Monday, April 18, 2011

Last Night's Moon - Today was HOT

Last night's moon with all the smoke / haze in the air. Seemed to be a good bit clearer today, but it was sure HOT. 99 in the shade was the highest I saw, but I think it may have been hotter. Don't know what the temp out of the shade was?

13 comments:

  1. Purty :) Hope the smoke clears soon. A good rain would help.

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  2. Abby, you are more than welcome to come down and bring some rain with you. Don't look like we're going to get any otherwise. It sure would help though. Just hope we don't have any dry thunder storms down here. This whole area would go up in smoke with just a few lightning strikes.

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  3. Just felt something land on my arm and I knocked it off immediately. It was a damned cone nose! Hope there aren't anymore of those in here!

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  4. Hi Been reading for awhile as my main blog was the field lab but tonight was intertesting your name Terlingua was on criminal minds as a small town with a serial killer who was killing mexicans sneaking across the border and the killer ended up being a cop..Very good show and some nice sceanary now i know why you put up with the heat its the view..

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  5. What are your normal summer temperatures? Yeah - wish both you and us some rain...

    How's it going with D2?

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  6. I really miss the desert. This time of year is rough before the monsoon season in July. Hot, dry, dustier than usual from drought and with the fires its worse. (Im sure I can get some burnt land for cheap)

    I saw that "Criminal Minds" episode that was supposed to take place in Terligua. It was filmed in the desert outside L.A. (I watched it just to see if it was filmed in Terlinuga) and it was was'nt.
    Those Hollywood dirtbags would not last 48 hours in Terlingua.

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  7. tffnguy...what is a "cone nose"???

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  8. Ricky, there are a lot of reruns on the TV at the legion and I caught a small part of that show. CC would more than likely be right and another thing is that Terlingua doesn't even have a police force. (Not even one cop period) There are only two sheriff's deputies assigned here normally (not counting during the Chili cook off). The state troopers are rarely down here (except when the chili cook off is going on) there is one constable and droves of US border patrol. The scenery is the main reason a lot of people come down here, but this landscape is littered with abandoned dwellings where people tried to make a go of it and found it too tough and left.

    ezrablu, you might check this link for that info. I can't imagine who ever wrote the question having only seen a few in Mexico. I've lost track of the numbers of them I've killed around here.

    http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2008/03/13/blood-sucking-conenose-bug-from-mexico/

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  9. Dani, that would be hard to say about the average summer temps. All I can say is I've seen a lot of 112s and probably higher. I talked to one old guy that has lived down here all his life and he said 131 was the highest he'd seen.

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  10. The moon was gorgeous, even with the smoke. Enjoyed basking in the moonlight as I drove from Lubbock to Big Spring Sunday night. The smoke and scattered wispy clouds made it very intriguing.
    Scorched land between Big Spring and Ozona looked eerie with cactus white from fire and black earth and trees... it took me a bit to figure out it was the cactus that was white.
    New reader, enjoy your blog along with some others and like what you are doing with the dungeon.

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  11. Cindy, welcome to the blog. I don't know about all of Texas, but it sure looks like all of west Texas is in real bad need of some rain. I know the area you are talking about, but with the lack of any real news down here I don't have a clue how much of it had burned. I know the first fire between here and Alpine burned a massive amount of land, but now there are signs of new growth and IF WE EVER get any rain all of the burned areas should really come back strong. Of course some of the cactus and plants will take years to come back like it was before the fires. :(

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  12. yep , I was out sitting on a porch and the moon and the feel of the air was worth anything it took to get here.

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  13. When the filmed The Three Burials of M Estrada the crew stayed at the el dorado and referred to Tommy Lee Jones as Senor Grumpy LOL..

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