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Acacia pods

The catclaw acacias, that were in full bloom just a couple of weeks ago, are now producing these supple, velvety pods. It’s beginning to be quite warm even early in the morning, but the shady east side is still quite cool.

The Lucy’s Warblers are as songful as ever, but the other warblers seem to have departed, and I haven’t seen a hawk in a few days. Saw a beautiful flycatcher fanning his red tail in fluttering flight from one branch to another, then fly off through the middle of a hackberry bush in a Star Wars-like feat of aeronautics.

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About Bill McCallum

I was born in Australia and came to the United States to pursue a Ph. D. in mathematics at Harvard University, met my wife, and never went back. I am a professor at the University of Arizona, working in number theory and mathematics education.


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