the road?

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Deer_2

Yep, other side. This was about 2 blocks from new house, family out for a Sunday stroll.

In Utah – and in the West in general – most places are “open range”, meaning cows can (and will) graze just about anywhere; there are no fences. This was on the bike trails just a few miles north of town:

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Bessie says “Eat more chicken! Or rabbit!”

Bunny

Rabbit’s response isn’t repeatable here.

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Mountain Goat

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Oct 162014
 

This guy was checking out the car the other day:

MtnGoat

So clearly mountain goats don’t view Jaguars as predators.

 

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Houdini

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Sep 082014
 

Dini

This was one of our most gracious hosts for a few weeks.

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