Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017

December 24      CLOSED no party at T.R.A.C.S
December 31      CLOSED no party at T.R.A.C.S
Next party will be MASTER AND SERVANT PARTY on January 7 2017

Monday, December 19, 2016


Here are the snapshots I made during the party. Made in several lights, so with and without shadows.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


T.R.A.C.S at Timothy Street on River Island

Winter In America - Doug Ashdown


Winter is the coldest season of the year in polar and temperate climates, between autumn and spring. Winter is caused by the axis of the Earth in that hemisphere being oriented away from the Sun. Different cultures define different dates as the start of winter, and some use a definition based on weather.
When it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere, it is summer in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa. In many regions, winter is associated with snow and freezing temperatures. The moment of winter solstice is when the sun's elevation with respect to the North or South Pole is at its most negative value (that is, the sun is at its farthest below the horizon as measured from the pole), meaning this day will have the shortest day and the longest night. The earliest sunset and latest sunrise dates outside the polar regions differ from the date of the winter solstice, however, and these depend on latitude, due to the variation in the solar day throughout the year caused by the Earth's elliptical orbit (see earliest and latest sunrise and sunset).
The English word "winter" comes from the Proto-Indo-European word "wend," which stands for water.

Blue and Scotty

They found the raccoons. Picture made by Tim.


The people who migrated to America in the 1600s from Ireland, Scotland, and England brought with them the basic styles of music that are generally considered to be the roots of bluegrass music as it is known today.
Here are the snapshots: