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Plantation Lane

In the early 1800’s much of the wealth and culture of the US was centered around large southern plantations. Enormous amounts of goods were shipped to Europe from the port cities. 122 more words

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How My @BBMobile #KEYone Battery Blew Me Away!!

I have had my KEYone since May so I have already been accustomed to how great the battery life is on this phone. However, this past weekend it proved it’s worth once again. 209 more words

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Antipasti

今日の夕食は、イタリアンのアンティパスト(前菜類)数種類をメインとしていただきました。前菜類はお野菜を使ったものが多いので好きなものが多いですし、あれこれ少しずつといういただき方も好み。イタリア料理は前菜とパスタは好きですが、メインで好きなものと言えばフィレンツェで有名なステーキ(フロレンティーナ)ぐらいであまり食べたいと思うものがないので、イタリアで食事をするときは前菜類とパスタ、や前菜類だけあれこれいただくことがほとんど。前菜だけでも嫌な顔をされたことはありませんし、十分満足。ただ、昔はイタリアでは前菜類がずらっと並んだレストランでよく食事をしたものですが、最近は余りそういうレストランを見かけない気がします。

Today’s dinner was Italian Style Antipasti (but as a main).  I like antipasti and pasta in Italy rather than the main, I don’t like Italian main dishes very much but love starters and pasta.  115 more words

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Garden light in August...

The light changes in August, and so does the feel of the garden. The days have begun to shorten and the sun is lower in the sky.

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Pershing at the Front (by poet Arthur Guiterman) a student recitation favorite...

Back in the day students were required to memorize poems and recite them in class.  For most the process was torture—memorizing a poem from a list of “suggested” poems, working up the nerve to stand up in front of the class for the recitation, and enduring the embarrassment from  snickers of buddies in the audience. 452 more words

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Butterfly conservation boost...

Some of Britain’s rarest butterflies are booming at National Trust sites, a new report has found. The study, led by charity Butterfly Conservation, revealed that rare species like Marsh Fritillary are bucking nationwide declines, with these ‘habitat specialist’ butterflies seeing their numbers grow by a tenth at National Trust sites since 1992.

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They are a bit impatient.

We waited to go outside until the sun had risen this morning, it was just enough warm, 10C (50F) and a wind was blowing so not a fly was out to annoy us :-) The wind kept getting stronger all the time though but it was really nice when coming out of reach for it. 533 more words

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