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7/22/2014 ~ Spires  Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savannah, Georgia. Construction of this beautiful cathedral began in 1873, and completed in 1876. The spires were added in 1896. In 1898 a fire nearly destroyed the cathedral. All that remained were the outer walls and two spires. It was immediately rebuilt. While there we planned on touring the inside, but it was so hot in Savannah I ended up with a headache and we never got to see the inside. But I have a plan in place to return! In the meantime you can see the inside on the cathedral's website HERE  Thank you for the nice comments on yesterday's Florida Beach shot!
July 22 2014 McCormick House Inn  We're staying in this B&B in Hayward, Wisconsin.  It's an 1887 Victorian Mansion.  Great place.
07-22-2014 "Show of Valor"  This piece of art is by Stephen Herrero and is a limited edition.  The light in the room was not the best but his piece is amazing.  The detail is amazing.  It is made of fiberglass.  The eyes looked so very real.  It is impressive.  I also liked that it was displayed in front of a mirror so you could see both sides.  Thanks for your comments on my crepe myrtle yesterday.  I always like to see the different colors blooming this time of year.    Art let me know that my profile photo wasn't showing up on my homepage nor when I commented.  Of course when I'm signed in it shows.  I have gone in and changed the photo and the new one shows on my homepage but when I'm posting the old one shows up.  I didn't check when I finished commenting last night.  Please let me know if you do not see my photo by my comments.  Then I would love to have any suggestions on how to fix it!  Donna
Salem Street: Salem St is a narrow street located in Boston's North End. It's lined with small shops, cafes, bakeries and - especially - restaurants . The North End is revered for it's amazing Italian cuisine. 2 hour waits for a table are common place and when you eat there, you'll understand why. Happy Tuesday!  07/22/2014
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07.22.14  AT Chemo.  Sewing a charm on Indigo. I liked the shadows.  I almost didn't get to do the infusion on Monday. My white blood cell count was 900--they like it over 1000. Dr. Khong was in and approved the infusion. Now I am waiting for medicaid to approve the very expensive shot to boost my WBC count. I need to have it twice. Hopefully on Wednesday and Thursday.  Sometimes they  are able to get approval for the patient to take the shots home and self induce (was the the word?) Because I give myself insulin, I could do that, but NOPE. I will have to make the 40-mile drive two days in a row.  Yes, I am feeling discouraged and distressed. I'll get over it and be smiling again soon.
Several weeks ago I posted a composite of shots of the bloom spike of this plant shooting through the roof of the conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens (http://smu.gs/1yVQjTN)  For more than a week, blossoms on the lowest branches of the spike have been opening, releasing pollen and nectar.  The latter has been dripping down and making the ground sticky and slippery.  Here is another composite showing the plant's status as of last Friday.  DP203-2014  Posted July 22; created ditto from shots taken July 18 Full resolution versions of the four panels are in a gallery devoted to the arid plants in this conservatory, starting here:  http://smu.gs/WwBRDH  Title:  Blooming Update for Agave Americana 'Variegata'
July 22, 2014  Snowberry Clearwing in our gardens
Rusty door
"You are getting very sleeepppy!"  Jul 22 The hypnotic stare of the eagle owl.
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Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero/Reisen/Zeke...  HISTORY  Completed in May 1943, Zero No 61-120 was the 2,357th aircraft of its type to come off the Nakajima production line and was first assigned to the Japanese Naval Air Corps on the home island of Honshu. In a few months, it moved to Iwo Jima, then in March 1944, was reassigned to Asilito Airfield on Saipan.  On June 18, 1944, U.S. Marines captured Asilito Airfield with a number of intact Zero fighters. A dozen of these intact Zeros were shipped to NAS North Island, San Diego, California, USA for evaluation. Four Zeros were restored to flight, two went to the Army Air Force and two were retained by the Navy.  The Museum’s Zero No 61-120 was ferried to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland on August 23, 1944 and subsequently flown by about 25 different USN, USMC, Royal Navy and civilian fighter and test pilots, including Charles A. Lindbergh. The aircraft was ferried back to San Diego on January 11, 1945, where frontline combat pilots were also given a chance to check out the Zero. Altogether, Zero No 61-120 logged over 190hr of flight time in the USA before being declared surplus after the war.  Zero No 61-120 wound up being sold for scrap, but Mr. Ed Maloney obtained it in 1951 for his Air Museum in Claremont, CA, which opened in 1957.  The Museum began restoring the Zero to flying condition in 1973 and after 4½ years it flew again on June 28, 1978.  DISTINCTION  The Museum’s Zero is the only fully authentic flyable example in the world.  Restored to flying condition in June 1978, this Zero fighter is still powered by its original Nakajima Sakae 31 engine.  It carries the same color scheme and markings it bore in combat for the Imperial Japanese Navy during the war.  After a successful flight-test program the Zero was shipped to Japan for a six-month tour of flight demonstrations.  Two tours have been made in Japan and is the only example of the type of Zero to have flown in Japan since the end of WWII.  Once flown by Charles A. Lindbergh at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland.  Movie and TV appearances include Pearl Harbor, Tora Tora Tora  http://planesoffame.org/  Planes of Fame Air Show, May 3-4, 2014 Chino Airport Chino, CA
7-22-14. Rudbeckia Trio. Natural Area Teaching Lab, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. 2014.
Canola Field Posted July 22, 2014  Went for drive last night and found a few fields still in bloom.
7/22/2014 ~ Spires

Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savannah, Georgia. Construction of this beautiful cathedral began in 1873, and completed in 1876. The spires were added in 1896. In 1898 a fire nearly destroyed the cathedral. All that remained were the outer walls and two spires. It was immediately rebuilt. While there we planned on touring the inside, but it was so hot in Savannah I ended up with a headache and we never got to see the inside. But I have a plan in place to return! In the meantime you can see the inside on the cathedral's website HERE

Thank you for the nice comments on yesterday's Florida Beach shot!

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7/22/2014 ~ Spires  Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savannah, Georgia. Construction of this beautiful cathedral began in 1873, and completed in 1876. The spires were added in 1896. In 1898 a fire nearly destroyed the cathedral. All that remained were the outer walls and two spires. It was immediately rebuilt. While there we planned on touring the inside, but it was so hot in Savannah I ended up with a headache and we never got to see the inside. But I have a plan in place to return! In the meantime you can see the inside on the cathedral's website HERE  Thank you for the nice comments on yesterday's Florida Beach shot!
7/22/2014 ~ Spires

Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savannah, Georgia. Construction of this beautiful cathedral began in 1873, and completed in 1876. The spires were added in 1896. In 1898 a fire nearly destroyed the cathedral. All that remained were the outer walls and two spires. It was immediately rebuilt. While there we planned on touring the inside, but it was so hot in Savannah I ended up with a headache and we never got to see the inside. But I have a plan in place to return! In the meantime you can see the inside on the cathedral's website HERE

Thank you for the nice comments on yesterday's Florida Beach shot!

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