Major Jester

Major Jester

Once an actor, always a poet, formerly a professional speaker, and previously engaged in agriculture, Major currently writes for several venues. He has a love of history and historic architecture. He has been a living historian for multiple events and has been a college guest lecturer. He also enjoys photography and the theatre.
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  • Paine Field Utilized by Boeing's Everett Plant
    Paine Field at Everett, Washington is adjacent to Boeing's huge production facility. Paine Field is the scene of test flights of new aircraft and shakedown test flights for the new Boeing 787 aircraft in preparation for delivery to customers.
  • Nature's Glory in the Mountains of the Cascade Range
    Drive into the Cascade Range of Washington State and be treated to nature's most beautiful scenery. Photographs can not do justice to the National Forest, however these images may give the viewer and idea of the majesty of this magnificent area.
  • Mountain Streams in the Cascade Range of Washington State
    The Cascade Range in Washington State is a true national treasure. Well maintained roads offer visitors an easy way to view mountain streams up close and personal. National Forests and other areas are about two hours east of Seattle.
  • Seattle's Skyline Seen at Night from Puget Sound
    Seattleā€™s skyline at night displays a plethora of lights. Viewed from the Argosy cruise ship the moonlight played across the waters of Puget Sound, adding to the beauty of the return trip from Blake Island.
  • Tillicum Village Salmon Bake and Native American Dancing on Blake Island
    Forty five minutes by boat from Seattle is Blake Island, home to Tillicum Village. The island is a state park that hosts a salmon bake and Native American based dance show. The village is the home of the Coast Salish Native American Tribes.
  • Seattle's Space Needle Provides Striking Views of the City
    The Space Needle is the symbol of Seattle. Constructed for the 1962 World's Fair, the 605 feet tower still thrills visitors from around the world. The revolving restaurant serves gourmet meals as it makes a complete revolution every 47 minutes.
  • Big 4 Mountain in Mt. Baker National Forest in Washington State
    Big 4 Mountain, named for a snow pack that resembled the number 4, is in the Mt. Baker National Forest in the Cascade range of Washington State. Formerly the site of a large resort hotel, this rugged area once was served by a railroad.
  • The Beauty of Mt. Baker National Forest in the Cascade Range
    Drive two hours east from Seattle, Washington to the Mt. Baker National Forest and be prepared for magnificent natural beauty. The roads in the forest are well maintained and provide stunning vistas of the Cascade mountain range.
  • Scenes from Naples, Florida Vanderbilt Beach
    Traveling to Naples Florida as a destination results in enjoying some of the most relaxing and beautiful beaches in the country. Vanderbilt Beach in July is hot, but in no means crowded.
  • The Massive King Neptune Sculpture on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk
    Virginia Beach, Virginia held its first King Neptune Festival in September, 1974. The annual celebration draws thousands of local residents and visitors. In 2005 the massive sculpture of Neptune was dedicated. Paul DiPasquale is the sculptor.
  • Robins in an Ice Storm
    An ice storm hit central Indiana on the night of February 1st. A flock of robins appeared the next morning, grouping under a tree. Here are photographs of those robins.
  • February Ice Storm Hits Midwest
    An overnight ice storm rambled through the country on February 1st. This was the first round of storms to cross the nation. It also provided the opportunity to take some interesting photographs.
  • Buck Creek Winery in southeast Indianapolis
    Buck Creek Winery is a member of the Indy Wine Trail group of wineries. This great Indiana winery offers wine tasting and a store with 34 varieties of award winning wines from its vineyards. A trip to Buck Creek is well worth the time.
  • County Courthouses, the Center of Many Southern Indiana Towns
    Travel in southern Indiana may take you to scenic small town squares with magnificent court houses surrounded by historic buildings. Many styles of architecture are represented in these structures.
  • First Real Snow of 2011
    Indiana was once again covered in snow after a weak weather system cut across the state. A two inch accumulation came within a few hours.
  • Franklin, Indiana Celebrates Christmas with Lights
    Franklin, Indiana is a small town located south of Indianapolis. Christmas is celebrated there with a potpourri of beautiful light displays.
  • Lawrenceburg, Indiana Bell Tower and Clock Overlook the Ohio River
    Begun as a temporary location for the Argosy Casino, the cut in the levee at Lawrenceburg is home to the Town Clock and Bell Tower. A Memorial to the Common Man honors both Military and First Responders. The Argosy is now the Hollywood Casino.
  • Historic Barns Fall to Neglect, Time, and Environment
    Historic barns and sheds are an important piece of the landscape of America. Unfortunately, neglect and time are taking its toll on these fine structures.
  • A monument to a veteran tells the story of his service
    With Veteran's Day just around the corner, it seemed fitting that we would come across this tombstone in a cemetery in southern Indiana. The intricate detail of the limestone carving of this WWI infantryman captures the essence of this man's service.
  • Close up photography on a frosty morning
    A morning frost provided an opportunity for some interesting photography.
  • Flight in Front of the Moon
    The October 2010 full moon was rising in the clear sky, almost begging to be the subject of the camera. Imagine my surprise when, through the viewfinder, I noticed an object crossing in front of the shining orb. The resulting images are posted here.
  • Fire Prevention Week Warning! Extension Cords Responsible for Many Fire Deaths
    Most fires in the home are caused by electrical problems. Use National Fire Prevention Week as a reason to rid your home of cheap, non UL listed extension cords.
  • Indiana Drought Results in Field Fire
    Low humidity, high winds and apparently careless flipping of a cigarette combined to start a field fire in Shelby County, Indiana. Acres of dry stubble and standing corn were burned. Local farmers and many volunteer fire departments fought the blaze.
  • Annabelle the Huge Praying Mantis
    Towering over the Chadwick Arboretum on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio, Annabelle the praying mantis will grab your attention. Displayed in an OSU garden for the study of phenology, this sculpture is most impressive, and fun.
  • September Sunset
    The sunset on September 24, 2010 painted a colorful canvas to end the day in central Indiana. Rainfall is still needed, as the area is under drought conditions and the threat of wildfires is high.
  • Harvest 2010 Corn and Soybeans
    Images of corn and soybeans close to ready for harvest in Indiana, September 2010.
  • Turkey Vulture Facts and Pictures
    The New World turkey vulture is a fascinating and important bird in the North American ecosystem. It cleans the landscape of carrion.
  • Small Town Americana at the Bears of Blue River Festival Parade
    The Bears of Blue River Festival has held a parade for years. The Shelbyville, Indiana event provides a potpourri of parade entries including High School bands, floats, and Shriner motorized units.
  • Sequence of Images of a Lightning Strike
    Still images from a video show the sequence of a lightning strike during a June storm cell about 45 miles from the camera.
  • Richmond, Indiana AARS Rose Garden
    Richmond, Indiana is home to one of only 130 public display rose gardens authorized by the All-American Rose Selection group AARS. Over 1100 rose bushes represent over 100 varieties of these award winning roses.
  • Images of the Real Moth Shown In the Lunesta® Sleep Aid Ads
    Lunesta® is a popular sleep aid made by Sepracor. The Luna moth has become an easily recognized logo of Lunesta®. Here are images of a real Luna moth, Actias luna.
  • Last Sunset of May, 2010
    A brilliant sunset captured in pictures portray the end of May, 2010.
  • Historic 1880 Covered Bridge Still In Use
    Historic Covered Bridges are disappearing at an alarming rate. It is refreshing to see an 1880 bridge not only saved, but restored in place. Decatur County, Indiana has done just that.
  • In Case of Fire...
    Fire alarm pull stations are designed for occupants to use to notify all others that a fire emergency exits in a particular building. However, the pull station must be in good working order to function.
  • The Legacy of the Stone Walls of Dublin, Ohio
    Dublin, Ohio has examples of both old and new limestone walls scattered throughout the town. This stonecraft continues today in architectural stone fences bordering property lines and signage.
  • Dublin, Ohio "Art in Public Places": Field of Corn
    Ohio artist Malcom Cochran created and placed 109 large ears of concrete corn to commemorate the history of Dublin, Ohio's legacy as a farming community. Osage Orange Trees also contribute to the eye-catching display.
  • Historic Marysville, Ohio
    Marysville, Ohio is home to a multitude of historic buildings. The Uptown district is filled with many interesting shops and restaurants, as well as beautiful churches.
  • Immature Dove Soon Ready to Leave the Nest
    This immature dove was raised in a nest constructed by robins last season.
  • You Have To Love a Flea Market
    Flea Markets, like garage and yard sales, provide an incredible variety of items for sale. The opportunity to find a great bargain is there, and it is also just plain fun to view all of the merchandise.
  • The Amazing Beauty of Flowering Trees
    Springtime brings the flowering trees to bloom. Remarkable beauty is displayed as the flowers provide an overture for the greenery to come.
  • 1831 Grave Remains in the Center of Rural Indiana Road
    This grave of the wife of the great, great, great grandson of Pocahontas and John Rolfe remained after other graves were moved to make way for a road. Her grandson prohibited the grave relocation at gun-point.
  • Frankln, Indiana Civil War Memorial Fountain
    Franklin, Indiana boasts a beautiful fountain honoring Johnson County Civil War soldiers. Of note the Cavalry Trooper atop the structure is not outfitted with Civil War gear. Did the artist know the depiction was of a later period soldier?
  • Hoar Frost: Funny Name, Delicate Images
    A clear sunny 17 degree morning revealed a wonderland of Hoar Frost, formed when the saturated air deposits ice crystals on surfaces that are below the freeze point.
  • Images of the Winter Landscape
    Travel on a snowy day was required, so why not take some pictures of the snow covered landscape? A golf course, devoid of golfers, seemed a quiet spot.
  • The Use of Colorful Boulders in Architecture in a Park
    A City Park In Connersville, Indiana, has made use of thousands of glacial boulders in building fronts, stone fences, and other construction.
  • Purdue University Student Union Christmas Decorating Traditions
    Families and students come for pictures and fun at Purdue's Student Union Great Hall, home of a huge Christmas tree, gingerbread house, and festive lights.
  • December 2, 2009, Christmas Lights Seen
    Enjoy these photographic images of Christmas light displays around the town.
  • The Sculptures of Ball State University
    Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, is home to many fine art displays of sculptures, including Frog Baby by Edith Barretto Stevens Parsons.
  • Pictures of Florida Gulf Sunsets
    A collection of Florida images revealing the beauty of sunsets, cloud formations and the vibrant surface of the water.
  • Pictures Showing the Coloring of the Land In Fall
    Photo Essay of fall leaves spotlighting the land once the colorful blanket is placed.
  • Sun, Shadow, Cloud, and Color
    Images in a cemetery on a warm Fall day.
  • Seymour, Indiana Was Home To This 18 Ton Flywheel At the Blish Flour Mill
    A unique roadside display of a 12 foot tall flywheel used to power the Blish Mills, in Seymour, Indiana has recently been erected. The display may be seen at the intersection of US Highway 31 and CR 1100 North, located north of Reddington.
  • Indianapolis JW Mariott Construction Worker Sits Down On The Job
    View these pictures of a construction worker in order to get the full effect of his labor. The new Indianapolis Mariott Place complex will open in February, 2011. F. A. Wilhelm is the General Contractor.
  • Pretty Autumn Decorations
    Pumpkin stands, scarecrows, and other autumn decorations are found in many places in the fall. Our neighborhood is no different.
  • Photo Essay: Aged Buildings
    A diverse grouping of images of aged buildings, some abandoned, most in dire need of repair.
  • Signs on Trucks
    These trucks had painted Advertisements that really catch your attention.
  • The Wonderful World of Birds
    Photo essay of an assortment of birds.
  • Llamas
    A drive in the country led to the photos of these inquisitive creatures.
  • Road Side Seasonal Farm Market
    This roadside tent in Southport is open from April through Halloween. With few exceptions, all items are grown on Hoosier farms and orchards. Family owned, a second stand is also open in Beech Grove.
  • Aftermath of Little Nashville Opry Fire, Nashville, Indiana
    Pictures of the fire destroyed Little Nashville Opry in Brown County, Indiana. ATF agents were called in by the Indiana State Fire Marshall's office to assist in the investigation.
  • Protesting William Ayers Speaking at Purdue University
    William Ayers' appearance at a Purdue University forum sparked student and alumni protests. Only 100 were invited to attend the Ayers' forum.
  • Neighborhood Flooding
    Flooding of this Cul-De-Sac was swift. Two plus inches of rain in less than an hour overtaxed the storm sewer system.

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