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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park, San Antonio NM

Acequia Soup, Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park, San Antonio NM, March 4, 2010
Acequia Soup, Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park, San Antonio NM, March 4, 2010

In the soup

I was going through some older pictures today and came across this shot. A month or so ago the irrigation canal along NM Route 1 in front of the Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park was put in service for the season. It had been dry all winter and suddenly started flowing vigorously. I shot this picture of winter debris bobbing on the current before it washed away. Some of those seed pods remind me of sea creatures.

Mini heat wave

It was forecast to reach 80 degrees or so here yesterday but the 89 degrees and astonishingly low 3 percent RH (with a dew point of -2 degrees!) it reached about 4:30 in the afternoon was a bit of a surprise. This area of the Rio Grande valley seems to enjoy lower lows and higher highs than its neighbors. I wonder why that is. Here's a {link} to the local National Weather Service Mesonet Observations.

Night camp

Site 16 - Bosque Bird Watcher's RV Park, San Antonio NM

As My Breathing Evened Out

As my breathing evened out, I began to notice other sensations. The water felt different from any other water I'd ever swum in, as if it were more solid than fluid, as though I were swimming through a liquid Sno-Kone. [swimming in 33 degree water / 34 degree air]

Swimming To Antarctica, Lynne Cox, The New Yorker, February 3, 2003

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