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Walking West On The East Path

One of the best perks the City of Norfolk, Nebraska has added during the past few years is the paved bicycle/hiking path. Specifically the path that was built along the river in the eastern part of town. The segment I … Continue reading

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Experiments With Gerberas …Floral Friday

Gerbera jamesonii are some of the most popular cultivated flowers for solitaire or complex arrangements. Although they are also called Gerbera Daisies or Transvaal Daisies, they actually belong to the sunflower family. While the Gerbera capitulum appears to be a … Continue reading

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Ultraviolet

I came across my old portable black light in a desk drawer this week. I cleaned the corroded battery contacts then put in some fresh AA batteries. The gadget worked like new. It emitted the desired level of ultraviolet light. … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Way back in time, before Thanksgiving became football day and the prelude to “Black Friday”, I remember the holiday as feeling distinct and meaningful for its own sake. Our family usually¬†participated in a “triad” of venues for celebrating the major … Continue reading

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Some Button Finds

While rummaging through some totes storage containers in the basement the other day, I stumbled across an old tin box full of campaign buttons and slogan pins. I had last gone through them maybe two or three years ago before … Continue reading

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Getting Close Up

I realized yesterday that I hadn’t yet done anything for National Photographer Appreciation Month. So, I chose some common objects around the house so I could use them as close-up subjects. I don’t have a “light-box” or any dedicated studio … Continue reading

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Showing Some Glass Today

The old vinyl mini-blinds were more brittle than egg shells. A wiping with the dusting tool, Thursday morning, caused a couple of vanes to snap into several pieces. That was the wake-up call to finally replace the blinds on all … Continue reading

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