Thursday, October 31, 2019

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The Huntington museum and Gardens
Los Angeles

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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The Huntington museum and Gardens
Los Angeles

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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The Huntington Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles

Monday, October 28, 2019

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Cactus garden at the Huntington Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles

Sunday, October 27, 2019

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Cactus garden at the Huntington Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles

Saturday, October 26, 2019

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The Huntington Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles

Friday, October 25, 2019

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The Huntington Museum and Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles

Thursday, October 24, 2019

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The last two of the bridge at the Japanese gardens in the Huntington Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles


Now on to the rest of the Japanese Gardens, then the rest of the place (it is worth a visit).

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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The Huntington Museum and Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Curly Howard (October 22, 1903 – January 18, 1952)


Curly Howard's grave
Home of Peace Cemetery
Los Angeles

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The Huntington Museum and Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles

Monday, October 21, 2019

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The Huntington Museum and Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles

Sunday, October 20, 2019

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The Huntington Museum and Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles

Saturday, October 19, 2019

I do not get scared in Halloween. This one does scare me. Yikes!

If you’re not familiar with SIM swap fraud, prepare to be terrified.

This scam, also known as port-out or SIM splitting fraud, allows criminals to hijack your cell phone number. Once they have your number, the bad guys can clean out your financial accounts, confiscate your email, delete your data and take over your social media profiles.

In ‘SIM Swap,’ Criminals Really Have Your Number https://www.nerdwallet.com/article/finance/sim-swap-criminals-really-number

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The Huntington Museum and Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles

Friday, October 18, 2019

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The Huntington Museum and Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles

Thursday, October 17, 2019

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The Huntington Museum and Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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The Huntington Museum and Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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The Huntington Museum and Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles

Monday, October 14, 2019

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The Huntington Museum and Botanical Gardens
Los Angeles

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Temple)
Photography is not allowed inside the Temple we saw the last few days. Instead, they have a separate structure with a store and classrooms for learning which you can see here.

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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Chino Hills, CA

Monday, October 07, 2019

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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Chino Hills,CA

Sunday, October 06, 2019

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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Chino Hills, CA

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Friday, October 04, 2019

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Pterosaurs Were Monsters of the Mesozoic Skies

A fascinating look at Pterosaurs. Hard to imagine the strange anatomy of these reptiles (note: they are not dinosaurs) or the fact that they really could fly.
Pterosaurs were the first vertebrate creatures to evolve powered flight and conquer the air—long before birds took wing. They prevailed for more than 160 million years before vanishing along with the nonbird dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period, around 66 million years ago. In that time, they evolved some of the most extreme anatomical adaptations of any animal, living or extinct. The smallest of these aerial predators was the size of a sparrow. The largest had a wingspan that rivaled that of an F-16 fighter jet. Many possessed heads larger than their bodies, making them, in essence, flying jaws of death. Pterosaurs patrolled every ocean and continent on Earth. No animal in the Mesozoic would have been safe from their gaze.
Unlike dinosaurs, which are survived today by birds, pterosaurs left behind no living descendants. As a result, all that paleontologists know about pterosaurs comes from the fossil record. And that record has been frustratingly fragmentary, leaving us with just a glimmer of their former glory and a host of questions about their bizarre anatomy and ill fate. Paleontologists have scratched their heads over these mysteries for decades. Now new fossil discoveries, combined with mathematical modeling methods in which anatomical structures are simplified just enough that equations of physical properties can be applied to get best estimates of strength, weight, speed, and so forth, are finally generating insights. And what scientists are finding is that pterosaurs were even more extraordinary than we ever imagined

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pterosaurs-were-monsters-of-the-mesozoic-skies/

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The Fillmore (aka The Jackie Gleason Theater for Performing Arts)
Miami Beach