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Finally we will get some rain in Dallas Texas this afternoon. 7.6.2018 Friday

The days of dry heat might be over for a few days in Dallas, TX. on this Friday, July 6, 2018.

I was having to hose down the lawn just to maintain the lawn and all the trees and shrubs as we had been having a continuous number of dry days with no rain even expected. As fires rage in several states to our West and some even in Texas, I feel at least somewhat optimistic about getting some much needed rainfall.

The way the weather is changing I welcome any day when the temperatures can drop to a normal or near-normal level. In just half an hour the temperature came down from 98 to 91. I think that it is against a city ordinance to collect rainwater. That is not good, but I understand the thing behind this. The mosquitoes, carriers of West Nile Virus and Zika Virus, flourish when standing water is around. So of course, collecting rainwater in large amounts in this area during this particular time of the year, the summertime of 2018, people might want to think twice before collecting free rainwater to use on their lawns during times of drought.

However, there might be certain types of ways to collect rainwater and containerize it so it doesn't promote the mosquitoes and their larvae from flourishing. Meantime, we just don't collect rainwater at this time. The rain will be a welcome change and a few days of cooler temperature will be a good thing, even if the planet as a whole is hotter than normal just about everywhere.

Image Credit » Image from Pixabay. This is a public domain image.

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lookatdesktop wrote on July 6, 2018, 4:56 PM

Unfortunately , the image from Pixabay that I used for this article, with it's image credit linked on this page was rejected by Facebook at the time I made the attempt at submitting it using the Facebook button provided here at the bottom of the article. Have you been having similar issues with images on your articles written here at If so add your comments below and share what you know about this issue that has just recently been happening. For me this the first time such an error message from Facebook has happened.

MegL wrote on July 6, 2018, 7:06 PM

Yes, Facebook is discriminating against Amazon. If you upload the same picture directly from Pixabay, THEN add the link to your article, it should work.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 6, 2018, 7:31 PM

I add the link to my article instead of the link to the URL where the Pixabay image is located? I will try it. I tried to send the article to Facebook without the image but received the following message from Facebook: Can't Download: Could not retrieve data from URL.

So far, even with the image using the image credit to read as follows, Image from Pixabay, a public domain image. I still got the same error message from Facebook while trying to use the Facebook share button: Can't Download: Could not retrieve data from URL.

Last Edited: July 6, 2018, 7:40 PM

lookatdesktop wrote on July 6, 2018, 7:42 PM

You can't post this because it has a blocked link

The content you're trying to share includes a link that our security systems detected to be unsafe:

Please remove this link to continue.
If you think you're seeing this by mistake, please let us know.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 6, 2018, 7:49 PM

https :// developers . facebook . com / tools / debug / sharing /? q = http % 3A % 2F % 2Fwww . personapaper . com

Warnings That Should Be Fixed

Inferred Property
The 'og:image' property should be explicitly provided, even if a value can be inferred from other tags.
Missing Properties
The following required properties are missing: og:url, og:type, og:title, og:image, og:description, fb:app_id
Tag specified as 'name' instead of 'property'
The following meta tags are specified using 'name' instead of 'property' and will be ignored unless specified using the 'property' key: og:title, og:site_name, og:type, og:url, og:description, og:image

Last Edited: July 6, 2018, 7:50 PM