They are a beautiful flower. Here in Brazil, you can often see them growing wild in low lying areas near water. Our temperature here in Brazil is similar to Southern Florida and I imagine many of the same plants are grown. Been There, It hard for me to speculate since I don know specifics of what your brother may have seen, but as far as making specific forecasts with details regarding weather elements critical to many aviation, ground, airborne, seaborne or port operations, I not aware of anything we ever did in the military that stretched accurately beyond the typical 4 7 day periods you see in civilian forecasts. Of course, there are some longer term climate outlook forecasts, but they are very general and of limited use in planning specific activities. Perhaps one of those, or a climatology briefing, covering what is typical of a particular time of year (how many days with low ceilings, temperature above 90 or below freezing, with visibility low enough, or winds high enough, to impact operations, etc), are what he was exposed to.
When I married and began growing all sorts of fruits and berries, I made lots of jam, enough for my own table and to give away. I loved making blackberry, crab apple, elderberry, mulberry, and raspberry jams; red pepper jelly and Concord grape jelly; and Seville orange marmalade, too. I tried different techniques: using pectin, not using pectin, using quince or apple or gooseberry juice as pectin, longer cooking, shorter cooking, more sugar, heated sugar, less sugar..
Here in Pennsylvania grassland bird populations have declined significantly in the southeast and south central parts of the state during the last 30 years because of development and changing farm practices that have eliminated hedgerows from farmland. According to Scott R. Klinger, wildlife biologist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission, ring necked pheasants, eastern meadowlarks and vesper sparrows have declined by 80%, grasshopper sparrows by 83%, field sparrows by 67%, and northern bobwhite by a whopping 94%..
The kids begin to regret electing there leader when all he can think about is keeping a fire going for a smoke signal. He even puts the fire over food. Eventually the kids split in half and they become rival forces trying to survive however they want, but it doesn’t lead them ways they would expect.
He was in police custody on a misdemeanor and was as healthy as his horse. The innumerable people that loved him need facts and we are getting none yet. We are trying to patiently wait for our state systems to supply a factual backstory that will help us deal with a tragic loss.