Photography

Snapshots Sunday: Old Car 2.0

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More shots from Georgetown, Texas. Here is my previous post. ~Vic

1931 Car Image One
Split households?
Washington State & Michigan
Notice the toolbox?
04-09-2011
Side Tire Image Two
Love the side tire.
Beautiful paint job.
Side Mirror Image Three
I think that is cut glass.
My friend Denise in the reflection.
Interior Image Four
Nice interior.
Love a stick shift.
Trunk Back Image Five
I love the trunk.
1931 Model A
Duck Hood Ornament Image Six
Another duck hood ornament.

POTD: Lost Hat

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I go out for an evening walk, I find things. I find things, I photograph things. I seem to have a never ending supply of curiosities. ~Vic

Lost Hat Image
08-18-2020

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POTD: Strawberry Full Moon

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I’ve done previous Strawberry Moon posts, the first, of which, I did shortly after returning to blogging after a four year absence. I think I have covered all the data.

Full illumination occurred June 24 @ 2:39pm EDT. You can howl if you want to. Go ahead. ~Vic

Full Strawberry Moon 2021 Image
Strawberry Moon 2021

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POTD: Magnoliaceae

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It’s genus is Magnolia but, this is a hybrid tree with Magnolia Denudata (Lilytree or Yulan Magnolia) and Magnolia Liliiflora (Mulan Magnolia, Purple Magnolia, Red Magnolia, Lily Magnolia, Tulip Magnolia, Jane Magnolia, Woody-Orchid or Japanese Magnolia) as parents. Whew! That is longer than the last one. ~Vic

Magnolia Image
04-10-2019

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Shutterbug Saturday: Land of Oz 2.0

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Land of Oz Book Image One
Image Credit: Emerald Mountain Realty

Previous Post: Land of Oz

When the Land of Oz opened, Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher, were on hand for the ribbon cutting. Sadly, the owner of the park, Grover Cleveland Robbins, Jr., passed away due to cancer in March, prior to the opening in June 1970. His brother Harry carried on in their company Carolina Caribbean Corporation. Robbins created the Tweetsie Railroad Wild West Amusement Park.

Their father, Grover Cleveland Robbins, Sr., was the Mayor of Blowing Rock, NC (several terms), served as the postmaster, started the Chamber of Commerce in 1922 and helped start the first high school there. Our Blue Ridge Parkway, here in NC, is because Robbins, Sr., was sent to Washington, D.C., by our, then, Governor, to make sure it would not be built in Tennessee.

The designer of the Theme Park was Jack Pentes, a Korean War veteran and, creator of Carolina Clowns and soft-play equipment.

Carrie Fisher Jack Pentes Debbie Reynolds Image Two
Photo Credit: Emerald Mountain Realty
Jack Pentes Image Three
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Harry Robbins Debbie Reynolds Jack Pentes Image Four
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Harry Robbins Debbie Reynolds Image Five
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Land of Oz (Official Site)

Additional Reading:
Five Interesting Things (North Carolina Field & Family)
That Abandoned Wizard of Oz Theme Park? (Popsugar)
Ribbon Cutting: The Robbins Trail (Watauga Democrat)