Monday 21 August 2017
Sunrise And Dawn As Mythological Times

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The water was deserted in the early morning The sun rose behind a forest of marina masts. AT&T Park as it began another day. Sunrise over the Amazon River. Sunrise revealed the distant flood waters. The sun arose over a darkened Hauptbahnhof (train station). A thin red sun rose behind the ball park. Third Street bridge control room in early dawn light. The sun rose behind a fog enshrouded valley seen from a northbound train passing through Oregon. A man jogged away from the rising sun. A lone bird floated in the early morning light View all

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Sunday 20 August 2017
Nathan's Famous, Inc. A Booth In The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival At Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy, California

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The Nathan's booth was labeled, "This is the original." Inside, free samples of hot dog meat were given away on toothpicks. Underneath a large inflated hot dog was, "Free Play." People lined up to throw three baseballs at targets. The more accurate the throws, the better the prizes. Each individual thrower was required to stand behind a green cone. A Nathan's Famous worker judged the accuracy of each throw by eye. View all

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Saturday 19 August 2017
Border Magic Boulder Designs A Booth In 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival At Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy, California

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Two boulder slices displayed sports logos. One boulder slice had a religious image of a cowboy kneeling by a Christian cross. Smaller boulder slices featured purely decorative images of tree branches and elk. The booth said, "Turn Sand Into Revenue!!!" The booth showed samples of what one could make and sell as a franchise. Two boulder slices advertised the franchise. "Sell boulders that you build," and "High Profit Margins." A couple of large signs were printed on large boulder slices. One described, "Hole 9," and the other advertised, "Gilroy Garlic festival." View all

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Friday 18 August 2017
Zipline In The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival At Christmas Hill Park In Gilroy, California

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The zipline ride ended next to a booth were people could sign up to ride the zipline. After paying money, the harness was put on, and then the rider had to walk back to the tower and up the stairs. After a too brief ride, the harness was returned to the booth. People walked to the top of a tall staircase and waited in line to be attached to pulleys. A portable zipline had been set up to tower over the Gilroy Garlic Festival. The stairway would fold down onto a trailer for later transport. The pair of ziplines vanished behind a booth advertising Ford automobiles. View all

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Thursday 17 August 2017
Jack London By Artist Cedric Wentworth Modern Artist Jack London Square, Oakland, California

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The statue of Jack London as see from his back, showing how he faced palm trees in grass. The face of Jack London appeared lost in thought. Jack London's hand was curved up in a gesture, perhaps trying to re-grasp a lost idea. A plaque was embedded in the sidewalk. It began with a quotation from Jack London, then credited the sponsors, and finally mentioned the artist. Jack London, frozen in bronze and forever next to the colorful side of a restaurant. Jack London's other hand, held low and out of sight, was clenched into a fist. The artist created a belt around Jack London's waist, and cast it as one piece with the body. View all

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Wednesday 16 August 2017
Indian Motorcycles A Booth In The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival Christmas Hill Park Gilroy, California

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Another sign read, "Register here to win the all-new Chieftain Limited." The booth for Indian Motorcycles lay just outside the Cooking Challenge arena. Shade covered the sales people, while the motorcycles sat out in the bright sunlight. Tickets were available for U.S. $20.00 each for a chance to, "Win This Bike, Ride For Vets, 2106 Indian Chieftain, Custom Paint Red, White & Blue." A blue Indian Motorcycle sat in front of a sign advertising a drawing. The classic Indian face carved into the front bumper running light. The Indian Chief Dark Horse motorcycle sat parked and added stature to the people seated nearby. View all

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Tuesday 15 August 2017
Badass Sign Co. A Booth In The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival Christmas Hill Park Gilroy, California

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An "Atomic Cafe" sign hung from the roof next to a "Beach" sign. A "Crab Shack" sign lay on its side next to the "Stand" of "Standard". The booth was filled with many signs of which we show only a few here. From "Car Wash" to "Shell" and from a mustache to a "Margarita." A "Bigfoot Crossing" sign was one example of a metal sign that was lit (supplied with light sockets and a cord). The booth was a popular one, filled with people browsing. The tent overhead also provided relief from the sun. A sign hung on the sales counter indicated the name of the company was, "Badass Sign Co." Their sign was also a clock that showed the wrong time. View all

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Monday 14 August 2017
Garlic Ice Cream As Food In The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival Christmas Hill Park Gilroy, California

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The sample garlic ice cream booth was at the very end of the food booths. Those other food booths had much shorter lines. Slightly fewer than one hundred people waited in line to get a free sample of garlic ice cream. Once we finally reached the window, two people leaned out of two windows and handed out tiny cones of garlic ice cream. They handed them out as fast as they could to keep the long lines moving. The strolling entertainer, Barry Kaufman, played his mandolin for the folks waiting in the hot sun for a chance to taste garlic ice cream. View all

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Sunday 13 August 2017
Black-headed Grosbeak, August 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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An osprey perched on a long limb. An Anna's Hummingbird in the Columbines. Another Osprey sailing along at Honeyman's. A Black-headed Grosbeak sang happily at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. A cavity in a tree was home to two Starling fledglings. An Anna's Hummingbird backing out of the Columbines. View all

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Sunday 13 August 2017
Entry Into The 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival Christmas Hill Park Gilroy, California

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The ticket booth was set up just to the left of an ATM. Entry required cash. For those on the "Garlic Train" entry was included with the train ride ticket. The first view of the Garlic Festival was from a low rise. The balloon (like a map pin) marked the center of the fair. The people in the foreground represented just one of seven shuttle bus loads of people from the Caltrain "Garlic Train." A sign in the center of the road made no sense to those walking in. Having not yet seen a map of the grounds, we had no idea the fair was split in two. The gates were numbered. We on the "Garlic Train" were told to return to the shuttle buses via gate 3. View all

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Saturday 12 August 2017
Two Starling Fledglings, August 2017 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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An osprey perched on a long limb. A cavity in a tree was home to two Starling fledglings. Another Osprey sailing along at Honeyman's. An Anna's Hummingbird backing out of the Columbines. A Black-headed Grosbeak sang happily at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. An Anna's Hummingbird in the Columbines. View all

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Saturday 12 August 2017
Booths At The 2017 (18th Annual) How Weird Street Faire San Francisco, California

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A booth for "Imperfect Produce" showed examples of the fruit and vegetables that could be delivered directly to one's home at regular subscription intervals. The produce is good, tastes good, and is nourishing, but is merely oddly shaped. Shirts for sale, all branded with the "Reprizent" label. View all

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Friday 11 August 2017
The Fair Generally 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival Christmas Hill Park Gilroy, California

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Trees beyond the umbrellas divided the Ranch side from the Park side. A video shows highlights of the 2017 Gilroy Garlic Festival. The northern half of the fair took place on a vast hard-packed dirt field. To the left was Gourmet Alley, and to the right were dozens of merchandise booths. Trees provided shade and a good place to pause and recover from the heat of the fair. An inflated man stood just outside the cooking arena. His head was a head of garlic. A map on a wall of informational postings illustrated the layout of the fair. The ranch side on the north was all dirt, while the park side on the south was a plain of grass. View all

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Thursday 10 August 2017
Cake Decorating At The Lane County Fair In The Lane County Fairgrounds Eugene, Oregon

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A beach scene created using two cupcakes. One cupcake represented the beach, while the other cupcake represented the ocean. Department: 0 -Baking And Candy Division 412 Intermediate (ages 12-14) Class 31 - Decorated Cupcake Exhibitor: Michalen K. An octopus rested on a stone surrounded by blue ocean water. Department: 0 -Baking And Candy Division 412 Senior (ages 15-18) Class 31 - Decorated Theme Cake Exhibitor: Maddy Levi, Lowell, Oregon A blue whale with blue drops from its blowhole on a brown background. Junior Fair division: 412 Class: 33 Description: Decorated Theme Cake Exhibitor: Haleena Michalenko View all

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