Category Archives: History

Animals at the Renaissance Festival

You didn’t think the festival was only about people coming to eat, drink and be merry (along with dressing for the occasion) did you? Verily I say unto thee that the festival is more than that. There are also shows … Continue reading

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Getting ready to take on the new week

Actually, while it feels like I may be going into battle with some things I have to attend to this week, this barbarian was getting suited up to do actual battle against his fellow barbarians in the ring at the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – Scotland

The last time we traveled out of the country we went to Scotland and it was a most wonderful driving through the highlands trip. I was going through my files to move some of them to a new external hard … Continue reading

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Keep on truckin’

There weren’t just cars at the auto show, there were plenty of cool trucks as well. And I learned a new auto word for trucks, step side. What is a step side truck? A step side pickup truck features a … Continue reading

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Still asking for the Grey Poupon

Here we have the 1949 Rolls Royce and 1937 Bentley in color – which considering their color scheme is still almost monochromatic – but oh that silver and chrome is gorgeous and very shiny from the efforts of their respective … Continue reading

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Black History Month – Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe was a pro-tennis player who was the first Black player selected to the US Davis Cup team and the only Black man to win the singles title at Wimbledon to name a few of his great accomplishments. Ashe … Continue reading

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Waxing Gibbous Moon and the Planetary Conjunction

Well it’s the planetary conjunction a day off anyway.  Yesterday it rained all day and part of the night so missed THE day for the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.  It was off and on cloudy all day until the … Continue reading

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Moon still waxing and conjunction getting closer

I didn’t think we’d have a chance of photographing anything today as it was very cloudy and threatening rain all day.  Then the weather started to taunt us with patches of light and blue sky before retreating to gloomy and … Continue reading

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Halloween Moon

It appeared low over the horizon with it’s yellowish cast looking like something that could’ve come right out of Charlie Brown’s The Great Pumpkin.  What was it? A confluence that hasn’t occurred since 1944 and will not again until 2039 … Continue reading

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Sunsets, Sailboats and Neowise

Astrophotography is something I never would have thought I’d become interested (fixated, thrilled by, enamored maybe even) in but it seems I have.  We’ve shot full moons including blue ones and a blood one.  There was the total eclipse in … Continue reading

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