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Mar. 5, 2019  Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras)  Click here for more info 
Mardi Gras (means "Fat Tuesday" in French, Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday) Letter: 61  I 112 | レター: 61  I  112   For example, Mardi Gras, New Orleans, LA    1  |   2
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Mar. 6, 2019  Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) Click here for more info    Ashes to ashes, dust to dust “Remember, man, that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return”
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April 14, 2019 (Palm Sunday) - April 21, 2019 (Easter)  Holy Week (The week before Easter): Palm Sunday (パーム -- シュロの葉 --日曜日), Holy Thursday (or Maundy Thursday): (Living Last Supper 最後の晩餐再現、The Last Supper Ice Sculpture 彫刻、The Last Supper in Chocolate チョコレート), Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday Letter | レター  51, 61, 71, 76, 112, 114, 118, 119, 187, 191  Easter Photos

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15428 190420  It's a gorgeous spring day.   
Nature Notes from Tammy's Bird Walk @ Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, MN, April 20, 2019
a Song Sparrow (calls), a male Cardinal (calls), Goldfinches, a Cowbird?, Sharp-shinned Hawk?, Turkey Vultures, a flock of about 10 Cormorants flying by, a flock of about 100 White Pelicans (So Cool, FOY) flying in circles, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Red-winged Blackbirds (calls), a Hermit Thrush, Sapsucker's holes in a horizontal row on a pine tree
, Canada Geese, Blue Jay calls, Turkeys (calls), 
a Chipmunk (FOY)
Chorus Frog calls
In bloom: Snow Trillium (FOY),
Skunk Cabbage (FOY)?, Hepatica (FOY)?
Trout Lily leaves appearing in the woodland area


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Nature Notes from Kris’ Walk @ Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, MN, April 16, 2019
Blue Jays, a Cardinal, a Downy Woodpecker pair making a nest hole, a Hermit Thrush, Blue-winged Teals (FOY), a male Northern Shoveler (FOY), Mallards, a flock of about 10 Cormorants (FOY) flying overhead in a V formation, a Blue Heron?, Turkeys, Robins, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, a Yellow-rumped Warbler, Grackles (FOY), an Osprey (FOY) flying by, a Fox Sparrow, a Flicker?,
Lake Harriet:  Loons, Buffleheads, a raft of about 100 Coots (FOY), Horned Grebes (FOY), Red-breasted Mergansers, Ring-billed Gulls,

Nature Notes  2019

15426 190419 
The Producers (musical) - Wikipedia  April 19, 2001
The Producers - Original Broadway Cast - Chicago Tryouts 2001 - Keep It Gay - YouTube

The Producers (2005) - IMDb

Musical 

15425 190419  77 PHOTOS YOU MUST SEE BEFORE YOU DIE - RARE HISTORICAL IMAGES - YouTube

15424 190419  My Big Fat Greek Wedding released - Apr 19, 2002 - HISTORY.com
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) - IMDb
Nia Vardalos - Wikipedia 
born September 24, 1962, a Canadian-American actress, screenwriter, and producer of Greek descent.
born September 24, 1962    Nia Vardalos
Canada

15423 190418  San Francisco earthquake - Apr 18, 1906 - HISTORY.com
Enrico Caruso survives the San Francisco earthquake - Apr 18, 1906 - HISTORY.com
The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake - YouTube

Flying over the San Andreas Fault in California - YouTube  "This is a great video!"
San Andreas Fault (Discovery Channel) - YouTube
San Andreas Fault Tour near Wrightwood - YouTube
San Andreas Fault - Wikipedia
What if The San Andreas Fault Ruptured Tomorrow? - YouTube
List of earthquakes in California - Wikipedia
San Andreas (2015) - IMDb
San Andreas Fault Through Carrizo Plain - YouTube
16 Things to Do at Carrizo Plain National Monument [2018]  National Parks [and more]
Carrizo Plain, California
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15422 190418  Best Botanical Garden Winners 2018: 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards
Longwood Gardens - Kennett Square, PA  2  Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - Chaska, MN  3  Missouri Botanical Garden*  - St. Louis, MO
Collection Connection: John Muir – Discover + Share
John Muir - Wikipedia  April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914, also known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks", an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States of America.
America  |  Park & Nature Center

15421 190417     born April 17, 1837    J.P. Morgan
The Rise of J. P. Morgan Video - J.P. Morgan - HISTORY.com

J. P. Morgan - Wikipedia  John Pierpont "J.P." Morgan, April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913, an American financier and banker who dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during his time. In 1892, Morgan arranged the merger of Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston Electric Company to form General Electric. He was instrumental in the creation of the United States Steel Corporation.
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15420 190417  Underrated American Cities List of Up-and-Coming US Cities  Ranker
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15419 190417  The World’s 30 Top-Earning Musicians 2018 – Forbes
Music 

15418 190417  Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Mahomes Next 'Money' QB at $45 Million a Year? Bleacher Report Latest News, Videos and Highlights
How Russell Wilson, Seahawks got historic extension done - NBC Sports
Sports  2019

15417 190416-0417  Coronations, requiems, liberations, Notre-Dame’s bells have tolled for them all  France24
Notre-Dame de Paris - Wikipedia
Notre Dame Cathedral fire may have been caused by electrical problem: report - YouTube  CBS

Notre Dame Priceless artefacts saved from blaze - BBC News - YouTube
Notre-Dame blaze 24 hours that rocked Paris and shocked the world  France24
13 Movies That Featured The Notre Dame Cathedral — MEGA


15416 190416  Ice-out: April 9, 2019 Lake Harriet*, Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Lake Ice Out Dates - Minnesota DNR  As long as we observed, Lake Harriet was about 50% ice-covered as of April 9, 2019, around noon.
Ice-outs
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15415 190416  3rd Monday   Boston Marathon  Home | Boston Athletic Association
Boston Marathon 2019 Men's elite ends with epic photo finish NBC Sports - YouTube

Boston Marathon 2019 Women's Elite Worknesh Degefa cruises to win NBC Sports - YouTube
Boston Marathon - Wikipedia

List of winners of the Boston Marathon - Wikipedia
Marathons
Sports  2019

15414 190416  The 50 Best American Foods From All 50 States | Eat This Not That
America  |  Foods

15413 190415  Photos from Kris' Walk @ Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, MN, April 9, 2019
Photo 
1  Red-breasted Merganser courtship display  |  2a / 2b  Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers  |  3a  Two Rusty Blackbirds  |  3b  Rusty Blackbird (Front View)  |  3c  Rusty Blackbird (Side View)  |  4a/4b  Loon's Green Neck Collar
Nature Notes 
2019 
15395 190409-0415  Nature Notes  April 9, 2019, Kris' Walk @ Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, MN
Photo  2a / 2b  Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers  (FOY), 4a/4b  Loon's Green Neck Collar; Loons (FOY), Red-breasted Mergansers*, Ring-billed Gulls on ice, a Robin (calls), Blue Jays (calls), Cardinal calls, Crows, a Turkey flying, Rusty Blackbirds**, a Downy Woodpecker pair, a Turkey Vulture flying in circles, a Goldeneye?, a Yellow-rumped Warbler?, a Fox Sparrow?, Red-winged Blackbirds (calls), Mallards, Canada Geese, 
a Gray Squirrel
a Mourning Cloak butterfly (FOY)

*  Photo  1  Red-breasted Merganser courtship display
We think we saw
Red-breasted Mergansers Displaying - YouTube
Red-breasted Merganser courtship display - YouTube
**  3a  Two Rusty Blackbirds  |  3b  Rusty Blackbird (Front View)  |  3c  Rusty Blackbird (Side View) 
Ice-out occurred*;  As long as we observed, Lake Harriet was about 50% ice-covered as of April 9, 2019, around noon.
Minnesota Lake Ice Out Dates - Minnesota DNR

15412 190414  These Chinese cities depend on dwindling resources. Can they survive?  National Geographic, March 29, 2019

15411 190414  Jesus triumphant entry into Jerusalem [Palm Sunday] - YouTube
Palm Sunday 2019 Trailer - YouTube
Pope Palm Sunday: Jesus destroys triumphalism by his Passion - Vatican News
  April 14, 2019
April 14, 2019 (Palm Sunday) - April 21, 2019 (Easter)  Holy Week (The week before Easter): Palm Sunday (パーム -- シュロの葉 --日曜日), Holy Thursday (or Maundy Thursday): (Living Last Supper 最後の晩餐再現、The Last Supper Ice Sculpture 彫刻、The Last Supper in Chocolate チョコレート), Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday Letter | レター  51, 61, 71, 76, 112, 114, 118, 119, 187, 191  Easter Photos

15410 190414  Top 10 TV Shows of All Time - YouTube

15409 190414  Tiger Woods wins The 2019 Masters SportsCenter - YouTube
15400 190411-0413  April 11-14, 2019  The Masters 2019 - Masters Golf, Augusta Masters, Masters Leaderboard, Masters scores, When is the Masters, Golf, Augusta Georgia, Masters Tournament, Tiger Woods
Masters Tournament
Tiger Woods two strokes back of the lead at The Masters heading into the final round SportsCenter - YouTube  Round 3
Security guard makes contact with Tiger Woods at the Masters CBS Sports - YouTube  Round 2
Tiger Woods' First Round In Three Minutes - YouTube
2019 Masters - Friday Midday Highlights - YouTube
Golf Majors
Sports  2019

15408 190413  AZURE Vapor Tracers over Norway  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  April 8, 2019
Astronomy

15407 190413  First Image of a Black Hole Google Doodle - YouTube
The first image of a black hole A three minute guide - YouTube
Black hole - Wikipedia 
first image released by the Event Horizon Telescope (April 10, 2019).
First Horizon Scale Image of a Black Hole 
"Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  April 11, 2019
Astronomy
 
15406 190413  Cyberbullying: ′There are no safe spaces anymore′  Deutsche Welle, April 12, 2019

15405 190413  Garlic Could Help Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Study Says  Daily Meal

15404 190413  Watch Full Episodes | The Masked Singer Season 1 on FOX
The Masked Singer (U.S. TV series) - Wikipedia
The Monster Performs Stay With Me Season 1 Ep. 8 THE MASKED SINGER - YouTube
Lion Performs California Dreamin' Season 1 THE MASKED SINGER - YouTube
Rabbit Performs Wake Me Up Season 1 Ep. 4 THE MASKED SINGER - YouTube
Music

15400 190411-0413  April 11-14, 2019  The Masters 2019 - Masters Golf, Augusta Masters, Masters Leaderboard, Masters scores, When is the Masters, Golf, Augusta Georgia, Masters Tournament, Tiger Woods
Masters Tournament
Tiger Woods two strokes back of the lead at The Masters heading into the final round SportsCenter - YouTube  Round 3
Security guard makes contact with Tiger Woods at the Masters CBS Sports - YouTube  Round 2
Tiger Woods' First Round In Three Minutes - YouTube
2019 Masters - Friday Midday Highlights - YouTube
Golf Majors
Sports  2019

15403 190412  Weekend Box Office Results for April 5-7, 2019 - Box Office Mojo
1 Shazam! (2019) - IMDb  2  Pet Sematary (2019) - IMDb  3  Dumbo (2019) - IMDb
Pet Sematary - Wikipedia 
a 1983 horror novel by American writer Stephen King.

15402 190412  Gmail turns 15  April 1, 2004 - April 1, 2019
Gmail - Wikipedia
Email - Wikipedia

15401 190412  April 12, 2019
What Is Bauhaus? Facts and Quotes About Influential German Design School Celebrated in Google Doodle  Newsweek
Bauhaus Movement , 100th Anniversary of Bauhaus Movement Google Doodle - YouTube
Bauhaus - Wikipedia  The Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known as the Bauhaus, was a
German art school operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught.
Bauhaus: Design in a Nutshell (3-6) - YouTube

Art

15400 190411-0413  April 11-14, 2019  The Masters 2019 - Masters Golf, Augusta Masters, Masters Leaderboard, Masters scores, When is the Masters, Golf, Augusta Georgia, Masters Tournament, Tiger Woods
Masters Tournament
Tiger Woods two strokes back of the lead at The Masters heading into the final round SportsCenter - YouTube  Round 3
Security guard makes contact with Tiger Woods at the Masters CBS Sports - YouTube  Round 2
Tiger Woods' First Round In Three Minutes - YouTube
2019 Masters - Friday Midday Highlights - YouTube
Golf Majors
Sports  2019

15399 190411  A humanitarian crisis emerges as ISIS falls in northern Syria  National Geographic
ISIS Fast Facts - CNN
Islamic State | World | The Guardian
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - Wikipedia
Caliphate - Wikipedia
Why Counterterrorism Won’t Stop ISIS

ISIS

15398 190411  UPDATE: 150 Delta Connection flights cancel as winter storm bears down on Minneapolis-St. Paul, surrounding region - Delta News Hub  April 11, 2019
The snow is bad enough, but officials say wind is worse - kare11.com

LIVE: Powerhouse blizzard wreaks havoc on travel as intense storm brings wide range of wild weather to central US
  AccuWeather
Noon Weather Report - WCCO CBS Minnesota

Update: High winds cause damage in the Northland Duluth | News Tribune
Nature Notes: April 11, 2019, Maplewood Nature Center, Cloudy: a flock of several Ring-necked Ducks* (FOY), Ring-billed Gulls flying overhead, Mallards, Canada Geese; two males fighting and their partners making calls, a Blue Jay, Wood Ducks,
a Gray Squirrel
No flowers
*  We seemed to scare them so that they flew away.
"The blizzard dumped about 10 inches of snow in Maplewood, MN. Yikes."
Nature Notes  2019

15397 190411  Top 9 Natural History Museums in the U.S. » Masters in History
America

15396 190411  Perfectly timed, adorable moments in wildlife photography | Science 101
Wildlife 


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