tempus fugit

By ceridwen

Horse latitudes

The 'horse latitudes' are about 30 degrees north and south of the Equator. 
"They are characterized by sunny skies, calm winds, and very little precipitation"  says Wikipedia along with some intriguing theories as to how they got this name, including that the fact that sailors  
"paraded a straw-stuffed effigy of a horse around the deck before throwing it overboard."
I suppose if they were becalmed for days on end they needed something to do.*

Anyway,  we HAD sunny skies, calm winds and very little precipitation here all day.  In fact for the first time for ages there was NO precipitation at all. 
The late afternoon shadows are still long though - extra.
And no horses were harmed.

*The real reason is here

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