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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fall is coming... the Scout trees...


You have probably heard of various bird species that commute/migrate from
north to south and back to the north where they enjoy themselves
and make babies each year... more proof that one can have more fun in Canada
in the springtime!

Anyway, the birds often send out "scouts" to see if it is warm enough for the rest to come north.
I have never figured out whether the scouts come back and tell the rest... OK, its time...
or if they don't come back the rest figure the weather must be great, let's go;
or, if they don't come back, they figure they must have frozen their asses off, let's not go!

Anyway... following are several posts that happen based on pictures I took today... they are explained when you get to the explanation blog... cool eh?

Back to the Scout Trees... I was surprized today, as I drove to Truro, to see my first
trees showing that
FALL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

These are two scout trees, in the tradition of the bird scouts.
They are testing the temperature in the micro climates along the
Musquodoboit River Valley.

They are surprising, beautiful, and damn, where did summer go!

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Grad. Saint Mary's University, 1975, got into the medical device business initially in sales, then various management positions up to president, all in Medical Devices. I prefer therapy products over diagnostic, but they are all fun, and in a way have defined my life. I have now evolved, with help from my 35 year partner Lynnda with whom I now share every hour. I am into staying healthy, photography, kayaking, bicycling, gardening and two books a week. I wish I had gotten to this stage earlier!