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LYNNWOOD – A semi-truck loaded with more than 40 million bees overturned on Interstate 5 in Lynnwood, sending more and more angry insects into the air as the temperature warms up and traffic intensifies.

The crash occurred sometime before 4 a.m. Friday morning near Milepost 183 at the intersection of I-5 and I-405. The semi-truck blew a front tire and overturned, Washington State Patrol Troopers said, sending more than 448 honey bee hives onto their side onto the roadway.

Strength and beauty — Washington DC (April 2014)

“Tough times don’t last but tough people do.” —A. C. Green*

Close friends are the family you choose.  The friends who mail letters and make you fall off a chair {literally} laughing. The friends who would/do drop everything to be there, no questions asked.  The friends who are *always* up for adventure — big or small — even being the best/worst/best partner {hypothetically} on The Amazing Race.  The friends who inspire you with their strength, loyalty, empathy, and love.

*Today's MilePost quote resonated deeply.  Tonight, especially, counting every gift…particularly, family by birth, by choice, and by love.

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Semi-truck carrying millions of bees overturns, drivers warned

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — A semi-truck loaded with more than 40 million bees overturned on Interstate 5 in Lynnwood, sending more and more angry insects into the air as the temperature warms up and traffic intensifies, according to Q13 FOX News.

The crash occurred sometime before 4 a.m. Friday morning near Milepost 183 at the intersection of I-5 and I-405. The semi-truck blew a front tire and overturned, Washington State Patrol Troopers said, sending more than 448 honey bee hives onto their side onto the roadway.

The driver of the semi-truck was not injured in the crash.

The bees remained calm at first in the cool morning air, but are growing increasingly agitated, WSP troopers said.  Firefighters were on the scene spraying the bees with water, and a company from Burlington suited up in an attempt to calm and remove the bees.

At least two Q13 FOX News photographers, along with reporter Kelly O’Connell, were stung as the bees waken with the sun. Once temperature gets above 55 degrees, the bees will stop clustering together and branch out, Seth Smith of Valley Buzz Beekeeping said.

Driver of truck is ok. Bee keepers are smoking out the bees…it’s a calming effect. #Q13FOX pic.twitter.com/eh4CHDEDbc

— Kelly O'Connell (@kellymoconnell) April 17, 2015

Officials warned removal of the bees could take hours. They also encouraged drivers to roll up their windows and close vents while driving by, as a number of people have reported being stung.

Just spoke with a local beekeeper, he says it’s likely that 44 million bees were on that truck when it flipped #Q13FOX

— Kelly O'Connell (@kellymoconnell) April 17, 2015

A local beekeeper called the crash a “big blow” to local beekeepers. However, as long as the queens are alive, lots can be saved.




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An important aspect of being a geologist, or an outdoors person of any type, is noting landmarks for navigating. For example, I know the turn-off for Hole-in-the-Ground is right near milepost 31 outside of La Pine. No sign indicates that turn until you reach the gravel road itself, so if you’re zooming down the highway, and see milepost 29, you know it’s time to slow down a bit and watch the east berm more carefully. In this case, the relevant sign is more prominent, and placed, helpfully, both on the nearer side of the road, and near a hill crest. I spent years thinking Clear Lake was farther south, but it’s closer to McKenzie Junction than I’d thought. The road down to the lake is narrow, one-way, and winding, and loops back to exit north of the entrance. So if you’re driving south along 126, and stop here (VERY highly recommended!), you’ll see this sign twice, once before your visit, and once again as you leave.

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Coca-Cola Girls : An Advertising Art History

Chris H. Beyer

Collectors Press, 2000

As sparkling and effervescent as the soft drink she symbolizes, the Coca-Cola girl has lived for more than a century as the perfect American beauty. In Coca-Cola Girls, the first ever art book the Company has licensed for publication, the author traces significant Company mileposts while underscoring them with lavish illustrations. Coca-Cola Girls covers the way celebrities, such as Clark Gable and Jean Harlow, lent their faces and cachet to the product. Gil Elvgren painted luscious pin-up girls, and even Santa Claus got in the act. For decades, the Coca-Cola girl has lived gracefully in the overalls of a World War II factory worker and the sleek swimsuit of a sunbather. Dedicated to the Coca-Cola collector and art connoisseur, Coca-Cola Girls compels each to “pause and refresh!” with some of the world’s most recognizable art.

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The Unseen Honor Guard
Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi


Today, April 09, 2015, is the 150th anniversary of the Surrender at Appomattox, where General Robert E. Lee and his army laid down their arms. It was not the end of the Civil War / War Between the States, but after Lee surrendered it was merely a matter of the other generals following Lee’s lead for a final time.


This photo was taken on January 02, 2013.  I wrote the following the same day. I chose to post this picture today because of the significance of the date.


                   Unseen Honor Guard - by Michael Massa


At milepost 269.4 of the Natchez Trace Parkway north of Tupelo, Mississippi, there is an historic site labeled, “Confederate Gravesites and Old Trace.” You can stop there and walk for a short ways on remnants of the old foot and oxen path known as “The Natchez Trace.” I had stopped at several similar spots and was primarily looking to get a good picture of the old trace.


I expected that there would be a plaque or something noting that thirteen unknown Confederate soldiers had once been buried there. Instead I found a neat, slightly curved, row of government-issue grave markers, each bearing the name, “Unknown.” Each tombstone was flanked by the American stars and stripes and a Confederate stars and bars. There were also flowers, coins, and other trinkets left by persons who had stopped there before me.


As I walked down the row of tombstones, I paused to salute each grave. It seemed like the appropriate thing to do. As I passed the final grave, I felt a questioning presence wondering about my actions. To answer the unvoiced question, I spoke to the trees… and the wind… and the tombstones, “A fallen soldier deserves respect, no matter what they died for.”


A soft voice– very British sounding, almost clipped in speech– replied, “It matters not for what a soldier dies. It matters only that he believes it to be right. Or, in disagreement, believes it was his duty.”


I heard the soft click of heels coming to attention and turned toward the sound, but there was no one there except me… and the trees… and the wind.


MWM

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Oregon man hurt in motorcycle crash on I-84 in Nampa - The Idaho Statesman

Oregon man hurt in motorcycle crash on I-84 in Nampa – The Idaho Statesman

Oregon man hurt in motorcycle crash on I-84 in Nampa
The Idaho Statesman
The Victory motorcycle driven by Robert Henderson, 59, of Milwaukie, Ore., slid in to the barrier on the right shoulder at Milepost 38. Both the driver and his passenger, 26-year-old Grant Henderson of Milwaukie, were wearing helmets. Robert Henderson
Nampa motorcycle crash sends driver to hospitalKTVB

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Shenandoah National Park Plans Prescribed Burn

Shenandoah National Park Plans Prescribed Burn

Shenandoah National Park Fire Managers plan to burn 35 acres of Big Meadows sometime between April 13 and May 15, 2015, weather permitting. A portion of Big Meadows (milepost 51), the open area across from Byrd Visitor Center, is burned each year for the purpose of maintaining the open vista by preventing encroachment by trees and shrubs. (more…)

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3 killed in crash that closed US 93 north of Wickenburg

Both directions of U.S. Highway 93 were closed about 15 miles northwest of Wickenburg at milepost 181, an Arizona Department of Transportation spokesman said. All lanes have reopened, but there is about a 7-mile backup in both directions.

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romanticasheville: This is the Art Loeb Trail at #BlackBalsamKnob, which will take you to the summit. Located along the #BlueRidgeParkway, about 30 miles from the #Asheville exit at milepost 420.2. The area features some of the most spectacular mountain bands in the Southern Appalachians. #romanticasheville #MountainMonday #wnc #828isgreat #NCmountains #blueridgemountains #PisgahNationalForest via: http://ift.tt/1GhyvZE

Shenandoah National Park plans prescribed burn

Shenandoah National Park plans prescribed burn

Shenandoah National Park Fire Managers plan to burn 35 acres of Big Meadows sometime between April 13 and May 15, weather permitting. A portion of Big Meadows (milepost 51), the open area across from Byrd Visitor Center, is burned each year for the purpose of maintaining the open vista by preventing encroachment by trees and shrubs.

Prescribed fires are ignited by fire managers under a…

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