Category Archives: Environment

Eclipse Day, The Rochester C_J_L Bureau

Good afternoon to the Chief at headquarters in Indiana, Heyseed at the Missouri Bureau, and Mike here with me at the Rochester Bureau.
These two pictures were taken back to back at 2:10 p.m. ET.
Picture 1 is facing east from the Bureau.
Picture 2 is facing west from the Bureau.

Antique Baby Carriage


Yes folks, while on a run today, I saw this piece of history. As you see, it’s in great shape for its age. I have no idea how old it is, but I would say at least 50 years old for starters.

From the 20th Century – A Real ‘Steam Shovel’


These days machines like this are designed much different and are called “excavators“.  However, back in the day, these were called “steam shovels“. They were actually powered by steam.
As you can see by the sign, it has gone on the national registry.

The Squirrel :)


These mammals are all over, you see them everywhere. From your home back and front yards, to apartment complexes, etc. And they can be annoying, running around, bopping out in front of cars. And they don’t hibernate. So they are around most of the time. However, when it gets brutally cold, they stay in their dens.
To add a bit of humor to this, I’m sure many of you have heard the saying, “Oh that guy is squirrely“. LOL In fact I remember a driver I use to work with his nickname was “Squirrel“.
Yes folks, squirrels have made a name for themselves. Even streets are named after them. LOL

‘Tranquility’…


This morning I visited one of my best friends homes. Had coffee with him, his wife and daughter. A beautiful family.
At the entrance to his home is this bench at the beginning of the private drive. I’ve always liked it because it is shaded. I’m not a great fan of a lot of sun. To me this is a perfect, peaceful setting.

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Old Country ‘Stone” Bridge


While on a run yesterday I remembered this bridge. I have been meaning to shoot a picture of it but the timing wasn’t right. But yesterday it was. This is on Route 39 in Avon, New York. It has held its age quite well. I enjoy seeing old bridges, especially the old iron ones.

Recyclables (Plastic) -The Danger Before Us!

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/plastic-produced-recycling-waste-ocean-trash-debris-environment/

Recently I read an article in National Geographic regarding plastics, recycling, pollution to our oceans. According to in depth research, 91% of plastic isn’t recycled. The amount of plastic “trash-garbage” in our oceans, by mid century will out number the fish, ton for ton.
Plastic was invented approximately 60 years ago. It takes 400 years to degrade. Being involved in various forms of trucking through the years I see it all the time in landfills and transfer stations.
I’ve enclosed a picture of a plastic bag stuck in a tree. I, we, see it all the time. Both land, water and air are rapidly becoming polluted. 
Special thanks to National Geographic also.

Flooding in Rochester

http://www.whec.com/news/cuomo-deploys-senior-officials-storm-response/4564881/?cat=565

Recently our CEO/Editor Mr. Mark Ivy told me to monitor the flooding problems here at the Rochester bureau.
As many of you I’m sure have heard, a lot of damage has been done to waterfront homes. The erosion of land, homes flooded out, etc. has now got to the point that Governor Andrew Cuomo has enlisted multiple agencies to assist and federal funding is on board.
See WHECNews10 link enclosed.
Yesterday I took a tour and shot a few pictures. As I walked the beach front, I can clearly see the banks, land being eaten away.