Discussion in 'Ham Radio Life' started by W7UUU, Aug 28, 2016.
Sunset over groundplane
Along the Laughing Whitefish river
2 hr ago. Alger, Marquette counties.
some sleet /misty .
Beautiful country up in them parts so to say.
I get up there every chance I get
My Grandad Dixon Lanier Merritt wrote this poem around 1910.
The poem is widely misquoted and incorrectly attributed. Corrected:
"A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill holds more than his belican,
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week,
But I'm damned if I see how the helican!"
He was a newspaperman, editor, author, historian, poet, college instructor, birder, naturalist, farmer and was Public Safety Director for the state of Tennessee. An amazing man. I have fond memories of sitting at his feet in the cedar log cabin he built and lived in for fifty years.
My favorite photo of him:
Dixon Lanier Merritt
Syracuse Univ campus from downtown. Not the best, but we had solid weather. The curvy thing on the right is the new roof on the carrier dome... It lights up at night.
My cats don't entrust the birdwatchig to humans and prefer to do it by themselves.
Yesterday ... but "close enough"
Beautiful dawn morning
Taken by my wife. The first snow of the school year as she was on her bus run this morning.
New toy: Russian SDR all band receiver covers from your pulse rate to purple light (50 khz to 2 giga hz).