Category Archives: Nature

Eclipsing America

The last time a total eclipse was seen in the US of A was during Woodrow Wilson’s time in the Oval Office back in 1918.
It was the late 1280s when a total eclipse of the sun traversed the Americas the way today’s eclipse traveled.
Next time will be April of 2024, a scant seven years from now.
Question is:
Will President Donald Trump eclipse the headlines about the sun and the moon when he addresses the nation tonight at 9 o’clock with his Southern Asian Plan and what to do about Afghanistan?
The US continues to be bogged down in its longest war in the Graveyard of Empires.

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.

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.

Photography…

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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.

The Joy of Flowers


Flowers to me always add a beauty and joy where ever they are seen. I may add, this flower is at our entrance here at the Rochester C_J_L bureau. Have a great day!

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.

Hitching a Ride


A little earlier this morning, I scooted to the store for some breakfast preparations. This guy decided to ride along. I invited him to stay, but he declined.

Repair Shop Gardening!


Yes folks, yesterday I took my truck into the shop for the front end to be aligned. While there, I walked around and noticed this unique design. An old diesel engine block used for flowers. I was amused by this and wanted to share it.