Saturday, October 30, 2010

Weekend Reflection from The Bob

The office windows seen here reflecting the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge also provide a fine perch for a little flycatcher waiting for his next breakfast item to fly by.
The new pedestrian suspension bridge immediately won the hearts of local joggers, cyclists, walkers, etc. and have already tabbed it as The Bob, for short.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Omaha Bombed - Strange, but True

The peaceful sky seen above this quiet neighborhood intersection today was a very different scene one April night during WWII, as explained on the plaque below.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

O! is for...

...Omaha, Nebraska, USA
A view from the city park lagoon of the downtown skyline.

Located on the Missouri River near the heart of the country's geographic center, Omaha is the hub of a fast-growing metro area that includes over a million people.
Today, Omaha is the home to five Fortune 500 companies: ConAgra Foods, Union Pacific Corporation, Mutual of Omaha, Peter Kiewit and Sons, Inc., and Berkshire Hathaway.[5] Berkshire Hathaway is headed by local investor Warren Buffett, who was the richest person in the world, in 2008, according to Forbes in 2008.[6] Omaha is also the home to four Fortune 1000 headquarters, TD Ameritrade, West Corporation, Valmont Industries, and Werner Enterprises. First National Bank of Omaha is the largest privately held bank in the United States. Headquarters for the Leo A. Daly Co., HDR, Inc. and DLR Group, three of the US's top 30 architectural and engineering firms, are located in Omaha. The modern economy of Omaha is diverse and built on skilled knowledge jobs. In 2009, Forbes identified Omaha as the nation's number one "Best Bang-For-The Buck City" and number one on "America's Fastest-Recovering Cities" list.
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

N is for Nuthatch

Of all our little feathered friends that visit our backyard bird feeders, the lively, clownish, White-breasted Nuthatch is probably the most interesting to observe. It bounces, rocks and flits about the tree trunks like a drunken sailor and in fact, its little body shape reminds me of a boat hull out of water. Funny little low, hank-yank-hank call it makes too. Would guess their name may be derived from their mastery of wedging nuts and seeds into tree bark to quickly crack them open. And finally, their undulating flight pattern also adds to their acrobatic showmanship. A joy to behold.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

M is for marketplace...

... musicians and merchants.
Sadly, frosty fields are nigh upon us once again. Last weekend finished the season for the 2010 Omaha Farmers Market.

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