Meringue

The Sweeter Things In Life: Stop & Smell The Sprinkles

What the Heck Is a Pneumonia Front?

On May 23, 2021, atmospheric fog and clouds accompanied a pneumonia front in Kenosha, Wisconsin. COURTESY VIEW FROM ABOVE-WISCONSIN Lake Michigan, to the left of the state, has a long, north-south shape, which helps make its unique pneumonia fronts possible. JEFF SCHMALTZ/NASA Pneumonia fronts may be accompanied by low shelf clouds, and may travel several miles inland from Lake Michigan. GEMMA TARLACH Chicago, like Milwaukee and other communities on Lake Michigan’s southwestern shore, experiences pneumonia fronts most often in late spring. ALVESGASPAR, CC BY-SA 4.0/WIKIMEDIA

Odditorium

A 17th-century bezoar, dirt from an infamous site, and other curios decorate this unusual bar. (Luke Fater for Gastro Obscura)

Odditorium

A 17th-century bezoar, dirt from an infamous site, and other curios decorate this unusual bar. (Luke Fater for Gastro Obscura)

How a Secret Map Brought Down a Pirate Alliance on the Irish Coast

Looking down the Crookhaven steps. CONNIE KELLEHER Connie Kelleher, at the steps on Streek Head in Crookhaven. CONNIE KELLEHER The 1612 chart of the “pirate harbours” of southwest Munster was drafted by English cartographer John Hunt, under the orders of Hessel Gerritzsoon, who was commissioned by the States-General in Holland. © SUB GÖTTINGEN 4 H BRIT P III, 6 RARA UNIVERSITÄT BIBLIOTHEK GÖTTINGEN LIBRARY ARCHIVES, GERMANY Crookhaven, in County Cork, has a history as part of the pirate alliance. DESIGN PICS/THE IRISH IMAGE COLLECTION/GETTY IMAGES All indications are that the coast was mapped from the sea, in secret. © SUB GÖTTINGEN 4 H BRIT P III, 6 RARA UNIVERSITÄT BIBLIOTHEK GÖTTINGEN LIBRARY ARCHIVES, GERMANY

Ornaments Made With Love

Ornaments Made With Love

My niece was kind enough to paint these personalized ornaments of Sadie and Sophie, and my sister gave them to us as an early Christmas present.

Sweet Face

In the protective arms of her daddy, Frida stares out with complete confidence that all is right with the world. A friend that saw this pic commented, “Give that girl whatever she wants.”

Bill’s Birthday

Everyone deserves to be celebrated on their birthday, even our best furry friends. Happiest of birthdays to this goodest boy!

Farm Life In Missouri

Farm life looks awfully different from city life! Check out these sweet animals living their best lives with each other and with their humans.