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Cornell Arboretum Ithaca, NY, May 30, 2020

New Glass - CMOG October 18, 2019

Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Raptors September 14, 2019

Rochester, NY, Mystery Tour August 20, 2019

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, July 2019




Cornell Arboretum Ithaca, NY May 30, 2020

Treman Woodland Walk May 30, 2020

The Woodland Walk

Treman Woodland Walk lies along both sides of a small creek surrounded by plants not grown anywhere else in the Cornell Botanic Gardens. Plants include Japanese primroses, Asian Skunk Cabbage and Marsh Marigolds. A bench at the creek's midpoint provides a sheltered place to rest and enjoy the view


Cornell Arboretum

Cornell Arboretum

Flowering trees and bushes had reached peak blossoming when we began our walk. Fragrant purple and white Lilacs laced the air with a sweet scent. In the photo above upper left is a Flowering Quince. In the upper right billowing blossoms of a white lilac are in full bloom. Lower left in the background a traditional purple Lilac ads to the color riot.

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Section updated: April 1, 2020


New Glass - Corning Museum of Glass, October 18, 2019

New Glass - Corning Museum of Glass, October 18, 2019

New Glass - Corning Museum of Glass , October 18, 2019

On a cold, wet windy Thursday we visited the CMOG (Corning Museum of Glass) to view the New Glass exhibit. Of the 100 pieces on display three were particularly intriguing. You may not agree with my choices but since I built the web page, in the words of a White House chief of staff, "Get over it"! In the photo above, left, R & D VII by Raymon Elozua. Top right, Copper Pour by Christine Tarkowski. Bottom right, The Wild One by James Akers.


New Glass - Corning Museum of Glass, October 18, 2019

Photos courtesy of Joyce W.

Responding to overwhelming public demand a second collage of photos from the New Glass exhibit has been added. Above, upper left art for the sweet tooth. Gāteau au fromage et chocolat, Gāteau au fromage et la framboise, and Tarte aux mūres (Cheese and chocolate cake, cheese and raspberry cake, and blackberry pie) by Shayna Leib. Lower left, Hugged To Death, Creeps, All Wound Up, From The Series " Little Monsters " by Austin Stern. Right, Lustre Gothique Aux Saphirs ( Gothic Luster At Sapphires ) by Frida Fjellman,

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Section updated: October 28, 2019


Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Raptors, September 14, 2019

, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Raptors, September 14, 2019

Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Raptors, September 14, 2019

In the photo above top left, Joyce points the way to the lab's annual Migration Celebration. Upper right, a handler goes eye-to eye with a Golden Eagle. Bottom right, meet Bob, an American Kestrel, at the size of a large Robin the it's smallest American raptor. Hand raised from birth Bob imprinted on humans, so why the ball and chain? Bottom center, the raptor line up. Bottom left, a Turkey Vulture. Disregard the staring, beady eyes. She'll wait patiently until you die before coming for lunch.

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Section updated: September 16, 2019


Rochester, NY, Mystery Tour August 20, 2019

Rochester, NY, Mystery Tour August 20, 2019

Photos courtesy of Joyce W.       Rochester, NY, Mystery Tour August 20, 2019

In the photo above, upper left, Joyce stands before The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in Rochester, New York, an early and vigorous women's rights advocate. An ardent supported of votes for women sadly she did not live long enough to celebrate the passage of the 19th amendment to the constitution on August 18, 1920. Our docent, who must've lead this tour a thousand times, kept it fresh and interesting.

Lower left, the Sacred Heart Cathedral, seat of the Rochester diocese of which Ithaca is a member. The current Ithaca pastor had previously served at the cathedral. In the photo above, lower left, one of the main stained glass windows of the cathedral.

In the photo, upper right, our third and last stop at the Schoen Pl., Pittsford, NY. to board the packet boat Named for Sam Patch, America's First Professional Waterfall Jumper. We sailed one mile north from Pittsford to lock #62 and were lifted to the canals next higher elevation. After coming about we reentered the lock and were lowered to the Pittsford landing water level. To recover from the day's grueling schedule we repaired to the Artisan Gelato & Espresso shop.

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Section updated: August 27, 2019


Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, July 2019

Photo Collage, steven f. udvar-hazy center

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, July 2019

On a vacation trip to England we scheduled an two day overnight stay at a hotel near Dulles International Airport. The hotel offered shuttle service to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at airport. I hadn't been to the Udvar Hazy Center for some time and was looking forward to seeing new additions. In the photo above, upper left, like a giant size crib mobile, aircraft of differing size, function and color festoon the museum overhead. Upper right,a somewhat worse for wear P-38. The P38 was the brainchild of "Kelly" Johnson of Lockheed and proved its' worth in the Pacific theater. Lower left, a F4U Corsair a mainstay of, initially, U.S. Marines. After Britains' Royal Navy solved a series of carrier related landing problems the F4U served with distinction at sea. Under license several aerospace companies built versions of the F4U. My mother Maryann, helped build the Goodyear F2G-1 Super Corsair in Akron, Ohio. Right center, the space shuttle Discovery, looking smaller than I imagined. While with IBM Federal Systems I wrote test software for a (very small) portion of the IBM AP-101B flight computers. Lower right, an interior shot of the Saturn 5 IBM Instrument Ring. I had the pleasure of working at IBM FSD Owego with senior engineers who designed the unit in Huntsville, AL.

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Section updated: July 21, 2019