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world-shaker:

Something I’ve learned at a college campus.

True dat.

world-shaker:

Something I’ve learned at a college campus.

True dat.

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The colors were so clearly delineated. My phone doesn’t do it justice.

The colors were so clearly delineated. My phone doesn’t do it justice.

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It’s been a long time since I saw such a long rainbow.

It’s been a long time since I saw such a long rainbow.

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Hurricane Irene doesn't put out Great Dismal Swamp fire

Hurricane Irene dumped plenty of rain on the Dismal Swamp wildfire - but not enough to put it out.

Fire officials took to the air Sunday afternoon to assess conditions. They spotted at least 30 areas where smoke was still billowing from the 6,000-plus-acre fire, which is not unusual, said John Bearer, a spokesman for the Southern Area Type 2 Incident Team, in charge of the fire.

But there was good news to come out of Irene, too.

No visible flames were spotted, and the fire - which was considered 35 percent contained on Friday before the storm - did not appear to have spread, Bearer said.

Also, between 10 and 15 inches of rain from the hurricane were recorded at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, he said.

"We have puddles all over the place," Bearer said. "There’s time to get water into that soil." He likened it to water hitting a sponge. For the rain to help, it needs to soak into the deep organic peat, where the fire has been smoldering.

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"They’re water-powered; they’re hydraulic engines waiting to pop up," said Lytton Musselman, a botany professor who teaches a course on mushrooms at Old Dominion University.
(via Rains turn Hampton Roads into mushroom heaven | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com)

"They’re water-powered; they’re hydraulic engines waiting to pop up," said Lytton Musselman, a botany professor who teaches a course on mushrooms at Old Dominion University.

(via Rains turn Hampton Roads into mushroom heaven | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com)

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mventus:

BIRD IN THE RAIN - Wharton Harris Esherick. (1987-1970).

mventus:

BIRD IN THE RAIN - Wharton Harris Esherick. (1987-1970).

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Instant rainy day.

Instant rainy day.