Archive for April 30, 2013

This was not my idea, but made for a cool photo. My Boston said,”Hey, man! I am already neutered. Now I am getting a wig on my head?” What is up with that friend?”

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I took this photo at Huntsville State Park in Huntsville, Texas. This is the only time in my life I have seen a Luna Moth. It was definitely a Kodak moment.

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This photo was taken in Burnet, Texas. You can imagine how excited I was to see Canadian Geese visiting for the winter.

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I took this photo, oops, I mean my wife took it while I held it at St. Andrews State Park in Florida. I was snorkeling and found a bunch of these urchins on a breakwater reef. If you look real close at the center you can see his teeth and mouth. I call them water porcupines. If you ever step on one, you will know what I mean.

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This flower has such a cool name. Black Eyed Susans are not as ugly as a black eye at all. I took this photo along a highway in North Carolina.

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I took this photo in Rocky Mount, North Carolina at the local city park. This canoe is a piece of art that someone made out of sticks.

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The Virgin- A Haiku

Posted: April 30, 2013 in Photography, Poetry

The Virgin

Mother of Jesus

Blessed with a miracle child

World changed forever

2013 Albert Moyer, Jr.

I took this photo at one of the San Antonio area missions.

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I took this photo while this white egret was eyeing the Koi goldfish at Sunken Gardens Park San Antonio.

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Located in San Antonio, Texas is a huge rollercoaster with more camel back humps than one can imagine. The name of this coaster is Steel Eel. This rollercoaster seems to expand almost half the length of SeaWorld. The Steel Eel is three minutes of pure exhilaration! From the acceleration of the first drop, to the last little camel back hump, one will be glad that they are strapped in at the thighs with a lap bar. At the top of every hump, one is thrown up out of their seat, as if being on a saddle of a bucking bronco. Your hair flies in the almost tropical storm force breeze generated by the 65 mp.h. top speed.  With a 15o foot first drop, it is the tallest coaster at any SeaWorld park. If you love coasters, give it a spin.

All photos taken by Albert Moyer, Jr.

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So is this what you want to eat?

Diacetyl, Isoamyl acetate, Benzaldehyde, innamic aldehyde, Ethyl propionate, Methyl anthranilate, Limonene, Ethyl decadienoate, Allyl hexanoate, Ethyl maltol, Ethylvanillin, Methyl salicylate, Glutamic acid,  Guanylic acid,  Aspartame, Saccharin, Stevia, Sucralose, Brazzein, Curculin, Erythritol, Glycyrrhizin, Glycerol, Hydrogenated starch hydrolysates, Inulin Isomalt, Lactitol, Mogroside, Mabinlin, Maltitol, Mannitol, Miraculin, Monatin,Osladin, Pentadin, Sorbitol, Truvia, PureVia, steviol glycoside Tagatose, Thaumatin, Xylitol, Acesulfame potassium, Nutrinova, Alitame, azodicarbonamide, carbamide, potassium bromate,  propylene glycol, hexylene glycol, butylene glycol, and glyceryl triacetate.

These additives are man-made and only represent a fraction of the stuff placed in processed food. Some of them mix when you eat different types of processed food to form carcinogens and some are carcinogens.

Here is a more complete list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_food_additives

Is there any wonder why we have more autism, A.D.D., food allergies, asthma, etc. The disease list get’s longer by the day. The drug companies love it too.

I would rather have beans, rice, tomatoes, potatoes, squash, corn, carrots, lettuce, onion, garlic, swiss chard, spinach, radishes, mustard greens, collard greens, peaches, apples, mangos, guavas, bananas, oranges, lemons, limes, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, cashews, almonds, avocados, jalapenos, etc. You get the picture. Nature food! I am sure that you recognize this list better than the list above as edible food.

It pays to read your food labels when you by food. In Texas, Blue Bell Ice Cream is a legend and everyone swears by it except this Texan. I prefer Haagen Daz because it is natural, true, ice cream.

Here are the ingredients of Haagen Daz Strawberry. Five ingredients!

Cream, skim milk, strawberries, sugar, egg yolks

Let’s examine Blue Bell Strawberry’s ingredients.

Oooops! Blue Bell doesn’t want you to know. It’s not online and their ingredients are subject to change.

So how about another popular brand Blue Bunny? Let’s see what’s in their strawberry ice cream.

INGREDIENTS: Milk, Cream, Skim Milk, Sugar, Strawberries, Strawberry Revel (Strawberries, Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Pectin, Citric Acid, Phosphoric Acid, Calcium Chloride, Blue 1 and Red 40), Corn Syrup, Contains 1% or less of the following: Carob Bean Gum, Guar Gum, Carragennan, Mono & Diglycerides, Cellulose Gel, Cellulose Gum, Natural Strawberry Flavor with Other Natural Flavors.
Oh, my! I lost count. Is it like 25 ingredients? Stuff we have never heard of? Shaving quality natural ingredients off to boost profits and wreck your health?
 
I tell you folks. Read your food labels. Eat nature, demand nature, because chemicals are not what you want to eat. Shoot even spell check recognizes