Wednesday 07 December 2016
South Eugene Robotics Team, A Booth In 2016 Mini Maker Faire At The Science Factory, Eugene, Oregon

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A young girl was given the opportunity to drive the robot using a joystick and radio control. Notice that the team member instructing the young girl, and the young girl herself, both wore safety goggles. A sign taped to the top of a bench read, "You can Drive the Robot!" View all

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Tuesday 06 December 2016
Crêperie Saint Germain Express As Food And Drink In The 2016 (17th Annual) How Weird Street Faire

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A napkin dispenser was posted as for "Paying Customers Only, Thank you." A menu outside listed several crepes for sale costing US $10.00 each. All drinks were US $3.00 each. The Crêperie Saint Germain Express food truck was parked alongside the sidewalk and was just beginning to get busy. View all

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Monday 05 December 2016
Facilities At Mayacamas Ranch, A Generocity Resort, Calistoga, California

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The entrance to Mayacamas Ranch was at the crest of a hill along Mountain Home Ranch Road. A small pond with a birdbath was out in front of the kitchen with main dining hall. The barn was between the road and the cabins. It housed repair equipment. Behind it was a pile of construction materials. Although there was parking near the cabins, that parking lot was small (ten cars max). So an overflow parking lot was made available near the entrance. View all

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Sunday 04 December 2016
Double-Crested Cormorant Chick Fed, from the 2016 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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An immature Bald Eagle sat atop an ice flow and awaited an opportunity to feed on a seal. The other boat witnessed the killing of a baby seal by bald eagles. I'm glad I missed that. A Harbor Seal surfaced near the boat and seemed a little surprised to see how close she was to us. She checked us out, and then sedately swam away. Another group of seals lounged on ice flows near Sawyer Glacier. A large Double Crested Cormorant "chick" was still getting fed by his mother on the side of the cliff near the Sea Lion Caves. A Herring Gull prepared to land on the rocks close to a viewing area in the Sea Lion Caves near the town of Florence, Oregon. View all

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Sunday 04 December 2016
Food At The 40th Anniversary Party Celebrating Angela's Move To US

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Potato salad was in the middle of transition from a plain spud into a tasty meal. Shrimp skewers laid in a pan and were ready for transport downstairs to the barbecues. Sausages of all shapes and sizes roasted together on their own bed of hot charcoal. The completed potato salad with cherries used to create a smiley face. Glasses were laid out on a table in neat rows. In front of them a plastic bin was filled with ice and iced drinks available for guests to enjoy. Three steam platters on a table provided a means to keep food warm after it was removed from the barbecues. Flames were caused by fat dripping down onto the hot coals. View all

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Saturday 03 December 2016
Loud Herring Gull, from the 2016 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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A Harbor Seal surfaced near the boat and seemed a little surprised to see how close she was to us. She checked us out, and then sedately swam away. This beautiful blue iceberg looked like a diving whale to me. For size comparison you can see a gull perched on the very top of the "fin". Several seals laid on ice flows in front of a newly calved iceburg from the Sawyer Glacier. The iceberg retained its gorgeous blue color, which would fade to white as it continued to be exposed to air. A Herring Gull landed and loudly announced his arrival. Another group of seals lounged on ice flows near Sawyer Glacier. View all

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Saturday 03 December 2016
San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band In The 2016 San Francisco Pride Parade

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Trumpets were next. They grew very loud as they walked past. The band leader blew a whistle, which caused the band members to raise their instruments, and ready themselves to play. Another of the three baton twirlers threw his baton high and caught it with flourish as it twirled back down toward the street. Large bass drums carried the logo for the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band. One of three baton twirlers walked ahead of the marching band and twirled a baton. Trombones and saxophones led the band, as did the people who played them. View all

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Friday 02 December 2016
Snake Skin As A Reptile, A Found Land Animal

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Python skin bore a remarkable resemblance to Indian corn (also known as Flint corn or Calico corn). View all

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Thursday 01 December 2016
The Forest Around Dorena Lake A Reservoir At Baker Bay Campground, Dorena, Oregon

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A tree, mostly bare of limbs, stood proudly among its forest neighbors. A light in the forest just after sunset glowed across the water and invited the curious to cross and find it. The late afternoon sun lit some leaves while leaving all the others in darkness. A crowd of trees gathered to look down on a person that had passed out, but who was just coming to. The curved branches of trees that grew just behind blackberry plants. A conclusion drawn (incorrectly) based purely on physical proximity. A tree grew branches only on the side that faced the sun every day. View all

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Wednesday 29 November 2016
Herring Gull Lands, from the 2016 Animalblog by Terry Costales

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A Harbor Seal surfaced near the boat and seemed a little surprised to see how close she was to us. She checked us out, and then sedately swam away. A Herring Gull landed and loudly announced his arrival. An immature Bald Eagle stayed on his iceberg our entire stay at the Sawyer Glacier. An immature Bald Eagle sat atop an ice flow and awaited an opportunity to feed on a seal. The other boat witnessed the killing of a baby seal by bald eagles. I'm glad I missed that. This beautiful blue iceberg looked like a diving whale to me. For size comparison you can see a gull perched on the very top of the "fin". View all

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Wednesday 29 November 2016
The Big Bang Surfers Played At The 19th Street Stage In The 2016 San Francisco Burning Man Decompression Festival

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A printed page listed the performers and the order in which they would appear on the 19th Street Stage. One boy danced to the music of the Big Bang Surfers, while two girls loitered nearby. The Big Bang Surfers was an all acoustic band. A mandolin, an accordion, and a guitar. Big Bang Surfers was a small band that played mostly polkas. Behind them, a new condo building was under construction. View all

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Tuesday 29 November 2016
Food At The 2016 Mini Maker Faire The Science Factory, Eugene, Oregon

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The food truck for Hot Mama's Wings was parked and open for business at the 2016 Mini Maker Faire. From their website: "Hot Mama's Wings is an authentic American eatery located 12 blocks west of the University of Oregon campus and 5 blocks from downtown Eugene. Hot Mama's wings is owned and operated by Michael Marzano and his wife Angie." Four tables were available for folks to sit and eat, or to sit and wait for their food. View all

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Monday 28 November 2016
McKenzie Outfitters By Jim Evangelista 1992 A Street Mural As Found Art

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A large rock hung off the back of a building to the right of the parked cars. The artist's signature was found near the ground behind a blue parked car. That signature also stated the date of the mural as 1992. A close shot of the climbers foot revealed that the laces were merely two crossed brush strokes of pink paint. The rough face of a cliff had been pre-rigged with carabiners for the safety of the climber. A close up shot of the shirt revealed the name "McKenzie Outfitters." The man in the drawing wore a McKenzie Outfitters shirt. View all

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Sunday 27 November 2016
American Bison As An Animal Of The Americas Found In The Wildlife Safari

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An adult bison had a thick curved horn. The juvenile in the foreground had a smaller horn that was just developing. A bison walked away from approaching cars; out of the shade and back into sunlight. Three buffalo retreated along the road. A herd of bison waited out the noontime heat just across a road from a pond. A group of buffalo waited near the feed corral located on a rise above a pond. Bison rolled in dust to remove flies and other biting insects. Two bison rested in a field of tiny white flowers. A bison calf lay on the ground and rested during the hot mid-day sun. View all

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