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I voted yesterday, and will be anxiously waiting this thing out for another 10 days. Turnout is high - hoping that means liberal engagement. Me, I’m wearing my new Guatemalan shirt & sporting my sticker. I grabbed a couple extra so I could wear one more than one day.
But check it: I was in a minor fender- bender a couple weeks ago, & I polished off my front bumper, which was already missing the lower cross-piece, & rather scuffed up from parking abutments & curbs, & kinda hanging on, & the body shop managed to source a brand new one. I thought for sure it would be a junkyard part. My 2002 car looks like I just drove it off the lot. I love this little car -- I'm gonna keep it.
This book on St. Augustine is an interminable thing, and I feel like I'm learning (not that it's a bad thing) more about the roman empire in N. Africa than I am about St. Augusine himself, so far. I'm almost halfway done & keep dozing off. I started it on vacation in JUNE.
Finally got done processing my black & white film shots of the Davis Mountains from last June:
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Don’t wash your clothes here.
Anyway. Dinner! Carnitas in hatch green chili sauce. Marinated & grilled the meat before stewing it for an hour. The sauce was store-bought, but I added sautéed onions & poblano & it came out just like I pictured it in my head. https://octodon.social/media/7jDdusa5vt8nZaC2_y8
I dug through my hard drive last weekend & realized I’d never publicly posted most of my photos form our trip ni Hoya de las Guaguas, in SLP, Mexico from 1995. Here’s the best of the bunch: Oscar rappelling the 666 foot entrance drop:
The rest of them are in this album on Flickr: https://flickr.com/photos/76711952@N00/sets/72157695570678571 https://octodon.social/media/FRa2tiKrhc3WdB_8SmA
I want to become the Johnny Appleseed of the bigtooth maple. They’re wonderful trees native to Texas that are very hardy & disease/pest resistant. Here’s mine last fall, this spring (it’s 4 this year)& a new one I bought for a friend. https://octodon.social/media/vMq4Zfh-BqJVYwrd87I https://octodon.social/media/O3JgjkPeO3kdUkk-u2M https://octodon.social/media/YeX8eQ6egaBwD7TCPHs
Cascadas de Tamul, Mexico, 1995. Believe it or not, there's a person in this for scale, just to the right of the river.
The rest of the album is here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cvreeland/albums/72157696999229175