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Thanksgiving 2022

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I won’t be cooking a traditional turkey this year. I am going for a pork loin, just to be different. I will have a small gathering. Peace, love and hugs to everyone. May we all gather in joy. ~Vic

Golden Mums Image One
11-05-2021
Sunset Image Two
11-24-2021

Snapshots Sunday: Rogue Artistes 6.0

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It’s been over two years since I posted some local art work. Previous post, here. ~Vic

Ceramic Collage Image One
Ceramic Tile Collage
Town Parking Garage
10-07-2020
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Daisies & Butterfly Image Two
Underpass Column
Lovely Drawing
04-26-2020
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Groovy Dude Image Three
Underpass Wall
I see Morgan Freeman.
Who do you see?
03-13-2020
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Day of the Dead Masks Image Four
Underpass Wall
Day of the Dead Masks?
03-07-2020
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Billy Strayhorn Mural Image Five
Billy Strayhorn Mural
09-13-2019
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Historical Marker Image Six
Historical Marker
More Information On Strayhorn
09-13-2019
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Vernal Equinox & Ostara 2022

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May the Vernal Equinox/Ostara shift human consciousness for the better. Occurrence was at 11:33am EDT. ~Vic

Hyacinth Image One
Grape Hyacinth
03-21-2021
I didn’t do a 2021 Vernal Equinox post.
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Forsythia Image Two
03-21-2021
Forsythia
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Ground Ivy Image Three
Glechoma Hederacea
Ground Ivy
Creeping Charlie
Catsfoot
Run-Away Robin
03-21-2021
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Astronomy Events in March 2022

Ostara Music

Foto Friday: Wings Over Wayne 2.0

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More photos. Previous post here. ~Vic

C-5 Image One
Big Ole C-5
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Air Force Radar Plane Image Two
Air Force Radar Plane
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Deuce and A Half Image Three
Deuce and a Half Flatbed
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Airborne Chopper Image Four
Airborne Chopper
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Red Cross Duster Image Five
Red Cross Duster
I climbed into this one.
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In The Pilot Seat Image Six
I’d love to fly one.
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Feets On Pedals Image Seven
Feets on pedals.
Too Many Buttons Image Eight
Too Many Buttons

Snapshots Sunday: Wings Over Wayne 2017

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Some shots from the Wings Over Wayne Airshow that I attended with my buddy Ray in May 2017 at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. I’d like to return but, convid has pushed it back to 2023. *eyes rolling* ~Vic

Wings Over Wayne T-Shirt Image One
A t-shirt that I should have bought.
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Amphibious Radar Image Two
I think this is radar-guided missile launcher.
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Vietnam-Era Chopper Image Three
Vietnam Chopper
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Swamp Fox Image Four
Swamp Fox
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Stealth Fighter Image Five
I think this is a Stealth Fighter.
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Osprey Image Six
Osprey
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Osprey Image Seven
Lining up to go in.
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Blue Angels Image Eight
The Blue Angels
Firing up the engines.
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Shutterbug Saturday: Garden of the Gods

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My previous Tale of the Canadians took place a few months before my move with the Marine to Texas. We arrived in July 2002 and, by September, I had snagged a state job. I wouldn’t start for three weeks so, the Marine wanted to go sight-seeing (think road trip). One of the places we visited was the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. ~Vic

Garden of the Gods Image One
First week of September 2002
Shots taken from the travel van.
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Garden of the Gods Image Two
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Garden of the Gods Image Three
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Garden of the Gods Image Four
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Garden of the Gods Image Five
Entrance to the park.
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Garden of the Gods Image Six
Unique rock formation.
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Garden of the Gods Image Seven
Different angle.
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Foto Friday: Land of Oz 3.0

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More shots from the Land of Oz in the 70s. ~Vic

Previous posts are here and here. Images are from Emerald Mountain Realty.

Debbie Reynolds Image One
Lovely close-up of Debbie Reynolds in a museum that was once there.
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Dorothy's Dress Image Two
Land of Oz’s first Dorothy viewing one of Judy Garland’s dresses.
The dress was stolen in the 1980s.
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Ski Lifts Image Three
Ski lift gondolas.
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Balloon Ride Image Four
This was a balloon ride that was created from the ski lifts.
I rode it, once, with my parents in a blinding rain storm.
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Brochure Image Five
Brochure from around 1973.
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Brochure Image Six
Another brochure.
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Brochure Image Seven
Second page.
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Additional Reading:
Land of Oz
(Romantic Asheville)
Land of Oz (My Home/UNC-TV)
Land of Oz Theme Park (Wikipedia)

Snapshots Sunday: Halloween Local 5.0

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There is always some kind of decoration in this town. Got some new shots and some older shots. ~Vic

Uniquitiques Boo Image One
Uniquitiques Store
Boo!
11-01-2020
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Graveyard Image Two
Graveyard
11-02-2019
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Death Pumpkin Image Three
Dead Pumpkin
10-22-2019
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Second Graveyard Image Four
Another Graveyard
11-01-2020
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Venom Pumpkin Image Five
Someone is a Venom fan.
11-05-2019
Mask Skeleton Image Six
Skeleton offering masks.
10-30-2020
Witch Image Seven
Just hanging out.
10-10-2021
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You're Next Image Eight
You’ll be next.
10-30-2018
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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.

Snapshots Sunday: Old Car

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Update: I found a couple more pictures…

These were taken in downtown Georgetown, Texas, the County Seat of Williamson County. About a month later, I left Texas and returned to NC. ~Vic

Woody Image One
I have no clue what this is.
04-09-2011
Woody Image Two
Cool Suicide Doors
Woody Image Three
Old Tag
Woody Image Four
Big Steering Wheel
Woody Image Five
See the “ah-oooga” horn?
1931
Woody Image Six
Love the duck hood ornament.

Flower Moon 2021

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I’ve done two previous posts. I did the big write-up in 2019. The second post in 2020 had some older pix. My stupidphone still can’t get a clear moon shot but, it does make an artistic blur. Today’s Full Moon for EDT occurred at 7:13a but, tonight’s Moon rise was around 10:20p. Howl for me! ~Vic

Flower Moon 2021 Image One
Held in place by wires.
Flower Moon 2021 Image Two
Peeking thru the leaves.

Shutterbug Saturday: First Snow 2021

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We don’t get the snow like we used to when I was a kid. I remember lots of snow and ice in the 70s. There were some decent snows in the middle 80s. There was one big snowstorm in early 1996 and that was the last one I saw until the two snow bombs in 2018. I spent nearly a decade in Texas and, I saw one small snow covering and two minor ice storms. That was it.

Here is our first snow of 2021. Colorado has gotten some, too. ~Vic

Snow Trucks Image One
A little dusting on the trucks.
01-28-2021
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Dogwood In The Dark Image Two
Cold little Dogwood.
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Dark Snowy Street Image Three
Snowy street corner.
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POTD: Metal Weed

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I can’t for the life of me figure out what the hell this thing is supposed to be. It appears to be iron and looks like something that would exist in Alice in Wonderland. It also reminds me of the strange plants in the Stargate episode One False Step. I’m calling it a weed…Iron Weed. ~Vic

Iron Weed Art Image One
07-21-2020

Picture of the Day

Alien Plant Pinterest Image Two
These plants grew when they were sung to in the Stargate episode.
Photo Credit: Pinterest