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Washington Cherry Trees I./ Part 3

Author’s note: Before we move on to the 3rd and final chapter I need to make a slight correction and an addition to the first two parts. 3,287 more words


Washington Cherry Trees I./ Part 2

Near-Final designs

In it’s original form Design 150 had a 5”/127mm belt and eight 14”/356mm guns (nothing special so far) but could make an astinishing 35 knots with it’s 218.000 SHP and at the same time had a range of an excellent 12.000 nautical miles. 3,113 more words


Washington Cherry Trees I./ Part 1

Washington Cherrytrees


The Washington Naval Treaty of February 1922 defined the basics of warship construction and design for the next 20 years. Moreover it rearranged and then conserved the relative strength and roster of the world power navies. 3,709 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

Sometimes a wrong turn leads to finding unexpected things. I stumbled upon this kazan cherry tree and a few others when I took a right instead of a left out of a parking lot and was turning around to correct my mistake. 30 more words


Winter and Spring Tussle

Yesterday I opened the blinds to a beautiful winter day. After letting myself absorb the clear sky and the brightness of it all, my first thought was… 584 more words


Warm Winter Has Cherry Trees Blooming Way Ahead Of Schedule

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s cherry trees are starting to bloom, one month before the city’s big Cherry Blossom Festival.

Philadelphia has 2,000 cherry trees which put on a gorgeous display all over town, according to Kim Andrews, Executive Director of the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia. 101 more words