[Tweeters] Recrudescence All Over Again

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 01:31:46 PDT 2016


most people didn't enjoy puberty the first time, but birds go through
puberty every spring (and autumn?)


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On Sun, Oct 23, 2016 at 10:41 PM, Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign at msn.com> wrote:


> Recrudescence has been a thread on Tweeters lately, it being fall and all.

>

>

> My 'ol pals from the former Anchor Pub in Everett , Bill and Bob ,came by

> to visit me the other day here in Port Townsend. Budding naturalists, they

> were excited about learning a new word on Tweeters: recrudescence.

>

>

> Bill was so excited he looked it up in the dictionary, and found it to be

> a medical term denoting a renewed outbreak of a condition. "hey, it's like

> when you go to your doctor and he say's 'remember that creeping crud you

> got rid of last spring, well now essentially it's come back - you got

> recrud now' Bill explained. " The doctor continued -'and furthermore, that

> wart I removed then is regrowing so I guess you're getting rewarted too.

> Sorry' ".

>

>

> "Bummer" replied Bob, but I think that word is pronounced reCRUDEsence,

> not reCRUDesence"

>

>

> "Crud, crude, whatever" Bill grumped. "You get the picture".

>

>

> Of course the guys understood the naturalist meaning on Tweeters about how

> fall day length, ect sorta mirrors spring-like conditions causing birds

> gonads to go into action for a bit. Around here at my place it's been

> mostly singing Robins and Song Sparrows recruding.

>

>

> As we sat in my little living room with the door open, a single Pacific

> Chorus Frog called loudly just outside the door, and a bit later another

> croaked in the backyard. Unlike the tremendous chorus they produce in

> spring in ponds about a block away, these scattered frogs were calling

> singly.

>

>

> "I guess the chorus has disbanded and these guy's are working on their

> solo careers" Bob said.

>

>

> Sometimes flowers have a bit of recrudescence. Last year quite a few

> Nootka Roses rebloomed this time off year, and often the 'ol Pacific

> Dogwood back at my old house bloomed a second time in the fall. Interesting

> having fruit and flowers on these plants at the same time.

>

>

> "Maybe we should take a walk and see what other recrud we can find around

> here" Bill said with a grin. Good idea.

>

>

> Jeff Gibson

>

> Port Townsend Wa

>

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