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Posted: February 25, 2017 in Humor, Just for fun, Miscellaneous
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Just back from a weekend in Philadelphia and, today, an almost-thirteen hour drive home and I need a post.  We enjoyed time with our younger daughter, amazingly warm weather, explored Valley Forge (yes, you’ll get to come, too), and I stocked up on door photos for Thursday Doors while getting far behind on other posts.  I’ll start over tomorrow. I was also happy that so many of you enjoyed my Marge Simpson post.  In that same spirit, I decided to go with the following shot from Rim Cafe, home of the most amazing hot chocolate drinks.  Hence, the sign.  🙂

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Dappled

Posted: February 14, 2017 in Miscellaneous, Nature
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I’d like to mention the editing for this shot, but as it was done a few months ago on my iPad, I don’t recall.  You’ll just have to enjoy it without further edification.  🙂

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No, I’m not talking about not commenting or being on Facebook. But the level of accusation, anger, and animus there and other places these days makes me more fearful for the world than the issues being “discussed.” If we can’t talk nicely, even if we have to eventually agree to disagree, then these are very dangerous times indeed. So I was imagining if all those “a” words I just referenced went away, because we were all doing what our moms tried to teach us.

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It’s not a burger, it’s a cake. 🙂

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For yesterday’s photo challenge, I introduced a classic car by name (and by its front), a Duesenberg.  Wikipedia has this to offer as their opening to a much longer article:

Duesenberg Motors Company (sometimes referred to as “Duesy”) was an American manufacturer of race cars and luxury automobiles. It was founded by brothers August and Frederick Duesenberg in 1913 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where they built engines and race cars.[citation needed] The brothers moved their operations to Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1916 to manufacture engines for World War I. In 1919, when their government contracts were cancelled, they moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and established the Duesenberg Automobile and Motors Company, Inc. (Delaware). In late 1926, E.L. Cord added Duesenberg to his Auburn Automobile Company. With the market for expensive luxury cars severely undercut by the Depression, Duesenberg folded in 1937.

I spotted this beauty early one morning while waiting for Daughter #1 to arrive at O’Hare Airport from California.  Instead of the cell phone lot, I always pull off at O’Hare Plaza, just off the interstate, where lots of others, including livery drivers, park and wait.  This morning, I went inside to wait and was well-rewarded for my efforts.  Although surrounded by “Do Not Touch” and “Under Continual Surveillance” signs, the elegant, classic lines shown through effortlessly.  I believe this is a Duesenberg J, although whether real or a reproduction such as the one in this link (lots of photos), I don’t know.  I also didn’t care; I just enjoyed!

I think we’d need a longer garage to house this baby.

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