Trying to stay on focus here. These are the dog days of wild apple leaves before the trees reawaken. Yet one’s mind wanders to where the weather is the opposite in New South Wales, Australia. You can’t pull weather out of a hat like that here. Mexico is nice, but Australia would be nicer.
I look at all the people still stuck on the spirochaete thing. They have no idea about the elephant in the room.
Here is a documentary on “Salmon Confidential.” It is about the salmon anemia virus epidemic from 2013, and we are on a 4 year spawning cycle here. Vectors feed in the dead salmon carcasses from spawning, and now it becomes virtually airborne contagious. Next year is supposed to be a big run if it hasn’t been wiped out already. It’s already too late. Pre spawn mortality was already into the vector population. In hindsight, Capt. James Cook was killed by Lyme Disease from Salmon surveying coastal BC. He went loopy, and the Hawaiians killed him because of that I suspect. That documentary brings a serious tone to this year’s wild apple leaf harvest.
Another worrisome development I noticed is reports that apple seeds are small or non existent in the apples this year. One reason offered is nuclear contamination which affects reproduction mechanics first. There are lots of squeaky wheels here but no grease. Can anybody get a tree germinated?