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Written by Jude Cowell

July 10, 2010 at 12:44 am

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Earth Week; Follow the Money – oops, Food

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So beautiful!

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Follow the Money  Food

This past week brought a new generation of Smooth-billed Anis to Parque Las Vegas.    Residing in a small tree that grew along a lower area along the rio, it was easy to observe from almost eye-level vantage point from afar.   

I shared the images with a few friends and invited them to meet the new babies the next day.    

Life can change quite fast, and in 24 hours’ time, the park maintenance crew had altered the scene.  I was probably the only person who noticed, but oh, it was a visceral blow to the senses.

Wondering where they might have gone – or if they’d been hauled away with the debris, I watched for a while and saw one adult Ani with an insect in its mouth.  It perched for ten or so minute while calling often.   Eventually it flew to the…

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April 21, 2021 at 4:51 pm

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Full Moon in Libra, March 28, 2021

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We’ll go fly a kite!

Libra Seeking Balance

We finally have a decent balance in both mode and elements on this Full Moon at 08° 18′ Libra on 28 March 2021, 11:48 AM PDT, something Libra loves. The Aries Sun conjoins Venus, Libra’s ruler, and this pair is part of a Kite Pattern which includes a Grand Trine in air (Libra Moon, Mars in Gemini and Saturn in Aquarius). What a rush!

The best thing about a Kite Pattern is it has more dynamic energy than a Grand Trine. The two sextiles and one opposition boost the energy and give it a focused outlet. Grand Trines are lazy, gently spinning around going nowhere. The sextiles in this case are to the Aries Sun-Venus conjunction from Mars in Gemini and Saturn in Aquarius. And the Full Moon in Libra is the “arrow” being launched outwards. Air and fire feed each other, generating inspiration and powerful ideas. In this instance…

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March 27, 2021 at 4:31 am

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The Crooked House in Sopot, Poland

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Wow!

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The Crooked House in Sopot, Poland

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March 20, 2021 at 7:42 pm

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Beautiful primeval forest at Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine, Yakushima, Japan .]]>

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Magical!

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March 19, 2021 at 1:49 pm

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Here’s Your Sign #18 ~ Jamestown, Colonial Virginia

Well, I suppose that Valerie’s and my Jamestown ancestors must have been acquainted, or perhaps neighbors!

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For many years I have been collecting photos of and information about the various signs that have been placed in honor of some of my ancestors. These signs are a glimpse into some event and/or place where they lived. Some of the signs are small like a placard with a few poignant words, some are large and they go into great detail, and then there are those that are somewhere in between. Each one gives added life to those ancestors.

The sign states the following: “Nearby to the east is Jamestown, the original site of the first English colony in North America. On 14 May 1607, a group of just over 100 and boys recruited by the Virginia Company of London came ashore and established a settlement at Jamestown Island. They constructed a palisaded fort there within the territory of the Paspahegh Indians, who with other Virginia Indians had frequent…

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October 9, 2020 at 10:08 pm

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Here’s Your Sign #17 ~ Benjamin Harrison V

Fantastic Valerie TY! Once again you’re in my ancestral wheelhouse! 😉

Genealogy With Valerie

For many years I have been collecting photos of and information about the various signs that have been placed in honor of some of my ancestors. These signs are a glimpse into some event and/or place where they lived. Some of the signs are small like a placard with a few poignant words, some are large, and they go into great detail, and then there are those that are somewhere in between. Each one gives added life to those ancestors.

Benjamin Harrison V is my 2nd cousin 9 times removed. He was born on April 5, 1726, in Charles City, Virginia Colony. He grew up to become one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the Governor of Virginia from 1781 to1784. His son William Henry Harrison and his great-grandson Benjamin Harrison both became President of the United States. He died…

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October 2, 2020 at 9:14 pm

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Full Moon in Aries, October 1, 2020

Take no shortcuts!

Libra Seeking Balance

Good thing cardinal signs are always up for a challenge because this Full Moon at 09° 08′ Aries on 1 October 2020, 02:06 PM PDT will offer us some. The Aries Moon and Libra Sun both make uncomfortable aspects to Uranus in Taurus, creating a measure of dissonance which brings out the combative side of the Aries Moon-Libra Sun opposition. Whether we can deliberately turn this around and choose cooperation over conflict is largely up to us as individuals. There is one saving grace, gentle Venus rules both Libra and Taurus. Venus always likes everyone to get along and play nice!

There are not many tight aspects in this lunation chart, and the ones having the greatest impact involve the ruling planets of Aries and Libra. A major source of tension is retrograde Mars in Aries exactly square Saturn in Capricorn (partile on September 29). Mars also makes a waning…

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September 30, 2020 at 7:49 pm

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Hometown Tuesday ~ Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts

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September 29, 2020 at 4:47 pm

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Hometown Tuesday ~ Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts

Wow Valerie Thanks! I have some connection to early Scituate settlers too so I really appreciate the historical information!

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September 29, 2020 at 4:44 pm

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Thursday at the Cemetery ~ Grace Episcopal Churchyard ~ Yorktown, York County, Virginia

Historic Yorktown!

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This week I will be featuring the cemetery and headstone of my 6th Great Grandfather Thomas “Scotch Tom” Nelson. He is buried in the Grace Episcopal Churchyard, Yorktown, York County, Virginia.
Thomas Nelson was born on February 20, 1677, in Penrith, Cumbria, England. He is the only known son of Hugh Nelson (1647-1708) and Sarah Jackson (1655-1740). His father and Grandfather were clothiers and Thomas worked with them growing up. He emigrated to Virginia in 1700, In the next few years he had firmly established himself, and he built a frame house, where the current Nelson House is standing. He built a mercantile business across the street from his home. In 1710 he married Margaret Reade (1685-1717) and the had 3 children, 2 sons and 1 daughter. After the death of his wife he then married Frances Housden (1682-1766) and they had 1 daughter. Thomas was very successful in many…

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September 20, 2020 at 2:56 pm

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