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Saturday, August 3, 2013

AS IT HEATS UP IN TEXAS, WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE ARCTIC? (AUGUST IS HERE PHOTO BLOG)




Hi Everybody!!
Here is the first (HOT) Sunset of August 2013 reflecting no rain or break from the heat as the temperature hit 102 on the first and 104 today. People in Texas are making the decision to get away from this heat by moving out of State at a rapid rate. "Climate Change" is now the buzz phrase for everything that happens. 
A non political indicator of true climate change has always been the rate of ice melting in the Arctic. Last year's rapid melt was a record, but what is going on this year? Of course, You go to Google Index and search for Ice Melt 2013. Below are the first few choices that came up today, but visit the Search Box for more info. Then your photostudy is glimpses of life around the Bird Sanctuary. Enjoy!

From the Google Index:
  1. Snow and Arctic sea ice extent plummet suddenly as globe bakes

    www.washingtonpost.com/.../2013/.../snow-and-arctic-ice-extent...

    Jul 18, 2013 - Will 2013 close the gap? That depends on the weather, as the Arctic Sea Ice blog explains: ….the amount of easy-to-melt ice is starting to run ...

  2. Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis | Sea ice data updated daily with ...

    nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

    Jul 17, 2013 - Arctic sea ice extent for July 15, 2013 was 8.20 million square kilometers... Follow the melt year-round with daily images & scientific analysis.

  3. Update on Arctic sea ice extent July 2013 | Earth | EarthSky

    earthsky.org/earth/update-on-arctic-sea-ice-extent-july-2013

    Jul 6, 2013 - By June 2013, Arctic sea ice had melted below the 1981-2010 average for this time of year. However, the rate of melt is nowhere near what we ...

  4. See the Google Index for more entries







The First Hot Sky of August

Now, a black and white Sand Wasp on American Beauty Berry Bush Flower:



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand_wasp
Sand Wasp
Bembix sand wasp'
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Suborder:Apocrita
Superfamily:Apoidea
Family:Crabronidae
Subfamily:Bembicinae
Tribe:Bembicini








http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callicarpa
Callicarpa
Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst' (Purple Beautyberry)
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Asterids
Order:Lamiales
Family:Lamiaceae
Genus:Callicarpa





A few shots of Baby Buzz (Black Vulture)







http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Vulture
Black Vulture
Coragyps atratus brasiliensis in Panama
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Incertae sedis (disputed)
Family:Cathartidae
Genus:Coragyps
Le Maout, 1853
Species:C. atratus


King Buzz in Air








Baby Cardinal











We have all arrived at the second day of August 2013. Protect yourself, your pets and plants for the rest of this month of extreme Heat. Let's try to get to September!


...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.  See You next time! Here is Fat Sissy to Roll us to the close for today!! (She is trying to be a Star)





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