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Boardwalk: Episode 2...Attack of the Minks

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The other day, we went for a family walk on the local boardwalk. On our way back, we saw about 6 minks climb over the sea wall and start running away from us. They got to a certain point and then they were trapped by a couple who were fishing ahead of us. When we got closer, we were able to snap a few photos and here's what I got.

A Trip to Greenfield Village and Memories

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So we recently visited Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI.  During that visit, a few things I saw reminded me of podcasts that I have done. There are only two pictures below but there were a few more things I should have taken pictures of. This is the Smiths Creek train station that was on Thomas Edison's route when heading back and forth between Port Huron and Detroit. This is a steam shovel that was in a kid's play area in the village. I believe that it is modeled off of the book "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel."

Rainbows, After the Storm

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You may recall that a few episodes ago, I did an episode about rainbows.  Well, tonight, my wife and I went out for dinner while our son was at a friends house. As we were walking back to the car, there was a rainbow above Canada. What a beautiful sight! I've included some pictures below of the rainbow and the end of a double rainbow, that tried to appear. I tried to include the video since it was a full rainbow but I don't think I can add videos in here.  Also, here is a link to the YouTube video of the episode:  The Rainbow After the Storm

Cargo Ship to Armed Sloop

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On a recent trip to Mackinaw City, MI, my family and I saw a mast poking out over the top of a restaurant.  Well, we walked across the street and we saw a tall ship, or at least something that looked like one.  As we got closer, we could see that it wasn't a tall ship but a smaller version. After looking at the ship, I went in search of some info. If you click on the name of the boat that follows, it will take you to an article I found with some great information about the " Welcome ."

Redwing and Yellow Wing

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In addition to the podcast with the same name, which can be found here , here are two links to a website published by Cornell University with identification of each bird and other information provided.  Clicking on the pictures will take you to each respective website. Redwing Blackbird Yellow Wing the Flicker (Northern Flicker)