Friday, March 30, 2007
In December of 1999 while in the hospital with my heart attack Beth brought me a 6" Azalea plant to brighten up my CCU room. I have nurtured that Azalea through the years and it has become a beautiful addition to our front gardens.
Here it is in full bloom yesterday.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Converted from her basic fleet boat configuration to a streamlined fast underwater submarine known as a GUPPY (Greater Underwater Propulsion Project) type 1A in 1951, Becuna served during the Korean War and Vietnam conflict in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Berthed at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, the boat now serves as an educational resource and tourist attraction with the cruiser Olympia.
The oldest steel-hulled American warship afloat, Olympia served as Commodore George Dewey's flagship during the Battle of Manila Bay on May 1, 1898. In that engagement, Spanish naval forces in the Philippines were handed a smashing defeat, securing the Philippines for the United States and embarking the nation on an expanded role as a major force in not only the Pacific, but also world affairs. The cruiser was born out of a program of ships for the "New Navy" of the 1880s and 1890s designed to correct the deficiencies of a weakened and neglected naval force. This program was directly responsible for the rise of the steel shipbuilding industry of the United States. Olympia is the last remaining ship built during that program and the sole surviving naval combatant of the Spanish-American War.
For more visit: http://www.phillyseaport.org/ships_olympia.shtml
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Sunday, March 04, 2007
After two days and a lot of wood working by Chris and I our bunny Lola has a new house.
Lola's new house features wheels so it can be taken outside, a seperate sleeping hutch, a stairway to a second floor hutch, central heat and air, electric lights and feeding station. She is one happy bunny.
Chris and I will make some last minute modification next weekend to add a feeding door and some hanging toys.
Friday, March 02, 2007
A perennial nationally ranked power, BU races against the best competition anywhere. In the Fall, the Terriers compete in the Head of the Charles, the Head of the Connecticut, the Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill, the Yale Invitational and the Foot of the Charles. In the Spring, BU races in the EARC (Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges) against the finest crews in the United States, which culminates at the EARC Sprints ("Eastern Sprints"), the IRA Regatta and the Royal Henley Regatta. Many of the athletes go on to compete internationally.