Sunday, January 21, 2018

Impressive

This is a Green heron. But still: point made.


Goslings look less fierce but no less prehistoric, by the way.

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Nice try but no

One might have a good discussion about just which vowel is in Pyeongchang's first syllable, though most sources agree it's /ʌ/ (the vowel in 'mud').  But I believe we can all agree that this is just plain wrong, and weird, especially given their transcription of 'taekwondo' later in the article. And what happened to the NG, /ŋ/? Usually it's /pʰjʌŋtɕʰaŋ/ or /ˌpjʌŋˈtʃæŋ/), NG in both syllables. This is just weird.


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Snowbirds


We got snow today. Actually, we are getting snow - it's still coming down as I type. Here are a few of the birds who came by.

A Tufted titmouse at the heated bird bath

A Brown thrasher

A pair of well-insulated Mourning doves

Three Northern cardinals

A male Eastern towhee...

... and his mate, accompanied by a White-throated sparrow

Northern mockingbird

Another White-throated sparrow and another Tufted titmouse

A male House finch

Eight male Northern cardinals and at least five females

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Monday, January 15, 2018

MLK










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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Cool visitors

Here are five Mute swans who have been hanging out on the river at Melton Lake Greenway the last few days. Fortunately, today wasn't a sub-freezing nightmare, so I got a good look at them, and some moderately okay photos.Looks to me like 2 adults (very orange bills) and 3 first-year birds, probably their offspring from the summer. They are very rare visitors to this area.

There is a Great blue heron in the first picture, too.









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Sunday, January 07, 2018

Overtaken by events

Went to see "All the Money in the World" yesterday. I enjoyed it. Michelle Williams was good, and so was Romain Duris. Mark Wahlberg was workmanlike, as is his wont. And Christopher Plummer was excellent, definitely award-worthy.

But the poster up in the theater was a bit out of date (amusingly, the ticket-taker didn't realize that Plummer was in the movie now).

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At 7:28 AM, January 10, 2018 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Presumably this poster will become a collectors' item.

 

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Friday, January 05, 2018

Tis the Season 12


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Thursday, January 04, 2018

Tis the Season 11


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