north florida - wild florida - the summer solstice

By: marsHen , 12:54 PM GMT on June 20, 2012

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07:20, 72F, overcast, calm. roosters carrying on. pup's been fed. newdog ran around the yard for a while and visited with reddog. doing a wash, optomistic me..
11:30, high low tide at CK. low 80's, wind, E 12-15 knts. partly cloudy. egrets and herons out in the spartina. tide came in all day.
16:05, high solstice new moon tide flooding the back creeks, covering the spartina. mangrove islands everywhere. light chop.
16:50, mid 80's, NE breeze. since rain's predicted for tomorrow, visited hay guy today and got 10 bales of fresh cut, just baled coastal bermuda hay. the scent brings back memories of childhood on my grandparents farm in the piedmont, s.c. unloaded hay, locked up sheep. traded the back-up ram for a young cracker ram from other bloodlines that needs shearing. called shearer but he's on the east coast.. chores done, dogs walked, got 3 eggs. pup's eating better.
21:50, 78F, mostly cloudy. a few faint stars sometimes. the shortest night of the year..

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About marsHen

marine biologist around the Suwannee River delta. Raise Cracker sheep on an old Cracker farm ~ 12 mi. (as the crow flies) from the Gulf.