Monthly Archives: April 2016

The 20th Annual National Cornbread Festival

April 23, 2016, South Pittsburgh, Tennessee What began, 20 years ago in South Pittsburgh, Tenn., as a modest small-town street festival associated with the National Cornbread Cook-Off, has become a major regional event, pushing the town’s capacity for crowds and … Continue reading

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Groundhog Pups

Photograph of the week: Groundhog Pup There is nothing here to really show perspective and size. This little fellow is about the size of a guinea pig.  Otherwise, he looks just like the parents.

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Black Widow Spider

 Tuesday Topics – Natural History Turning over rocks, boards, or anything lying on the ground anywhere in the temperate areas of the United States can be hazardous. Black Widow spiders prefer cool, protected areas under almost anything on or near … Continue reading

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Trust but Verify

Election Year Musings – Political Essay No. 3 I am a political and fiscal conservative. If you stopped reading there, then you NEED to read the rest of this essay. Of course, I look forward to any information that reflects … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week Pelicans are among the most graceful birds in flight, especially skimming along effortlessly inches above the surf in formation.  Takeoff, however is simply a matter of challenging and overpowering gravity, and that takes some effort. No … Continue reading

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Grumman America AA-5A Cheetah

Tuesday Topics – Aircraft of the Month The Grumman Cheetah was a development of the earlier AA-5 Traveler, originally built by American Aviation. After the aircraft line was purchased by Grumman, their engineers felt the design had more speed potential … Continue reading

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Wheels

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Wheels You asked for wheels. Here are some of my favorites.

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Monochrome Madness 2-52

Monochrome Madness 2-52 The theme for this week’s Monochrome Madness was “Close-up.” Realizing that this was also the second anniversary of MM she suggested we incorporate some substantiation of the number “two.” My effort accomplishes that through the reflection, effectively … Continue reading

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Calving Season

Photo of the Week This little guy (or gal?) was only about 15 minutes old. In less than 30 minutes he will be up and walking along with his mom.

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Sandy Hook Lighthouse – Grandam of American Lighthouses

Lighthouse of the Month Before there was a Declaration of Independence, there was a Sandy Hook Lighthouse. Sandy Hook is the oldest operating lighthouse in North America (the “first” lighthouse was Boston Light (first erected in 1716), but it was … Continue reading

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