Explaining The Blue Jay Fan Presence in Seattle.

Photo from Seattle Times. In September 2016, a frustrated Felix Hernandez shouted this refrain to booing Blue Jays fans at Safeco Field while pointing downward at the field: “THIS IS MY HOUSE”!! 1977. The Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue Jays begin play. Whenever the Toronto Blue Jays come to town, so do Blue Jays…

Paris Agreement, Geographic Perspective

After U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the USA out of the Paris Agreement, an immense amount of controversy has taken place. For a long time, issues such as climate change and global warming have proven to be polarizing subjects, at least when put into the political arena. First, the Paris Climate Agreement needs to be…

Peachless in Georgia

If you go to Georgia, one thing you will quickly figure out is that it’s called “The Peach State”. It isn’t just a nickname. It is a big part of the state. ¬†Georgia isn’t the biggest producer of peaches, but it’s among the top 4 states. California – 620,000 tons South Carolina – 60,800 tons…

Buffalo Could Have Gotten Major League Baseball

The city of Buffalo stands as the 2nd largest city in New York state. A very distant second when it’s considered that New York City and Buffalo are in the same state. A city of over 8 million people vs a a city of 258,703 people according to 2014 estimates. And that figure could be…

Tourism Boom In Cuba Coming?

Travel restrictions to Cuba have been loosening up over the last year for American travels. There are less restrictions in traveling to Cuba. Americans can technically travel to Cuba. However, tourism cannot be listed as the reason for going. It would have to go under family visits; official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments,…

Red Cedars: A Biogeography Lesson

Those long evergreen trees standing out from the green and tawny grass in fields. They aren’t as tall as pine trees. However, they have their significance. Juniperus virginiana, the eastern red cedar. True to its scientific name, the red cedar(also known as the eastern red cedar) is actually a type of juniper. This tree has…

Outcrops. What Are They?

Those rocks that you can see sticking out of the dirt. Those rocky places along river banks. Go to parts of the Atlanta area around the Chattahoochee River, to the Silesian Stones of Poland/Czech Republic, to the Vazquez Rocks near Los Angeles, you can find rock outcrops. And they can be made from different kinds…

World Meteorological Day. Fog vs Mist

In honor of World Meteorological Day, the 2017 theme is about clouds. This entry will discuss fog vs mist. Why? Fog can be described as a cloud that touches the ground. It is not like what you would see in the sky. Fog is comprised of cloud water droplets. Those droplets are suspended very close…

World Meteorological Day 2017.

23 March is World Meteorological Day. This is a day to reflect on weather and the physical processes involved. This entry’s theme is this: Meteorologists are geographers. How are meteorologists geographers? Weather, climate, and geography are connected. Geography determines weather and climate. This is why we have phenomena like El Nino, orographic lift, chinook/foehn winds,…

International Day Of The Francophonie

20 March marks International Day of ¬†the Francophonie. It is to promote and celebrate the Francophone world, of the French language. Over 270 million people speak French. 80 million speak French as a first language. This language is spoken in 29 nations throughout the world. It is not only France where it is spoken. One…