It all started in 1940 with a little idea sparked from the soul of some local Threshermen over supper. The Nelson boys fired up the old Garr-Scott engine to thresh with steam again for old time sake with family and friends. The event continued once a year until 1954, when Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion met formally for the first time and invited the public. Today the show has grown to include hundreds of demonstrations and exhibits spread over 210 beautiful acres. The show attracts thousands of spectators and volunteers every Labor Day weekend. To read more info click 0n rollag.com
Image below was captured during the Spark Show at the Prony Brake Exhibit.
The 2021 PGI Convention was held August 7 – 13 with firework shows on Saturday, August 7th, Sunday, August 8th and Friday, August 13th @ the Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo ND. You can view more images under Journalism captured Saturday evening on August 7th. As always the fireworks show was outstanding!
With the crescent moon setting early, the skies will be dark for the peak viewing hours of midnight (local time) to dawn on Aug. 12. This chart shows expected levels of Perseid activity for July and August 2021, relative to the peak on Aug. 11-13, ignoring the effects of the Sun, Moon, and clouds.
This image of the Milky Way with a meteor was captured August 11, 2020
The Roosevelt Bridge is a major highway segmental bridge across the St. Lucie River in Stuart, Florida. Carrying U.S. Route 1 (Federal Highway; unsigned State Road 5), it was built to supersede the old Roosevelt Bridge, which had twin parallel drawbridges, one for northbound traffic (opened in 1934, 27.203228°N 80.259612°W) and the other for southbound (opened in 1964, 27.202475°N 80.259762°W). The new bridge, completed in 1996, is raised and much longer than the older twin drawbridges. The southbound span of the old bridge is still functional for road and boat traffic and now carries two-way road traffic for what is now known as Dixie Highway, County Road 707. The new high-level Roosevelt Bridge is approximately one mile long and is made of two three-lane sections running parallel to each other. The northbound bridge was completed first, and housed two lanes of both north and south-bound traffic until the second bridge was finished. Because of high traffic volume and visibility, the Roosevelt Bridge is a frequent location for many protests and political campaigning in the area. Info from From Wikipedia
I captured this image the evening of December 12, 2017.
Late yesterday evening I was out gathering milkweed for Monarch caterpillars I rear and release. I am always on the lookout for Kestrels hanging out on the powerline across the road. As I looked up I could hardly believe what I was seeing. I was so excited when running back to the house for my camera, I landed flat on my face. Thank goodness I did not hurt myself. I grabbed both cameras and drove the vehicle back to the overgrown horse pasture. Not knowing anything about the bird's behavior I thought it would be best photographing from inside the vehicle. I watched the bird catch one dragonfly and a few grasshoppers. What a treat to observe and photograph a male Scissor-tailed Flycatcher also known as the Texas Bird-of-Paradise!