Garnet Hill

16 Dec 18

What we’re looking at above is 525 years’s of earthly experience.  No small thing. This year I attended a fund-raiser for an organization arranging for WWII veterans to visit the Washington DC memorials and to tell their stories while they are still here to share them with us. It occurred to me that the story […]

15 Dec 18
Hoggard / Wagner Food Blog

Some of our most delicious meals have been about squid, and their friends, and this was one of the most delicious. inside a large rectangular enameled cast iron pan heated on top of the stove until hot, the cooking surface brushed with olive oil, and once the oil was also quite hot, one pound of […]

15 Dec 18
Hobo Nest

I’ll eat scrambled eggs atop rock-hard, frozen waffles. I’ll smear chocolate pudding on a burger bun and call it a donut. Stale popcorn, end-of-the-bag chips, and lettuce are a scrumptious Netflix snack salad. No, I haven’t been double-dog-dared for eight years, I’ve just been chronically ill, and my body craves certain degrees of umami, salt, […]

14 Dec 18
Your Kitt Peak Experience

Kitt Peak Nightly Observing Program Splendors of the Universe on YOUR Night! Many pictures are links to larger versions. Click here for the “Best images of the OTOP” Gallery and more information. Engagement Ring The Engagement Ring: Through binoculars, the North Star (Polaris) seems to be the brightest on a small ring of stars. Not […]

14 Dec 18
New Penn Trucking

via Jayne Perry

13 Dec 18

Times of San Diego 89-Year-Old Pedestrian Hit by Ford F-150 Pickup in Downtown San Diego An 89-year-old woman was hospitalized Tuesday morning with multiple injuries suffered when she was struck by a pickup truck in downtown San Diego. Officers responded about 8:30 p.m. Monday to the 1700 block of Third Avenue and located the victim, […]

13 Dec 18
The Gloster Birder

Coombe Hill Meadows     Six adult Whooper Swans briefly this afternoon. (Graham Smith). Saul Warth    The WATER PIPIT again flew in from Frampton at 2:25pm but was very flighty. Also a two Grey Herons, a Little Egret, a Lapwing, three Redshanks, 6+ Curlews, six Dunlins, a pair of Ravens, a Skylark, 25+ Meadow Pipits, […]

13 Dec 18
Okanagan Okanogan

Here is where the wind changes on Okanagan Lake. These are late afternoon pictures. In the morning, the water beyond this point was silver. Not like water-that-had-a-silver-colour but silver. The light was alive in the water. On the near side of the point and south to Summerland and Penticton, it was green, like sagebrush with […]

11 Dec 18

2009 Argyle Pinot Noir Spirithouse – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (11/23/2018) WIML91 Tasted non blind. Light garnet to garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of dust, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of Bing cherries and black berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (91 points) […]