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By: marsHen , 11:41 AM GMT on September 04, 2013

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06:30, 74F, wolf light. roosters crowing. jupiter and another bright object shining. a layer of fog above the pastures. heavy dew. guardian and I walk out looking for the waning crescent moon. not there. purple and intense pink clouds radiating from eastern horizon. pleasant walk down lane with pup. muffin with blue-cheese for breakfast.
10:00, low tide rising at CK. east wind, 3 knts. one spoonbill and two egrets in shallows. white pelicans on usual shell bar at #3 bridge. truck going for oil change.
fed cat. continued mending old 600 ft. seine. finished tore-up end and mended to the orange floats that signal the turn, about 100 ft. big fan on. sunny. cement from boatyard heating up.
13:20, 1st crew comes in. wash down boat and gear. water temp, 29-30C. mid-80's. crew netted, along with the usual sports fish, a small cobia (not usual) and a snook (didn't used to get them). global warming. worked in wet lab.
15:15, picked up truck. high tide at #4 bridge. great egret in spartina. west wind,4 knts. 86F. swamp maples turning color. all colors from pale green to pink to red to purple. pecans slowly dropping leaves and some nuts. hickory nuts dropping. beauty berries turning purple.
16:10, 87F at back door. partly cloudy, partly sunny. got 1 egg. a lot of butterflies.
19:40, 81F. partly cloudy. tangerine sunset. long amber light in donkey woodlot. distant thunder from north and east.
20:50, 81F, a haze. some stars showing. guardian in fold. pleasant breeze from south. pup enjoys walk down lane. fall is very close.

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