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August 18, 2004

Pictures Post: Flamingos … Birds; Article Links Me To Weather Bloggers

With a welcome break in the tropics (Earl is long-gone and Danielle is no threat), I will take a brief break from the barrage of weather news [plenty of that is in yesterday’s entry] as I have some pictures to post.

Only at my church would one see this…

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Indeed, that’s a pink flamingo perched atop the newly built school for our church, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Keller, Texas. (Click on the picture for a closer look; image opens in a new window).

One of our church’s great priests, Father John Gremmels, has made many a joke about the pink decorative piece, which has shown up in countless forms at one time or another on the church and school grounds. The silliest involved a mechanical, neon flamingo sitting on a heap of dirt and construction debris.

Many of the mysterious appearances seem to be coming from parishioners at the church. I will count this post as my contribution.

Below is a second shot, which shows that — not one, but two — flamingos currently grace the new skyline … the second (to the left) sits atop the frame of what will be an 80-foot bell tower. At this point, it appears a garden-variety storm could bring that one down! (Click on the picture for a closer look; image opens in a new window):

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And finally, some nice images are showing up on the WXnation Webcam in north Fort Worth, Texas, these past few mornings. Here’s one from yesterday morning, where actual, live birds make an appearance (You know the routine by now — click on the picture for a closer look; image opens in a new window):

WXnation Webcam - Fort Worth, Texas

As usual, many other great shots from the Fort Worth webcam are in the archive

Article links me to weather bloggers: A Washington Post article about weather bloggers has revealed to me a larger community of weather webloggers than I knew existed. When I started this blog in Feb. 2003, I couldn’t find another one dedicated to weather… Then, last month, Ed Oswald of WeatherBlog in Philly informed me of his, and days later he was featured in Sunday’s article, along with myself and these other great weather bloggers, which I have added to the “weather blog” links in the right column: CapitalWeather (from D.C., as the name suggests), Gothamist Weather (NYC area), Wind (on the West Coast) and, discovered through a comment here, WeatherUSA.net Blog. It’s great to know I’m in such good company!

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