Friday, October 20, 2017

Weekend Greens

Weekend Green Friday Floral Foto

September 2017 - Victoria BC

I promised a post devoted to the dahlias at Butchart Gardens.

One a Day

September 2017 - Rapid City SD

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There is no particular order to my posts.

37. Richard M. Nixon

The administration of Richard Nixon was one filled with important events, as well as regrettable scandal. President Nixon ended the war in Vietnam and the draft, and perhaps most importantly, improved relations with both the U.S.S.R. and China. The statue of Nixon, located on the corner of 5th St. & St. Joseph St., depicts him in a Chinese-design chair, sitting with the "power posture" of his hands, apparently in intense negotiation with Mao Tse-tung (Zedong). Born in California in 1913, Nixon would lose a Presidential election in 1960 and also lose a race to become Governor of California in 1962 before becoming the country's 37th President. On August 8th, 1974, President Nixon resigned after facing certain impeachment, stemming from allegations surrounding the "Watergate" scandal. Nixon was eventually pardoned by President Gerald Ford.

Sculptor: Edward E. Hlavka

06 Adams
15 Buchanan
19 Hayes
26 Roosevelt

32 Roosevelt

Weekend Reflections

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September 2017 - Cheyenne WY

Eight foot cowboy boots have been painted by local artists to highlight Wyoming and Cheyenne's history. They are scattered around town.

This is titled Outlaws of Wyoming.

Friday Finds

Starts with P
Looking Up

The first will be the same, except we’ll work our way through the alphabet. The second and third will be different each time.
Hosted by Friday Finds and this is V4 or round 4!!!

Also playing along at ABC Wednesday

Eh to Zed

For this round of the alphabet I am going to celebrate Canada's 150 birthday by showcasing towns across the county.
We'll be criss-crossing across the country, from the Atlantic coast of the Maritime provinces of Nova Scota, New Brunswick and PEI to Ontario then to Alberta back to Ontario and into Quebec and then way out west to the Pacific coast in British Columbia. We also stop in Manitoba.

Starts with P

Portage la Prairie is a small city in the Central Plains Region of Manitoba.. As of 2016, the population was 13,304/Portage la Prairie is located approximately 75 kilometres (47 mi) west of Winnipeg, along the Trans-Canada Highway (located exactly between the provincial boundaries of Saskatchewan and Ontario), and sits on the Assiniboine River, which flooded the town persistently until a diversion channel north to Lake Manitoba (the Portage Diversion) was built to divert the flood waters.

It's claim to fame is this pop can water tower.

The shuttle driver took a different route downtown on Wednesday and I spotted this new, not yet complete mural.

I snapped this photo on Wednesday before I knew what this week's prompts were.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

My Recipe Box - Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

dash ground cloves

dash ground nutmeg

2 eggs

1 ready-to-use graham cracker crumb crust (6 oz.) GLUTEN FREE

1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping  FRESH CREAM

Heat oven to 350°F.
Prepare the crust.
Beat cream cheese, sugar, pumpkin, vanilla and spices in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs; beat just until blended.
Pour into crust.
Bake 40 min. or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours. Top with COOL WHIP  fresh cream just before serving.

Thursday Doors

Linking up at Norm's Thursday Doors.

September 2017 - Victoria BC


One a Day

September 2017 - Rapid City SD

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26. Teddy Roosevelt

One of the country's most celebrated Presidents, Theodore Roosevelt can be seen in statue form wearing his Rough Rider uniform, complete with blue polka dot kerchief, on the corner of 9th St. & Main St. Roosevelt became the 26th President at the age of 42 after the assassination of President William McKinley. Born in New York City in 1858, Roosevelt's upbringing differed greatly from that of the log cabin Presidents. After the death of his first wife and mother (they actually died the same day) Roosevelt spent two years on his ranch in the Badlands of Dakota Territory. As President, Theodore Roosevelt worked as an arbiter between labor and capital, as well ensuring the construction of the Panama Canal. Some of his greatest efforts were in the realm of conservation and the creation of the National Parks system.

Sculptor: John Lopez

06 Adams
15 Buchanan
19 Hayes

32 Roosevelt

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Weekly Travel Theme

Where's My Backpack Travel Theme - STORM

October 2017 - Toronto ON

We are having a lovely warm October but last Sunday we were suddenly hit by crazy diagonal sheets of rain which stopped so suddenly like someone had turned off the faucet.

One a Day

September 2017 - Rapid City SD

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There is no particular order to my posts.

15. James Buchanan

The 15th President is perhaps remembered more for the actions he didn't take as opposed to those that he did. Buchanan is generally thought to have not grasped the political realities of his time. It is for this reason that his sculpture shows him with his hands held behind his back, symbolizing the timidity he showed in the face of catastrophe. He stands on the corner of 9th St. & Main St. Born in 1791 in Pennsylvania, Buchanan grew to become a talented debater. While President-elect, he mistakenly thought the domestic issues of the country would simply dissipate. They didn't. In 1860 the Democratic Party split and the country moved ever closer to a civil war.

Sculptor: James Michael Maher

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Nipigon Murals

September 2017 - Nipigon ON

Racing the Train
The old Nipigon CP Railway station built in 1929, existed on mid-Front Street.
It was demolished in October 1982 despite a valiant effort to save it by a local committee.
Painted by Dan Sawatzky, July 16, 1992

This mural depicts Mr. Zechner returning with a full truck from the blueberry patches, 1937. He would make a run three times a week to a Duluth winery.

Log Drive
After WWII, the pulp and paper industry boomed & the Nipigon River was one of many area rivers used to drive logs downstream to the waiting mills.