Ready, Set, Snow!


European Starling

F/6.3, 1/500, ISO 1600.

European Starlings

Day 64 / 365

“My family immigrated from Europe”.

Interesting Fact: All of the 200 million European Starlings found in North America today are descendants of approximately 100 birds released in New York City’s Central Park in the early 1890s by an industrialist who wanted to establish, in the U.S., all birds mentioned in the works of Shakespeare. ( http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/160/_/European_Starling.aspx )

Making Crepes!


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F/ 5.6, 1/250, ISO 320.

Day 63 /365

Yummy. And now they’re gone.

Interesting Fact: A crêpe (pronounced /kreɪp/, French IPA: [kʀɛp]) is a type of very thin, cooked pancake usually made from wheat flour. The word, like the pancake itself, is of French origin, deriving from the Latin crispa, meaning “curled.” While crêpes originate from Brittany, a region in the northwest of France, their consumption is nowadays widespread in France and is considered the national dish. Crêpes can be compared to the African injera, the tortilla, the Indian dosa and the Mexican sope. Crêpes often have a fruit filling of syrup, mixed berries, fresh fruit or lemon cream. ( http://www.excusemyfrench.co.nz/a-little-crepe-history/ )

 

Don’t Waste Your Time!


watches

F/11.0, 1/60, ISO 100.

Day 62 / 365

What if you were able to freeze time?  Well I did, with a photo.    :)

Interesting Fact: Many years ago, devices for telling the time were created by the Egyptians around 1500BC. Known as sundials time was measured by a shadow falling in sections across a marked area. Water clocks were used later with more accuracy. ( http://www.westcoastwatch.com/blog/8-fun-facts-about-watches/ )

I Got The Power!!!


batteries

F/5.6, 1/60, ISO 100.

Day 61 / 365

We are energetic and really positive, but we have a negative side.

Interesting Fact:  In 1800 Alessandro Volta invented the first voltaic cell battery. This battery did not look like modern batteries, but still worked the same. ( http://sciencewithkids.com/science-facts/facts-about-batteries.html )

Snow Again!


Common Merganser

F/6.3, 1/800, ISO 800.

Common Merganser

Day 60 / 365

You quack me up!

Interesting Fact: These large fish-eaters have serrated edges to their bills to help them grip their prey. Along with the Smew and the other Mergansers, they are often known as “sawbills.” ( http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/416/_/Common_Merganser.aspx )

Lucky Day!!!


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F/6.3, 1/320, ISO 200.

Bald Eagle

Day 59 /365

And I was going to stay home today!  :)

Interesting Fact: Immature Bald Eagles spend the first four years of their lives in nomadic exploration of vast territories and can fly hundreds of miles per day. Some young birds from Florida have wandered north as far as Michigan, and birds from California have reached Alaska. ( http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/bald_eagle/lifehistory )

Hidden Artwork!


graffiti

F/4.0, 1/60, ISO 800.

Day 58 /365

I came across one of the PAWN Art Work.  Pawn is a muralist residing in Jersey City that specializes in freehand aerosol graffiti and street art themed work. For nearly 15 years, Pawn has been mastering his craft. Pursuing his passion to leave behind a body of work that the public can freely view, enjoy, and gain inspiration from.  ( http://www.pawnmd.com )

Interesting Fact: The word graffiti comes from the Greek word ‘graphein’ which means ‘to write’. Graffiti was first found on ancient Roman architecture, although back in them days there was no such thing as spray paint, they calved images out on walls. ( http://www.thefactsite.com/2009/10/facts-about-graffiti.html )