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Howard Hughes sweats.

No writing yesterday. I went to the mall to buy clothes for a convention I genuinely do not have time to attend. I'm considering only going Saturday and Sunday, instead of Thursday through Sunday. I simply don't have the time. As it stands, I have 9,031 words left to write on Agents of Dreamland. That means eight good writing days, maybe only seven. And with all the deadlines, every single day matters. And this heat is threatening to force us to the Hay today, which means I'd lose toady and make losing four days to Necronomicon even more untenable. I honestly wish I were the sort of writer who could afford the luxury of losing a writing day so that I can do a forty-five minute reading for an audience of thirty people. But I'm not.

After the shopping, we headed down to South County, where is was cooler. We spent an hour or so at Moonstone, sitting on the sand watching least terns (Sternula antillarum) flitting above the waters and diving for fish. We've only been to Moonstone twice this summer. Indeed, we've only been to the shore twice this summer. Anyway, there are a few photos (the first photos I've posted since July 12th):

There were beach roses by the thousands.

The sea was red brown with some seaweed. Not terribly inviting.

Spooky caught one of the terns just as it emerged from the sea, fish in beak.

Off to feed the young'uns.

This enormous elderly male black-backed gull (Larus marinus) stalked about. We nicknamed him Clamcake.

And here Clamcake is joined by a young ring-billed gull (Larus delawarensis) .

We found these enormous blooms (rose mallow, Hibiscus moscheutos) all along the edge of Card Pond.

Did I mention how much I love Steven Soderbergh's The Knick? The fact that Cliff Martinez is responsible for the score only makes it that much more wonderful.

Aunt Beast
Tags: agents of dreamland, birds, cons, heat, lost days, moonstone beach, priorities, south county, summer, the knick, the sea, too much work

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