Daily Archives: September 23, 2016

Day and Night lines on Earth

Day and Night lines on Earth


Happy 1st day of Autumn.  Fall colors dominate the sunrise.Photo taken in Boynton Beach,FL

Deer with heart shaped antlers

Deer with heart shaped antlers


Ladybug ~ water drops :) One word for this photo please?

Spanish Steps, Rome

Spanish Steps Rome

Today’s Holiday:Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival is California’s oldest wine festival, held since the late 1890s in Sonoma, the cradle of the state’s wine industry. It is located in Sonoma Valley, which Jack London made famous as the “Valley of the Moon.” In the 1850s, Hungarian nobleman Count Agoston Haraszthy planted thousands of cuttings from European grape vines to establish the Buena Vista Winery, now the state’s oldest premium winery. The three-day festival includes wine tastings, parades, live music, a blessing of the grapes, a firemen’s water fight, and grape stomps.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Mickey Rooney (1920)

Today’s Birthday:
Mickey Rooney (1920)

Rooney was an American actor who began his career when he was just 17 months old, as part of his family’s vaudeville act, and made his film debut at 6. He went on to star in 50 RKO short comedies, and his diminutive size allowed him to play boys until he was nearly 30. From 1937, he played the cocky, energetic Andy Hardy in a series of popular films, often teamed with Judy Garland. In 1983, he received an honorary Academy Award for lifetime achievement. What was Rooney’s name at birth?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:The Concordat of Worms (1122)

This Day in History:
The Concordat of Worms (1122)

The Concordat of Worms was an agreement reached by Pope Calixtus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V that put an end to the first phase of the power struggle between Rome and what was becoming the Holy Roman Empire. Under its terms, the king was recognized as having the right to invest bishops “by the lance” but not “by ring and staff,” meaning he could grant them secular but not sacred authority. What message about the divine right of kings did the concordat convey?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Miguel de Cervantes

Quote of the Day:
Miguel de Cervantes

There are two sorts of beauty, one of the mind, the other of the body; that of the mind displays and exhibits itself in intelligence, in modesty, in honorable conduct, in generosity, in good breeding…and when it is this sort of beauty…that is the attraction, love is apt to spring up suddenly and violently.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:What Lights the Firefly

Article of the Day:
What Lights the Firefly

Commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs, the carnivorous beetles of the family Lampyridae are named for their use of bioluminescence when attracting mates or prey. Fireflies are capable of producing red, yellow, or green “cold light” containing no ultraviolet or infrared rays. Approximately 90% of the energy used in the process is converted to visible light—compared to 10% for incandescent electric bulbs, which emit the remainder of their energy as heat. How do fireflies produce their light?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:deponent

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) A person who testifies or gives a deposition.
Synonyms: testifier
Usage: In the taking of legal oaths, for instance, deponents seem to enjoy themselves mightily when they come to several good words in succession.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch