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I thought I ought

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Yellow Lichen Along the Apache Trail 1871

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In this morning’s post I mentioned the yellowish lichen that I noticed on September 29th was common on rocks along the Apache Trail northeast of Phoenix, so I thought I ought to give you a closer look at some.

I also thought I owed you an explanation of the rhyming title. Did you know that ought comes from the old past tense of the verb owe? To say you ought to do something is to say you owe it to yourself or others to do it.

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November 22, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Canyon Lake

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Canyon Lake, Arizona 1896

I’d never heard of Canyon Lake, which is about an hour down the Apache Trail (which I’d never heard of either) heading northeast from Phoenix, but this is how a portion of the lake looked on September 29th. Notice the extensive yellowish lichen on the rocks in the distance, as well as the photograph’s square format.


This is another entry from the saw (as in the past tense of see) part of the see-saw that’s been oscillating between pictures from my trip to the American Southwest in late September and more-recent pictures showing what’s been going on in central Texas.

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November 22, 2014 at 5:46 AM

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