Monthly Archives: November 2011

Windows on the World

I often view webcams on my computer just to see what the rest of the world is doing. Especially welcome are the sunny sites when Delaware’s weather is cold and gloomy. The available websites have improved over the years as … Continue reading

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Belin the Cat

Attractive women from teenagers to mid-forties tentatively step into Longwood Gardens’ Peirce-du Pont House, gazing around, not sure they want to be there, thinking they may have made a mistake by coming in the door, then notice Belin dozing in … Continue reading

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Mixed Metaphors

A column on the Zack’s investment website was titled, “Momentum: It’s Not Rocket Surgery.” It’s probably not brain science, either. RWalck@Verizon.net

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Look Again

This bizarre photo caught my eye on Flickr.com, but the explanation with it pointed out no one is nude.  The foreground woman just has big arms. I thought I had discovered something new that would become one of those endlessly … Continue reading

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More Details on the Thousand-Blossom Chrysanthemum

  I recently received a Longwood Gardens bulletin that gives more details about the Thousand-Blossom Chrysanthemum that will shortly be gone.  (See previous posting.  Click on the photos to enlarge.  Click again to really enlarge.) The term “Thousand Blossom Chrysanthemum … Continue reading

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Longwood Gardens Chrysanthemum Festival

For the festival, which continues through November 20 (not far off), 575 Chinese parasols were hung from the main conservatory ceiling in the pattern of a river.  The main feature of the festival is a 1,000-blossom chrysanthemum, which is many … Continue reading

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The Train Left the Station

I now appreciate the finality of that expression.  Last Saturday morning my wife and I impulsively decided to take the train to Philly for the day.  I checked the schedule, the train leaves at 10, we need to leave the … Continue reading

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