Project 313 – Post No. 280

There was a year (or maybe two) when the Thunderbirds were grounded because politicians are assholes. Luckily, other pilots stepped up for the USAFA graduation ceremonies. You can read about it HERE.

Those photos were taken with my big 80-400mm telephoto lens. They were quite the distance away, but I think the lens performed admirably in capturing them. 

And now, the photo:

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Most well-known teapots are made elsewhere (England, France, Germany and so on). This one is US made. It may not show it, but it’s brown with yellow/orange trim. 

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Project 313 – Post No. 279

The third installment of the Musem of Flight is HERE.

In case people are wondering, I’m cranking these out way ahead of time. I’m hoping rushing through these won’t affect the quality of the posts . . . I like to maintain a mediocre to low status; any surge in quality is purely accidental and will be immediately rectified.

And now, the photo:

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Until you start collecting stuff, you don’t realize how much of any one thing is out there. Once you get interested in something, you’ll notice them pretty much anywhere you go and no matter what you do. Such was the case with collecting teapots and teacups. 

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Project 313 – Post No. 278

For them who haven’t peeked ahead, HERE‘s the second post covering my visit to the Museum of Flight. 

I link all of these old posts but I know full well the only people even remotely likely to click on those links are people who have already seen those posts because they are regular readers and regularly comment. Everyone else is too busy to do much more than glance at something in between biting down on their falafel while scrolling through their e-mails and tracking their Twitter feed for the latest Trumpism. 

And now, the photo:

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The design of that teapot made it look like the pot was born to pour liquid for a living. You can almost imagine it tilting to the left and amber elixir pouring out of the spout. The pot itself was fairly worn, but a judicial application of Topaz effects returns it to its former glory.

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Panama Canal Cruise 2019 — The Third Day

I’ve been working on this post for a few hours and I’m no closer to posting it than when I started. Stuff freezes, photos won’t load, and links won’t take hold.  

This is more like the Internet service I remember on prior cruises. On the Alaska cruise, I didn’t even bother with the ship’s offerings because all but one of the ports of call were US cities and I made use of the excellent Verizon service. 

And, the first few days on this cruise, the Internet was pretty good for e-mail and stuff. It’s now just an exercise in frustration. 

Keeping with the assumption people want to know about Cruise food, that’s one of my meals. Broiled fish, two types of potatoes, a baked and stuffed salmon wrap, shrimps, and a soft bun with butter.  

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Project 313 – Post No. 277

Posts with or about airplanes always seem to do well . . . HERE‘s one. By the way, that’s Part 1 of 3. You can certainly read all three parts now, but I will be linking the other two in the next two Project 313 posts. 

And now, the photo:

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I think all this processing and choosing frames helps give me a good handle on color combinations that might work well together. Or, not; you be the judge.

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Project 313 – Post No. 276

In the 12 years I lived in Colorado, I only made it to three USAF graduations ceremonies. 

THIS post has the photos from the second instance. Usually, the graduation ceremony and the flyovers are scheduled during the workweek so it wasn’t easy for me to attend. In this instance, we got to the place Melisa had scouted and had a pretty good view of the Thunderbirds and they even flew right over us during a few of their turns. All in all, not bad. 

And now, the photo:

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Dang, but gold goes well with blue!

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Panama Canal Cruise 2019 — The Second Day

So, despite having the Internet, I’m finding it difficult doing updates. In part, it’s because larger photo files hang while uploading. In part, it’s because composing posts is a tad tedious due to the connection dropping and losing what I typed. 

That’s also the problem when commenting on other blogs (or even my blog). One of the reasons I’m late with responses. Anyway, this is about the second day of the cruise . . . 

Note the long pants . . . it was still cool then. Not so now. 

For the record, I’m writing this on Sunday, January 13th, or, seven days into the cruise. 

 

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