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Seal – North Carolina Tobacco – Denver, CO

© Frank H. Jump

Ranid Life Cycles – Pocono Frog Pond – Widespread Frogspawn

Frogspawn © Frank H. Jump

Wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Frogs are a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura (Ancient Greek an-, without + oura, tail). The oldest fossil “proto-frog” appeared in the early Triassic of Madagascar, but molecular clock dating suggests their origins may extend further back to the Permian, 265 million years ago. - Wikipedia

Dead frog that didn’t survive the winter © Frank H. Jump

Frogspawn © Frank H. Jump

Frogs’ embryos are typically surrounded by several layers of gelatinous material. When several eggs are clumped together, they are collectively known as frogspawn. The jelly provides support and protection while allowing the passage of oxygen,carbon dioxide and ammonia. It absorbs moisture and swells on contact with water. After fertilization, the innermost portion liquifies to allow free movement of the developing embryo. In certain species, such as the Northern red-legged frog (Rana aurora) and the wood frog (Rana sylvatica), symbiotic unicellular green algae are present in the gelatinous material. It is thought that these may benefit the developing larvae by providing them with extra oxygen through photosynthesis.Wikipedia

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Adamba Imports – Founded in 1985 – Lorimer Street – Greenpoint, Brooklyn

© Vincenzo Aiosa

Greenwich Fixture Co., Inc. – Store Interiors – Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Dobbin Street © Vincenzo Aiosa

Featured Fade – Saddle Horses For Sale – Del’Osso Farms, Lathrop CA – Ilene Browning

© Ilene Browning

© Ilene Browning

Back in 2009, Enzo and I were on our cross-country tour in our RV and we passed this at about 60 miles an hour and could not figure out how to turn around and get it. My high school buddy Ilene said she lived around there and would snap it for me. It’s only been five years, but it was worth the wait. Thank you Ilene!

Del’Osso farms has the worlds largest corn maze at halloween and site of the Mud Run. – Ilene Browning

Royal Lace Paper Works, Inc – Lorimer Street – Greenpoint, Brooklyn

© Vincenzo Aiosa

LIFE Magazine – October 10, 1955 – Google Books

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Life Magazine – April 26, 1954 – Google Books – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE

eBay

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 Available in many gay, colorful and completely new patterns [that] never fades, never curls.

Gruhn Guitars Revisited – Nashville, TN – August 2009

© Frank H. Jump

After posting Alison Fraser’s feature at the end of March, I decided to dig in my archive of our cross-country RV trip and look what I found. I knew it looked familiar!

American-National Bag & Burlap Co – Rap-Id-Wrap – Tubing & Burlap Co – Bergen Street – Crown Heights, Brooklyn 1998

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White Castle – East Ward Missionary – Bronx – Queens Correspondent, Marie Anne O’Donnell

Animation by FHJ – © Marie Anne O’Donnell

Entranceway Stairs Kick Back Tiles – Gryphon & Butterfly – Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint

860 Manhattan Avenue just south of Milton on west side. © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump