Monday, March 31, 2008

Philadelphia Curling Club

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Mary curling in the Pull-The-Plug bonspiel at the Philadelphia Curling Club. The season ended, they pulled the plug and the ice is melting but there will be new ice in October! There is an open house in October where you can try curling and sign up for lessons. Check the web site for details on the date and time of the open house.

Since I'm not curling 4 days a week I should have pictures posted on the blog 5 days a week. If you have ideas for the blog please leave a comment.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Spring has sprung

The landscapers are raking up leaves, putting in mulch and flowers are pushing through the soil. Yes, spring has sprung.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Needlepoint by the fireplace

I used a pocket camera pushed to 1600 ISO which explains the graininess of the photograph. It's time to start pushing the envelope to get some unique pictures but I should use the Canon 30d for my experiments.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008


Oil is pumped from the ground and sent to a refinery. The magicians at the refinery break down the oil into products Americans love, gasoline, diesel, heating oil, kerosene, etc. I think it's funny that gasoline is pumped back into the ground, then back out of the ground one more time before it's pumped into cars and trucks. Seems like the price would be lower if we just left it underground. Anyway, I was lucky and finished pumping gas before the tanker finished unloading the gasoline. Everytime the tanker shows up the price at the pump goes up.

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Friday, March 21, 2008

United States Memorial Arch

The Memorial Arch at the Valley Forge National Historical Park. The flag shows how strong the wind was blowing but not how cold it was outside.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

First Day of Spring

On the first day of spring I found no bread or lunchmeat in the kitchen. I've always like the food at Wendy's so that is where I went for lunch. The previous days rain had passed and the sky was blue and filled with fast moving clouds. The temperature wasn't cold but the wind chill, well lets just say brrrr. Take a look at those flags blowing in the wind.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008


They tore down the steel mill and the lumber yard to make way for apartments and retail shops. It seems some of the unions are not happy. Maybe they were under bid or maybe they were offered jobs at a lower wage, either way they have set up pickets for the past two weeks. The first day they picketed the rats were strapped to the top of the vehicles but it's been too windy so now the rats are at street level. Still, they appear to be about 12 foot tall and make a bold statement about the wages. I have to woner, the company that made the rat, is this what they envisioned when they put they up for sale?

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