Lucky Day!!!

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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. ( )

Hidden Artwork!


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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.  ( )

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. ( )




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Day 57 /365

What goes up must come down!   🙂

Interesting Fact: Leslie Scott, game designer and author, developed the original JENGA® Classic game from a wood block stacking game her family had created in Ghana in the 1970s. Introduced to the public at the famous Harrod’s department store in London in 1982, JENGA® was launched in North America in 1986, and has since become an international game icon. ( )


Mmm… Beer!!!


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Day 56 / 365.

Edgar Allan Poe

“Fill with mingled cream and amber,
I will drain that glass again.
Such hilarious visions clamber
Through the chamber of my brain —
Quaintest thoughts — queerest fancies
Come to life and fade away;
What care I how time advances?
I am drinking ale today.”

( )


Interesting Fact: Beer bottles weren’t invented until 1850. Before then, people have to carry their booze home in a special bucket. ( )

Happy Birthday Joey!!!

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Day 55 / 365

I would like to wish my beautiful fiancé a Happy Birthday, my wife to-be. A woman that means everything to me.

Interesting Fact: The origins of “Happy Birthday to You” date back to at least the mid-19th century, when two sisters, Patty and Mildred J. Hill, introduced the song “Good Morning to All” to Patty’s kindergarten class in Kentucky.[6] Years later, in 1893, they published the tune in their songbook Song Stories for the Kindergarten. Kembrew McLeod stated that the Hill sisters likely copied the tune and lyrical idea from other popular and similar nineteenth-century songs that predated theirs, including Horace Waters’ “Happy Greetings to All”, “Good Night to You All” also from 1858, “A Happy New Year to All” from 1875, and “A Happy Greeting to All”, published 1885. However, Brauneis disputes this, noting that these earlier songs had quite different melodies. ( )

Getting Ready For Tomorrow Morning Surprise!

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Day 54 / 365

It is hard to come out with a good surprise.    🙂

Interesting Fact: In 1974, four engineers from Pilot Pen Corporation invented a “dustless chalkboar­d.” Their invention has become one of the most popular drawing toys, with more than 40 million sold since its introduction. Countless children have enjoyed playing and learning with it. This wonderful invention is the Magna Doodletm! ( )



Up Up And Away!

hooded merganser

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Day 53 / 365

“Did you hear something”?  “I say lets bail out of here”!!!

Interesting Fact: Hooded Mergansers are extremely agile swimmers and divers but clumsy when moving on land because their legs are set far back on the body. ( )

When Appliances ATTACK!

appliance attack

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Day 52 / 365

This easy mixer started it !

Interesting Fact: In 1908 Herbert Johnson, an engineer for the Hobart Manufacturing Company, invents an electric standing mixer. His inspiration came from observing a baker mixing bread dough with a metal spoon; soon he was toying with a mechanical counterpart. By 1915, his 80-quart mixer was standard equipment for most large bakeries. In 1919 Hobart introduced the KitchenAid Food Preparer (stand mixer) for the home. ( )


Cold and Hungry!

Song Sparrow

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Song Sparrow

Day 51 / 365

“Got any food? ”

Interesting Fact:   They recognizes enemies by both instinctual and learned patterns, and adjusts future behavior based on both its own experiences in encounters, and from watching other birds interact with enemies. ( )

Can You Smell The Flowers!


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Day 50 / 365

STOP! Tulips Time.    🙂

Interesting Fact:  During WWII, some people in the Netherlands were forced to eat tulips because there wasn’t any other food. “Bread made from tulips is not very good … like wet sawdust” according to a Dutch man who grew up on a tulip farm during the war. (Also, part of the bulb is poisonous, apparently.) ( )