January 30, 2010
Tonight (January 29th) is the “biggest” and brightest full moon of 2010! In an article on yahoo, by Robert Roy Britt of Space.com, “tonight it will be about 14 percent wider and 30 percent brighter than lesser full Moons of the year, according to Spaceweather.com.”
More moonshots from spaceweather.com article: from Anthony Ayiomamitis of Athens, Greece; from Bob Clark of Goldcoast, Queensland, Australia; from Marek Nikodem of Szubin, Poland; from Peter von Bagh of Porvoo, Finland; from Michael Evenmo of Eagan, Minnesota; from Tomasz Adam of Staszów, Poland; from Monika Landy-Gyebnar of Veszprem, Hungary; and from Mark Seibold of Portland, Oregon.
Here’s the gallery of moon shots from space.com. Enjoy!
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January 29, 2010
Back when Austin was just a baby back at Easter of 2006, his Great Uncle Mike propped him up with the bed-full of bears and put one of the bears glasses and hat on him. This last Christmas break when we had him we re-lived the moment! It just isn’t quite the same, is it!
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January 27, 2010
The January/February 2010 issue of Sierra Club’s Sierra Magazine announced the new 2010 Sierra Club Outings – Adventures with a Cause. Fun stuff!!
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January 26, 2010
People aren’t the only ones inconvenienced or bothered by this last series of rain storms. Several (30 in 48 hours!) brown pelicans were dazed and confused. They had lost their protective waterproof coating probably thanks to storm drain runoff. Luckily they were rescued by the International Bird Rescue Research Center in San Pedro, CA last Thursday. Here is the Long Beach Press-Telegram story by Sandy Mazza called Storm-buffeted pelicans recuperating in San Pedro. By 7 pm on Friday they had 60 pelicans with another 20 on their way from Santa Barbara to their facility in San Francisco Bay.
Here is a KCBS 2 news video about the birds being rescued and rehabilitated at the San Pedro International Bird Rescue Research Center.
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January 25, 2010
Grandpa Ron & I saw a full color ad in the Orange County Register and we thought to share it with those of you in the San Juan Capistrano vicinity. If you are available on Thursday, January 28, there is an event called “Stories That Sing! Storytelling Event” at St Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano. Nationally reknowned storyteller Victoria Burnett will give a special storytelling performance: 10 am for 2-4 year olds and 11 am for 5-10 year olds.
From the ad:
“Through stories and song Ms. Burnett captures the imagination and creativity of children by transporting them on a memorable journey. Ms. Burnett is St Margaret’s Lower School librarian and storytelling artist in residence. She has been a featured teller at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and received the 2003 Telly Award for outstanding children’s programming.
The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please contact
Sherry Wagner, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 949.66.0108 ext. 248.
31641 La Novia, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 | 949.661.0108 | www.smes.org | Celebrating 30 years”
Now that I typed it all, I found it on-line! http://www.smes.org/main/email/story.html
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January 24, 2010
Grandpa Ron and I took a stroll down the Seal Beach beach yesterday and could not believe the amount of trash washed up! Mixed in with the usual seaweed and driftwood were whole small trees, tree limbs, boxes, plastic bags and shopping carts! Blue ones, red ones, silver ones and green ones! Multiples of carts – all hung with seaweed and yucky muck! When the big rains wash the water down the rivers and flood channels, all kinds of garbage ends up in the ocean! It is a really sorry sight! If only people would clean up properly after themselves! We weren’t the only ones amazed. Here are some news stories that also depicted the mess:
These two are the same AP story with different pictures –
Storms leave beaches in a soggy mess
SoCal storms leave beaches strewn with trash
Photos from MSNBC from all over CA – San Diego to San Jose…
Slideshow of AZ and CA rainstorm woes also from MSNBC.
From the Orange County Register we have
Clear skies, digging out begins
Photos (click on Photo tab)
Video on County Trash ending up at Sea. There are other storm related videos there at the moment as well: Seal Beach Pier and Storm Damage
Then there is The Science Dude, Gary Robbins blog on the storm
and, last but not least, the OCR The Top Storm Photos of the Week in a slideshow. Most of these are pretty!
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