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Ms. Barrett, I'm not...really, I'm not!

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click button to join Macro close-up of Lantana blossom FYI-Lantana leaves have a wonderful, light Spearmint scent End of Macro Monday Below is a commentary about a certain REDHEAD If you'd like to skip it and leave a word or two for me in my comments, you can: COMMENT HERE - - -<><><>- - - "But she is NOT a redhead". A comment was left in my blog last Wednesday by Dawn regarding redheads. Of course, if you follow my blog and perhaps are a fan of the television crime drama, NCIS, you'll know just what the comment meant. If not, let me explain a bit with my edition of "Monday Morsels"... MONDAY MORSELS Other than baseball and football and movies, I watch little other programing on TV. But I do watch TV on Monday night 830PM [The Big Bang Theory] !AND! Tuesday evening 7PM. Last Tuesday evening the finale of this season's NCIS hour long program, the last of a three parter, was aired. Of course it ended as a cli

...the games people play

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Click button to Join Cheers to all of us thieves! Sunday Stealing: The Just Because Meme 1. Make a list of 5 things you can see without getting up. Outside my window, the monitor, the cat, the desk, my toes. 2. How do you style your hair? How often do you cut it? Short, pageboy kinda...I have it cut once a month in the humidity...it grows fast...which I'll go have done sometime this coming week!!! 3. What are you wearing now? Purple jogging shorts and hot pink tank top. 4. What's your occupation? Do you like it? Retired. Love it. I even loved the job I had before I retired also. 5. When was the last time that you took a nap? Was there a special reason? The last time I took a LONG nap during the day was when I was sick with winter flu. 6. Who was the last person you hugged romantically? Bud [my dear husband], of course! 8. What was the last full meal that you ate? Homemade burritos with homemade flour tortillas with Spanish rice and tossed salad. 9. What

...If I could talk to the animals

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PART VI OF Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History [ the conclusion of a week-long tour ] Y'just can't have a trip to a Science museum without exhibits of animals. Stuffed, dioramas, skeletal remains, fossils and what have you. So for Camera Critters it's all about the animals.... The first photo is of the 'world's largest crustacean'. A Japanese Spider Crab. The female is the smaller of the two. The info card by the display said the arm-spand length on the male can be as long as some 3.7 meters [12 feet] - - - Around Texas, even in neighborhood back yards within the city limits you could possibly have this for a visitor! And they ARE cute...I even read they eat unwanted guests like ants and termites and cockroaches. So...the eco-system works for me. An opossum. - - - The Whooping Crane. There is a special reserve in Texas between here and Galveston Texas that the cranes migrate to in the winter from our neighbors to the North;

...back to the past!
Friday's edition of CC Museum

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PART V OF Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History [ my tie-in Antique just below this marquee ] Meat Grinder Sewing Machine Waffle Iron RCA - Victrola Box Cameras Typewriter Iron Collection Lady's Shoes ...and then, antiques! I get a kick out of walking through antique sections in museums. Just to see exactly how 'antique' I am!! I remember these from my childhood!! I have my mother's meat grinder. A Brownie Box Camera! Yes indeedy, it's still in my possession...I think of all the cameras I've left behind on vacations, at rest stops, on top of cars, in motel rooms, on park benches, etc...I think it's darn good of me to hang onto the antique camera from my youth!!! I still have the old typewriter I learned to type on. I remember shoes like this, that my mother used to wear!! The Victrola? Yep, I remember these too....my grandmother had one in her parlor. A parlor!! Whoa. She had one of those too!! The old Singer Treadle Sewing Ma

...no stone unturned?

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PART IV OF Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History With my week's theme, dealing with a museum tour of the local Science and History Museum...today, for Thursday 13 I give you GEMS!! I've been fascinated a long time that the state of Texas actually has a state gem cut...which I viewed a couple of times perusing the mineral section of the science part of the museum. Googling, I even found a site that tells of its history and how the cut was successfully accomplished for the very first time. All photos have mouseover captions. Just float your mouse over the photo...you'll then know just what you see... Click button to Join THURSDAY 13 Also, here is a history of the State of Texas Gem Cut... the LONESTAR Cut POSTED: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 12:40 A.M. Links for the previous posts on the museum PART I PART II PART III

I saw Three Ships come sailing into the HAR-R-BOR...

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PART III OF Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Click either button to Join Bow and Stern of the Renovation project of Columbus' Ship [Spanish Reproduction] --The Piñta Oil Reproduction of LaSalle's Voyage ---"The Spanish had closed the Gulf of Mexico to all ships that were not from Spain. Spain’s resources were going to wars in Europe, and Coronado`s lands were left undefended and unsettled . A French explorer, Robert Rene Cavalier, Sieur de LaSalle, would change Spain`s complacency." The Niña, The Piñta, and The Santa Maria [Stern] The ships are reproductions built by Spain to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyages to the New World. They took five years to build and cost $6.5 million. The three ships embarked on a tour of the Mediterranean and Atlantic ports of Europe in 1990 and 1991. After a successful tour of 18 United States ports, they arrived at their permanent home in Corpus Christi in 1993. The Piñta