Trussville sunrise

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An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

~Henry David Thoreau

 

 

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Pumpkins

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“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!”
― Rainbow RowellAttachments

 

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Kentuck Artfest

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The 43rd Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts takes place this year on October 18th and 19th, from 9AM to 5PM. http://www.kentuck.org/festival.html

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Sunset on Trussville Alabama

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Now, everybody always says there’s no ‘I’ in team, but there is an ‘I’ in win, because the individuals make the team what it is, and how they think and what they do is important to the team. So when you act like the individual is not important, well, it is damn important who these people are and what they are.

~Nick Saban
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Sensets on the mountain

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When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

~Mahatma Gandhi
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Finish

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#5k, #mudrun, #funrun, #obstaclecourse, #sport, #sports, #active, #fun, #fit, #fitness, #instasport, #gym, #training, #workout, #excercise, #somuchfun, #TAGSTAGRAM .COM, #crowd, #train, #justdoit, #health, #fitspo, #healthy, #gameday, #win, #winner, #score, #pantherrun,
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Alabama

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#Alabama, #RollTide, #CrimsonTide, #Crimson, #CrimsonandWhite, #BAMA, #BamaGirl, #RTR, #SEC, #rolltideroll, #YellowHammer, #UAlabama, #floridagators, #RammerJammer, #olemiss, #roadto16, #razorbacks, #texasam, #vols, #lsutigers, #hailstate, #auburntigers, #BlakeSims, #AmariCooper, #NickSaban

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King of Pain

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King of Pain

There’s a little black spot on the sun today
It’s the same old thing as yesterday
There’s a black hat caught in a high tree top
There’s a flag pole rag and the wind won’t stop
That’s my soul up there.
I have stood here before in the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running ’round my brain.
I guess I’m always hoping that you’ll end this reign,
But it’s my destiny to be the king of pain

 

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Cousins

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We’ve had cloning in the South for years. It’s called cousins. ~Robin Williams

 

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International Talk Like a Pirate Day

 

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Argh mateys! In celebration of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Krispy Kreme is bringing back its annual promotion, giving away free food to customers in the U.S. and Canada who participate in the swashbuckling holiday Friday. “Avast mateys! Thar be a fine bounty fer ye at our shops,” Krispy Kreme said.

So how do you get a Krispy Kreme freebie? While there’s no secret code or coupon needed, Krispy Kreme customers are required to talk like a pirate, or dress like a pirate to score a free doughnut. Participants who talk like a pirate will receive one free original glazed doughnut. Those who wear three of more pirate-like items will receive one free dozen of original glazed doughnuts. Qualifying garb includes an eye patch, pirate hat, pirate flag, bandana, peg leg, parrot on the shoulder, loose white shirt, silver/gold necklaces and earrings, pirate hook, pointy black boots and ragged brown sandals are valid. Real weapons are prohibited.
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Here Kitty Kitty Kitty

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What does a 300 pound mouse say?  HERE KITTY KITTY KITTY

 

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Cajun Shrimp Boil

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This easy shrimp boil combines potatoes and corn with sliced sausages and shrimp to create a flavorful one-pot meal. Bay seasoning, a fragrant blend of herbs and spices, enhances the taste.

Ingredients:

  • 6 Tbs. Old Bay or other crab boil seasoning
  • 2 large yellow onions, quartered
  • 1 garlic head, unpeeled and halved crosswise
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 2 lb. small red-skinned potatoes
  • 4 ears of corn, each cut into thirds
  • 1 1/2 lb. smoked pork or chicken sausages, cut into slices 1 inch thick
  • 3 lb. large shrimp, unpeeled and tails intact

Directions:

Simmer the potatoes
Fill a large pot with water and set over high heat. Add the Old Bay seasoning, onions, garlic and lemons and bring to a boil. Add the potatoes, reduce the heat to low and simmer until the potatoes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cook the shrimp
Add the corn and sausages to the pot and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the shrimp, cover and let stand until opaque, about 4 minutes. Drain all the ingredients in a colander, then return them to the pot or a large serving bowl and serve immediately. Serves 6.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Food Made Fast Series, One Pot, by Carrolyn Carreño (Oxmoor House, 2008).

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Start where you are Use what you have Do what you can

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Recycle Alabama / it’s easy – http://www.aeconline.org/recycling/where

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DOF

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In optics, particularly as it relates to film and photographydepth of field (DOF) is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene that appear acceptably sharp in an image. Although a lens can precisely focus at only one distance at a time, the decrease in sharpness is gradual on each side of the focused distance, so that within the DOF, the unsharpness is imperceptible under normal viewing conditions.

In some cases, it may be desirable to have the entire image sharp, and a large DOF is appropriate. In other cases, a small DOF may be more effective, emphasizing the subject while de-emphasizing the foreground and background. In cinematography, a large DOF is often called deep focus, and a small DOF is often called shallow focus.

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Happy Sunday

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