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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

monarch butterfly

A monarch butterfly chrysalis 'hatches'.  According to my friend Phil who gave it to me, this is the last generation of the summer and this butterfly will return to winter in Mexico.  Previous generations of the year live only about a month as they move northward, but the last group flies south. Time lapse is one frame per second.  This video is one minute long  = 1 hour.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Some forgotten pictures I took sometime in the late 1970s, to 1980.  Oak Hill has since been restored of course.  Fifth and Walnut still stands vacant and unrestored.  The Cracker Factory is gone.  The Brewery is gone.  And little did I know when I took the picture that I would be carting that urn from the basement to the Carriage House some day for display!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

update on uncle john's

Tom Acevski is now one week into the renovations for Uncle John's Restaurant on the Square.  Owner Nick Tanchevski is happy with the progress. 
The windows on the second and third floors have been repaired, the transom window glass replaced, and brickwork completed in the entryway.  A major transformation is taking place inside also. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

world coverage

News coverage of the damage to Mansfield's Shawshank tree has been global.  Here's a tally of news outlets picking it up so far.
The Guardian.  UK
Mirror.  UK
San Francisco Chronicle
Daily Mail. UK
Ecorazzi ("Green Gosip")
Zee News.  Mumbai India
Cinema Blend
San Antonio Express
Spokesman Reviews
Huffington Post
Detroit Free Press
Telegraph.  UK
New Tribune. Tacoma