Martha V. Lutz & Charles T. Lutz
lutzrun at avalon.net
Sun Sep 24 21:36:03 EDT 2000
Following this thread is more time-consuming than the original marathon
down-load! Maybe it's time to get over it? Anne wrote:
You are not the first, and will not be the last to clog mailboxes and be
Rise above it and stick around; apart from a touch of techiness we're a
good bunch, and usually kind to newbies.
When my scanner was new, I was a menace ... it happens to all of us.
It's a lovely photo, and I hope you do a web page and share more of them
And yes, the file took five minutes to load, during which time ... well,
It took about six minutes for my computer . . . during which time I got
dressed to run five miles with two of my kids. I was in track shorts and
singlet (a sleeveless shirt for runners) long before the computer was done
trying to digest an attachment that I could not view because my 1993 Mac
doesn't open anything except manuscripts made of words. It turned the
butterfly into a series of letters, numbers, and symbols that took up the
space of 34 'messages' in my in-box. Graphic proof that 'a picture is
worth 1000 words'!
Although I am generally mellow about such events, I was glad to see the
gentle reminders that such items belong elsewhere . . . However . . . Mark
feels bad, we all understand, et cetera. Case closed, I hope?
Speaking of butterflies (right?) a runner from Missouri had a lovely
experience recently. She had been running on a treadmill indoors, but when
she went outside she was surrounded by a cloud of what sound like Mourning
Cloaks. She wrote about it for the runners, and I got to play Resident
Entomologist to answer a question she posted. Since then she has been
paying more attention to the local lepidoptera, and even wrote me off-list
(a running list) to ask about some butterflies she saw:
"what are those little yellow butterflies and white ones, really small ones?
are they baby ones or a different type?"
Martha Rosett Lutz
In Iowa City, where 50 F (about 10 C) is warm enough for us to run in
shorts, but too cool for most leps!
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