More remodeling. The deck is done. It took a bit and we had #rain and #snow in the middle of them building it but it looks really good.
#4days #deck #patio #porch #backyard #back #house #building #remodeling #stages #finished #completed #start #end
#Repost from @goodmorningamerica: Calling all mommies! We want you to post a video asking a question for @aliciasilverstone when she stops by the studio Tuesday with her book “The Kind Mama”: Tag it with #askAliciaGMA and have your little ones join in, too!
#heatitup day 14 = blooms
I know spring is here and the weather is warming up because the azalea are exploding. LOVE! #happiness #spring #charleston
Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger’s book Jews and Words, on the tradition of words and language in the Jewish experience throughout history speaks for it’s self.
More words from the father-daughter team on their book on the Yale Press Log.
The Bayonet -Cold Steel
The Civil War Bayonet was nothing more than a sharpened piece of steel that infantrymen were issued. They would simply stick it on the muzzle of their rifles and off they go. It’s effectiveness was more psychological then physical.
Seeing a few thousand people running at you with large knives on the end of rifles could have a pretty frighting effect. However despite this only about 1% of Civil War casualties were actually a result of a bayonet wound.
Soldiers used the bayonet more often as an everyday tool around their camp rather than a weapon. There were a few instances where the bayonet made a prominent appearance. Such as during the Battle of Gettysburg when Union General Joshua Chamberlain ordered his men to fix bayonets and then charged down little round top completely routing the confederates there. These instances though were few and far between.
The use of “cold steel” to force the enemy to retreat was very successful in numerous small unit engagements at short range in the American Civil War, as most troops would retreat when charged while reloading (which could take up to a minute with loose powder even for trained troops). Although such charges inflicted few casualties, they often decided short engagements, and tactical possession of important defensive ground features. Additionally, bayonet drill could be used to rally men temporarily discomfited by enemy fire.
The Bloody Crucible of Courage: Fighting Methods and Combat Experience of the Civil War
Celebrating Zoo Lover’s Day
To view more photos and videos of Zoo Lover’s Day, browse the #zoolovers hashtag on Instagram.
Happy Zoo Lover’s Day! Since the London Zoological Gardens were established in 1828, zoos have been a place to marvel at some of the most fascinating wild animals in the world, all in one place. Many zoos, however, have developed broader and more ambitious goals around education and conservation, engaging visitors in deeper ways with the issues that animals and their habitats may face in the wild.
Interested in learning more about zoos through the day-to-day lives of the animals they care for? Be sure to follow these zoos on Instagram:
- Smithsonian National Zoologial Park, Washington D.C. - @smithsonianzoo
- San Diego Zoo in California - @sandiegozoo
- Twycross Zoo in England - @twycrosszoo
- Tulsa Zoo in Oklahoma - @tulsazoo
- Minnesota Zoo - @mnzoo
- Berlin Zoo in Germany - @zooberlin
- San Francisco Zoo in California - @sanfranciscozoo
- Woodland Park Zoo in Washington - @woodlandparkzoo
- Bronx Zoo in New York - @bronxzoo
#gifts (at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens)
Homosassa Springs, Florida.
We saw so many neat animals but the best was the hippo. He was made a Florida citizen by the Governor in ‘89 because all the “exotic animals” were leaving the wildlife sanctuary and no zoo wanted him. I thought that was a sweet story.