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Nuts and Bolts

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***** I don't know the artist or the name of the work, but it reminds of nuts and bolts.  *****

Male Bonding

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Multi-Tasking

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***** I like this picture, there is so much going on. We have our construction crew, the heavy equipment, fisherman, and rock hounds and explorers. This was taken before the two sections of the dam were removed last week. *****

Construction Zone

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***** So I guess the river is 'officially' a construction zone.  Because of the Georgia Power dam at Goat Rock north of the current restoration work, the waters can rise rapidly when they start generating power. Anyone out on the rocks can get easily stranded, and ultimately drown in the river. Another reason to keep people out of the riverbed is so that Native American artifacts don't get picked up by the general population before the  archeologists can get down there. Also, they are expecting to find a few interesting things on the Alabama side of the river from the 'gangsta' days in Phenix City. Sleepy little town was quite corrupt back in the day. ***** This is my contribution for signs, signs. *****

Woof

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***** This is Bear. He was at the river to watch the detonation too.  ***** The Samoyed takes its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. The nomadic reindeer herders bred these  dogs to help with herding and to pull sleds when they moved. An alternate name for the breed, especially in Europe, is Bjelkier. ***** Bear is probably wishing he was in Siberia on this day.  Photo by TOM. *****

After and Before

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***** The top shot is from today. The bottom shot was 8 Nov 11. ***** *****

Birds of a Feather ...

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***** ... flock together for the second detonation of the E&P dam. This bald eagle flew into the area seconds before the detonation. As bystanders, we were conflicted about what we should be shooting. On this occasion, it paid to have two cameras on hand. Today's blast took a 75 foot section to the right of the blast on Wednesday. The remaining 50 foot section will be removed with heavy equipment.  ***** *****

Migratory Birds ...

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***** ... land in Columbus. Cormorants near the P&E Mill complex. *****

New Sculpture in Uptown

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***** This link will take you to the artist website.  ***** *****

Silver and Blue

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***** At the Eagle and Phenix Mill Complex

The River is Flowing

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***** Well, at least some of it is. The first 50 foot section was detonated at the Eagle and Phenix Mill complex today. The second larger section is scheduled for Sunday morning between 10 and 1. Today's implosion consisted of 20 charges that detonated 1/20,0000 seconds apart. I arrived at 1:00 to get a good seat for the show. They had a band playing and vendors selling goods. Some felt it was a bit anti-climatic, I guess they were hoping for a bigger "B-O-O-M. For me, it was just another step toward the final goal of returning the Chattahoochee to a natural flow. Stay tuned for more. I plan to attend Sunday's show as well.  ***** ***** ***** ***** *****  *****

BlueGrass

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***** Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music and a sub-genre of country music. It has mixed roots in Scottish, English, and Irish traditional music. Bluegrass was inspired by the music of Appalachia, and was influenced by the music of African-Americans through incorporation of jazz elements. ***** I will be siting in this vicinity at 3:00 tomorrow when they breech the Phenix & Eagle dam. This location is approximately 1/3 of a mile from the blast area, but is as close as you will be able to get. I hope to get at least one good shot of the water coming thru the breech. *****

College Hill Bear Trail

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***** Ocmulgee Bear: Part of the College Hill Bear Trail in Macon, GA The trail currently consists of 6 bears painted by local professional artists in an effort to get Maconites and visitors to walk the city. You can see some of the other bears on the The World This Week blog here and here. Ocmulgee Bear in is Washington Park.

Cherry Blossom

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***** Cherry Blossoms Macon reportedly has 300,000 Yoshino Cherry trees and proclaims the title as 'Cherry Blossom Capital of the World'. The blossoms are white and soft pink, which you can see a bit of in the top shot. The trees are very sculptural (below) and make a wonderful centerpiece in your garden. They can grow quite tall, with a max height of about 40 feet. ***** *****

Joshua Cup Coffee

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***** We took a drive to Macon for the 30th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival. We had high hopes for a beautiful bloom on the trees, but we were pre-peak. Last year we were post-peak. In fact, the trees had very few blossoms at all. Additionally, I wrongly assumed that the craft vendors would be in downtown Macon (like last year) and I was wrong about that too. Anyway, it was a beautiful day and I had a great Vanilla Latte at the Joshua Cup Coffee shop. *****