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Saturday, May 12, 2012 - Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Fritch TX

Camped at Blue West, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Fritch TX, May 11, 2012
Camped at Blue West, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Fritch TX, May 11, 2012

Dry

Lake Meredith is nearly dry, and has been for years. The Canadian River drainage seems to be suffering a severe drought. Ute Lake, where I camped before coming here, is also a reservoir on the Canadian and it too is nearly dry.

Night camp

Blue West - Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Fritch TX

Alex Can Spell

Not very long ago, Dr. Pepperberg began trying to teach Alex and another gray parrot, Griffin, to sound out phonemes, which are the sounds that letters and letter combinations represent. English has forty phonemes altogether. She and her colleagues wanted to see if the birds understood that words are made out of letters that could be recombined to make other words, so they started training the birds with magnetic refrigerator letters.

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