Archive | December 21, 2019



Fancy Nancy Pigloesi wants to run the Senate.


The Editor:  Is this the end of the world or what, LL ?

Revelations Cat:  I don’t know, but the magnetic pole is moving.  The dems say Trump gave it to Putin.

A new deep spot on land is discovered.

The Department of Justice is trying to end the Jeffrey Epstein murder.  It is taking a bad turn.  The missing Epstein videos are with Obama’s college records.

The end is very near for Boeing, bankruptcy is around the corner.

Don’t believe this article, The Sphinx reported on 12-13-19 that Santa is at Gwyen’s house inspecting toys.

The Supremes rule on the homeless.

Here is a free business, you can get away from the aggravation.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Solstice to Solstice Solargraph Timelapse
Image Credit & Copyright: Sam Cornwell

Explanation: The 2019 December Solstice, on the first day of winter in planet Earth’s northern hemisphere and summer in the south, is at 4:19 Universal Time December 22. That’s December 21 for North America, though. Celebrate with a timelapse animation of the Sun’s seasonal progression through the sky. It was made with solargraph images from an ingenious array of 27 pinhole cameras. The first frame from the Solarcan camera matrix was recorded near December 21, 2018. The last frame in the series finished near June 21, 2019, the northern summer solstice. All 27 camera exposures were started at the same time, with a camera covered and removed from the array once a week. Viewed consecutively the pinhole camera pictures accumulate the traces of the Sun’s daily path from winter (bottom) to summer (top) solstice. Traces of the Sun’s path are reflected by the foreground Williestruther Loch, in the Scottish Borders. Just select the image or follow this link to play the entire 27 frame (gif) timelapse.

Tomorrow’s picture: a year of sky

Staats Mill Covered Bridge

WGN 48-18-04 – Staats Mill CB – West Virginia- built in 1888 by Henry Hartley in Jackson Co. spanning a pond in Cedar Lakes Conf. Cntr. 1 span, 97 ft. long, Brown trusses

Closed to vehicular traffic. Myrtle Auvil’s “Covered Bridges of West Virginia” listed the construction date as 1882. According to the West Virginia Department of Transportation, the bridge originally crossing Tug Fork of Big Mill Creek in Jackson County, was built in 1888 by Henry Hartley at a cost of $1,788.35. As part of a 1982 flood control project, the Statts Mill Covered Bridge was relocated to the Cedar Lakes FFA-FHA Conference Center near the Fairplain Interchange off I-77, three miles from its original site, in 1983. Reconstructed across one of the conference center’s ponds at a cost of $104,000, it now serves campers and other pedestrians at the center. Coordinates of the original location are approximate.