Saturday, October 13, 2018

Pic(k) of the Week: Whole Note

Whole Note

The The Big 9 was once the prime African-American enterprise and entertainment district in Chattanooga, Tennessee. And the Whole Note Restaurant and Lounge was once one of that neighborhood's premier African-American music clubs.

Now renamed the Martin Luther King District, the area shows signs of revitalization. In what form remains to be seen.

In the photo, taken 6 October 2018, a man walks in front of the now-abandoned club.

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Saturday, October 06, 2018

Pic(k) of the Week: Dahlia in black & white.

Dahlia in black & white

Hello, Dahlia!

Up close and personal, like an anemone on dry land. 30 September 2018.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Pic(k) of the Week: Pub prisms

Pub prisms

The colors of beer, or, at least, of a pub in the afternoon sun.

In Decatur, Georgia, on 22 September 2018 ... in the late afternoon.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Pic(k) of the Week: Clouds on the hills

Clouds on the hills (02)

Autumn begins today in the Northern Hemisphere. On the U.S. East Coast, that'll be at 9:54 tonight.
The autumnal equinox—also called the September or fall equinox—is the astronomical start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere.

Why is it called an equinox? The word comes from the Latin aequus, meaning “equal” and nox, meaning “night.”

During the equinox, the Sun crosses what we call the “celestial equator.” Imagine a line that marks the equator on Earth extending up into the sky above the equator from north to south. Earth’s two hemispheres receive the Sun’s rays about equally. The Sun is overhead at noon as seen from the equator, so at this point, the amount of nighttime and daytime (sunlight) are roughly equal to each other.
The Old Farmer's Almanac

As to the photo: late summer clouds were feeling the changing season, hanging low over the hills in Blue Ridge, Georgia, on 8 September 2018. I took the photo. panning from a moving car...but from the passenger side.

Summer ends; autumn begins; winter looms.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Two draught beers diverged in a pub; and the GABF.

Which one did I choose?
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two draught beers diverged in a pub, and I—
I took the one less commonly favored,
And that has made all the difference.

With apologies to Robert Frost, but which one did I choose? Either way, on to the news.

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Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival officially begins tomorrow (Thursday, 20 September 2018) in Denver, Colorado, and continues through Saturday (22 September). The GABF is both a festival and a competition, the latter in which judges putatively select the best beers in America in 102 (!?) 'style' categories. First held in 1982, this is the 37th annual GABF. Murk will be a big winner.


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