It’s the first real rain we’ve had here for over a month and it’s like it’s making up for lost time! Grim, heavy rain! Luckily for me, I’ve had plenty of indoor work to be getting on with! Last Friday Carol noted a small cyst forming. This is the first it has appeared where we could see it. We did not give Bozley the prednisone as we did not see a hot spot. It was a cyst below the surface that did not appear until Friday and the prednisone would not have helped that condition at all.
The effect of the climate on the ecology at an elevation can be largely captured through a combination of amount of precipitation, and the biotemperature , as described by Leslie Holdridge in 1947. 27 Biotemperature is the mean temperature; all temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) are considered to be 0 °C. When the temperature is below 0 °C, plants are dormant , so the exact temperature is unimportant. The peaks of mountains with permanent snow can have a biotemperature below 1.5 °C (34.7 °F).
A bicycle is a good investment no matter how you look at it. Why do I say that? It’s because it can keep you healthy, bicycles are a great way to get a good cardio workout. A bicycle can also provide relaxation time, having a bike ride can relieve the stress of a hard working day. Another way a bike can be beneficial is by helping you move around the city in a greener and sometimes faster way.
I wondered why I was taking the test anyway. When most people think of firefighters, they think of people swinging tools on the fireline. I am still qualified to do that, but haven’t in awhile. I usually work at the helibase, directing the helicopters. It’s not all that glamorous, but it’s still a part of a world I really used to love. It’s not my world anymore, but I like to visit it now and then.
The nodobotoke or ‘throat-Buddha’ is the colloquial term for the laryngeal prominence, the Adam’s apple. Although composed of cartilage, and thus unable to survive cremation temperatures, folk anatomy considers it identical with the axis, the second vertebra of the neck, which has on its upper surface a small tooth-like projection – or rather, a small head and torso – giving it the appearance of a Buddha in the lotus position. Mitsuo’s had emerged from the flames uncracked, and was now retrieved by the attendant before our chopsticks could do any damage. Even for followers of Tenrikyō, in which meditation plays no part, this body within the body is a potent, sacred object.