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Favourite Camping Memories...by Geoff Brookes

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Favourite Camping Memories

Waking up in the night, at Rushing River (North-western Ontario), to witness the amazing night sky. There is nothing in this world as amazing as billions of stars on a perfectly clear night. 185 more words

Prose

Gesso-Like Texture on Wallpaper

This wallpaper has a wonderful texture, something like an artist’s gesso on a canvas painting. When light hits it from the side, as in the 2nd photo, you can really see the thickness and texture. 128 more words

Teens Charged for Alleged Vandalism, Arson at Christian School

(CLEAR LAKE, TX) — A school in Clear Lake was vandalized and burned, and five teenagers are facing serious charges.

According to police, profanity was spray-painted throughout… 158 more words

Local

Local herd of deer infected with fatal disease

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – A local herd of deer has fallen victim to a fatal disease.

Conservation officers with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have been working to stop the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) for a number of years. 193 more words

Iowa

Community comes together for The Barrel Drive-In

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – It was all hands on deck Monday afternoon as the Clear Lake community came together to give The Barrel Drive-In a fresh new look. 142 more words

Iowa

Ink Is an Enemy of Wallpaper!

The Sheetrock on this job has a lot of tears, so to get it ready for wallpaper, I am skim-floating it, to smooth it. The horizontal red line and the red numbers you see are where someone wrote on the wall in red ink, way back in the ’60’s when this Clear Lake home was built. 238 more words

Surf's Up--2

Last week I posted about our winter time visit to The Surf Ballroom and Museum in Clear Lake, Iowa.   It is a pretty amazing place but I saved the best part, in my humble opinion, for this post. 175 more words

Photography