Windfall Apples

These wild apples littered the roadway.  They came off the tree after a particularly violent windstorm.  A day later, it was just brown mush by the side of the road.

Éphémère Blueberry Craft Beer

This is not a paid endorsement. There was some Éphémère Blueberry craft beer on sale ($5 for the big bottle - 750 ml) and it was an amazing beer.

                              750 ml is a goodly size beer. Even after drinking that, it leaves one feeling wanting more.

Here are the specs on the beer:
Éphémère Blueberry
Origin Chambly, Quebec
Brewed since 2016
ABV 5.5%
Fermentation Top
Style White ale brewed with fruit
Color Reddish with purple hues
SRM 4.5
Clarity Slightly cloudy
Head Pink and creamy
Bubbles Medium
Effervescence Sustained
Nose Wild berry aromas, citrus notes
Flavor Vivid blueberry flavor with a complementary acidity
Body Thin
Aftertaste Medium
Suggested serving temperature 6° - 8° C
Suggested glass Flute or tulip

They had an apple variety as well that was fabulous.

Amazing year for wild fruit

This year has been an amazing year for wild fruit.

These apples were large, sweet, juicy and not tart.

I couldn't believe how late in the season that the wild raspberries hung around.

This year, there were wild apples everywhere.

Fall Leaves Extended

As the leaves dessicate, they are starting to fall off the trees. The colors are still brilliant.

The contrast of rock and trees is appealing.

The Fall Colors - More Pics

More Fall Color pics:
The view down the road.

Tree in the backyard. 

Another view of the backyard.

Yellow Birch Tree in the backyard.

The hills of home on a rainy day.

The color is spectacular on every tree.

Some are reds, and some are yellows and golds.

Photography doesn't do it justice.

How To Be A Designer Like Steve Jobs

This book is probably the first book ever e-published to be read on a digital screen.  Using the latest in scientific research, the book is specially constructed to make reading it on a mobile device, tablet, phone or computer, easier to understand, easier to follow, and with 40% more retention.  But enough about the book.

This book gives you a framework of how to become a transformative digital designer like Steve Jobs.  It is the Steve Jobs recipe that involves excellence in the person as well as excellence in design.  For excellence in the designer person, it follows the Ten Living Principles of Eastern thought, applicable to the designer's life and his or her work.  It reveals the three major components that are now required in this day and age, to make an design a success.  It shows how to infuse your designs with the one element that everyone is looking for.  It also provides a cognitive tool box to allow anyone to design things that change the way that people interact with technology and themselves.

But even more than all of the above, this book is a call to action.  It is time to hallmark the digital world with personal excellence in execution of design. If there is one thing that the world needs more of, is transformative digital designers.  It could be you!

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If you are in Freeport, the Bahamas tommorrow

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I am a supporter of the Bahamas National Trust which preserves the natural beauty of the Bahamas. If you are in Freeport tomorrow, please stop by "Da Market" and load up on fresh vegetables, baked goods, crafts and preserves from local vendors. Thank you.

The dump in Nassau is on fire .... again !!!!!!!

Just like a bad "The Simpsons" joke, the dump in Nassau is on fire and burning again.  Me -- I think that the dump operators start the fires and blame arsonists to burn excess garbage. Just my 2 cents, or 5 cents as they say in the Bahamas.

Why religious nuts and extremists are the way they are!

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Ever wonder why religious followers behave the way they do? The graphic above explains it all!

Toothless Tiger! Tiger Woods Gets Tooth Knocked Out ~ Hair & Teeth Transplants

We all know that Tiger Woods has a bad back, worn out from power swings. His knees also can be a little shaky, especially when being chased in his SUV by a mad ex-wife after she found him skanking around.  It seems that his body parts need replacing.

He has already lost his hair, and as you can see in the pic below, his hair transplants are coming along.

The latest is that he will need a tooth transplant.  His erstwhile girlfriend is skier Lindsay Vonn, and he went out to watch her ski.  There was a scuffle and Tiger was hit with a TV camera knocking out his tooth.  Check out the gap in radiator below:

However, the tooth was already discolored because he took a driver to the mouth after his ex-wife found about his dalliances, so the tooth, like his marriage was essentially dead at that moment.  It took a TV camera to deliver the coup de grace to the tooth.

Given his recent golf performances, it is indeed fitting to call him a Toothless Tiger.

Cars That You Rarely See in North America Mitsubishi Diamante Espada

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This car belongs to a colleague of mine in the Bahamas. It is a Mitsubishi Diamante Espada, made solely for the Japanese market.  Japanese cars are imported into the Bahamas because they drive on the left hand side of the road in Japan, as they do in the Bahamas, and this car is a right hand drive -- the steering wheel and driver's side is on the right.

The Diamante Espada is a full-sized luxury car. It was also made for the Australian market called Magna instead of Espada. I drove this thing, and even though it was quite old, it still drove well. This car was made between the years 1997 and 2005.