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Where am I flying?

November 14, 2019

I love this little girl – “Encore!” indeed.

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I thought this was interesting

November 13, 2019

This is an article about restoration of the peat bogs of Scotland and how the bogs contribute to sequestering carbon from the atmosphere.  The photography is amazing.  Have you ever seen a red deer in the wild?

The link is here: https://www.biographic.com/refilling-the-carbon-sink/

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Bus-ted on tattoo Tuesday?

November 12, 2019

In the early hours of October 28, commuters witnessed an unusual sight as the rear of a Pittsburgh city bus vanished into a giant sinkhole.  There was one passenger on the bus, but no injuries.

It turns out there had been a water main leak under the street that washed out the area under the pavement.  The bus was just at the wrong place when the asphalt gave way underneath it.

The incident has led to a number of Pittsburgh wags creating bus sinkhole doughnuts, sinkhole Christmas ornaments, a bus sinkhole Halloween costume and, of course, a tattoo.

A crane was summoned and street repairs are underway.

Photos from KDKA

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Where is Mercury?

November 11, 2019

Grab your solar eclipse glasses or protected astronomical equipment, because Mercury is marching across the sun as we speak.

The closest planet to the sun began its transit — an apparent passage across the sun from the perspective of Earth — at 7:35 a.m. EST (1235 GMT) and will continue its journey for 5.5 hours. It will be visible in the U.S.and many other parts of the world. Be sure to check this event out, as it will be the last time until 2032 that Mercury transits the sun. And that occurrence  won’t be visible in the U.S.; Americans will have to wait until 2049 for the next visible event.

You can watch the Mercury transit of 2019 live here, courtesy of Slooh.com. You can also watch the Slooh webcast directly here on YouTube.

Quote from Space.com

Of course, the weather here is . . .

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Did you stop?

November 11, 2019

[76+] Veterans Day Wallpaper on WallpaperSafari

The news is filled with discounts and sales, coupons and deals.  But did you stop at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to reflect. And realize it is because of people who were willing to fight for our country that we are able to take so much for granted.

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What am I remembering today?

November 10, 2019

 

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What am I sappy Orangutan blogging?

November 8, 2019