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Re: Wildlife weekend & wireless

your weekend was much more fascinating than mine.  I've seen wireless
speakers specifically for gardens somewhere.
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: "Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2005 6:23 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Wildlife weekend & wireless

> About 10 this morning, while we were taking an iced tea break from
> re-potting stuff, we noticed two large anole males having some sort of
> territorial squabble over dominance of the rims of two 14-inch clay
> pots. Anoles are mute, so no sound was involved. But they stood face to
> face with back fins raised [kinda like cats with bushy tails]. Then
> they suddenly had at each other. But since anoles don't have teeth,
> they only gummed each other.
> Ms Fatma, the pragmatist, finally turned the hose on them to break it
> up.
> Shortly after the anole gladiator hosing, we saw a big rat snake
> slithering through the upper limbs of the starfruit tree and slowly
> down to the lower limbs of one of the mangos that is the next tree
> over. It was quite windy and the snake, out on a limb so to speak, was
> blown about--but it managed to bide its time in moving from one
> branch--and eventually, one tree--to another. I was fascinated with its
> patience in dealing with the swaying limbs and such.
> Then we went to our local oyster bar for late lunch, early dinner. And
> while chatting about what would make life infinitely better, we decided
> outdoor speakers--you know, the sunday broadcast of the Metropolitan
> Opera while pulling weeds--would make life much more Irenic.
> When we came home, I figured out how to get our local PBS station to
> broadcast through my computer. Now, I need to figure out how to send
> that signal to an outdoor wireless speaker [or three]. Donna? Are you
> paying attention?
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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