Monthly Archives: February 2012

Moon Jupiter Venus and Mercury fill the evening sky

What I saw on my evening walk – sadly without my camera: Moon 50% full high and in line with three planets: M When the planets align And why mathematicians will never be practical people:   In old Roman legends, Mercury was … Continue reading

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A lightning-split tree heals on Leap Day.

365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds – one trip around the sun.  But the calendar has an 365 even days.  So after 100 years, the calendar falls behind 24 days.  How to make up the difference? Add … Continue reading

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How does the Interstate cross the River?

In Florida – it seems so easy.  Here is I-75 connecting Miami to Michigan, crossing the sensitive Braden River in Manatee County. The bridge deck segments are 58 ft wide by 100 ft long, sitting on torsion trivet pilings 60 … Continue reading

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What you see at the beach if you look up – and not down.

Thanks to Sound Beacher – more beauty at the beach. Life lesson – looking down is necessary at times, up looking up is always up-lifting.   In-coming geese – always a thrilling and noisy spectacle.

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Byram River Sewer Siphon repaired – with big increase in flooding hazard

How to you get sewage to go under a river? Option 1 – dig it deep, with a wide berth for the floodway. Option 2 – keep it shallow but bury it in a big load of stone placed in … Continue reading

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Excuse me! Did you drop something???

Fecal contamination of the rivers and brooks in Greenwich CT must be addressed and minimized.  2012 will go down as the year we had to clean up our mess.  Federal EPA and the Courts have imposed a deadline of Jan … Continue reading

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