September 16th is National Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Day!

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Bread:

  1. It takes 9 seconds for a combine to harvest enough wheat to make about 70 loaves of bread.
  2. Each American consumes, on average, 53 pounds of bread per year.
  3. An average slice of packaged bread contains only 1 gram of fat and 75 to 80 calories.
  4. One bushel of wheat will produce 73 one-pound loaves of bread.
  5. Breaking bread is a universal sign of peace.

Today’s Food History

  • 1380 Charles V of France Died.
    * It was Charles V who commissioned Taillevent to write what would become the first professional cookery book written in France, ‘Le Viandier’.
    * Forks were mentioned in an inventory during his reign
    * Some believe that he died as a result of eating amanita mushrooms.
  • 1630 Shawmut changed its name to Boston. If not for this, we might be eating Shawmut Baked Beans and Shawmut Cream…

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Rough Night Out, Barred Owl

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These photographs don’t necessarily show this Owl at his best. In the header he looks hungover.

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He really was preening and fluffing his feathers but the one came out like a really bad drivers license photo.

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I’ll publish a few more in another article to to help redeem his image as the old wise one.

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Classic Great Blue Heron

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The classic pose here. Photographed in a marsh, he was standing on a small floating island of reeds.

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Until recently I was able to identify the younger birds, and assumed they were from this years rookeries. They were much more tolerant of us photographing them.

Now all the birds here are full adults. They have all blended together and are now moving freely all around the coast.

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Caturday box brigade

Two on a Rant

Coon Cat usually likes to lay around in the kitchen.  This morning, he wanted to be petted and have a few treats — or so I thought.

It’s not like him to continue nuzzling my hand when I’m using the mouse.  I tried to cuddle with him, he jumped off my lap.

Normally, he’s not this insistent.  In fact, this is his usual state.

Hmmmm…..

There was plenty of space for 3 more dogs on the dog/cat beds and no one was using the 4 inch thick cat bed next to his food (pictured above to the left).  He didn’t want the indignity of being petted, and he wasn’t going to stop bopping my hand around until I did something about his problem.  

I left the scene of this mystery to make a nice cup of hit Earl Grey tea with honey — my go-to think juice.  

And…

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Colorful Charleston, Windows

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Photographers have always loved windows. Add the character and color of Charleston and you have the  perfect reason to walk around town.

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A side window in the famous Circular Church.

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Charleston is known for it’s galleries, this one is a favorite. I do love this ship and have photographed it various times of night and day.

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A pottery gallery window that I don’t remember seeing before.

The ‘Colorful Charleston’ articles are something we publish on-going. There is rarely a shortage of photographs.

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