Tuesday, June 30, 2015

appalachian meadow

I love a jog along a deer trail through this kind of open space!

Monday, June 29, 2015

JIM HANSEN: last place in the Boston Marathon?

Jim ran the Boston on April 15, 2000. He watched the marathon on TV with his 3rd grade class. After school when the official competition had concluded Jim ran the race alone for his kids.
total field of 17,400 runners

Surprisingly he was escorted by police motorcycles and TV cameras greeted him at the finish.

Paulette Goddard

my ma looked much like her from photos at this age

AKA Pauline Marion Levy

Born: 3-Jun-1910
Birthplace: Queens, NY
Died: 23-Apr-1990
Location of death: Ronco, Switzerland
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Ronco Cemetery, Ronco, Switzerland

Bequeathed $20M to New York University.

Husband: Edgar James (m. 1927, div. 1931, married him when she was only 15)
Husband: Charlie Chaplin (actor, m. 1936, div. 1942)
Husband: Burgess Meredith (actor, m. 21-May-1944, div. 1950)
Husband: Erich Maria Remarque (German novelist, m. 25-Feb-1958, d. 25-Sep-1970)

Beach Sign, Nudist Only

Interesting sign at the entrance to a public nude beach in South America.  The objects in blue are the 'must do's', lease your dog and pick up your trash.  Those in red are the prohibitions, no broken glass, no football, no bikes, and oh yeah, no bathing suits. HE - HE.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

for sale

3br, air, hd-wd floors, wooded lot, custom windows, private rd,  all green design, ideal get away.

Mountain blue bird

No red breast!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Identify this Bird

This week, while taking a walk, I saw a beautiful blue bird.  The blue was so rich, bluer than any alive thing I've ever seen.  It was flying back and forth between some small trees and brush. Accompanied by a kind of grayish brown mate.  The song it was singing went "tic tic tic tic etc" rapidly.  The sound was akin to a mechanical  sound.  I've got a couple ideas but none of them are a precise match.
This is a stock photo, not the bird I saw.  It looked something like this.