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Illusion of Value

Illusion of Value

It costs more to make a penny than it's worth. The materials, manufacturing, and distribution add up to 1.5 cents for each cent, and at an estimated 13 billion pennies made each year, the mint loses almost $200 million a year on them.

For Flickr Friday's "Illusion" and Macro Mondays' "Copper" challenges.

Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon Margarita

At Thai Avenue Kitchen and Bar in Bristol, CT.

Pet Me

Pet Me

I don't know this cat, but it didn't care.  It came up to me for loving when I was taking another photo near my dentist's, and demanded constant petting.

Blue Monkey

Blue Monkey

Cercopithecus mitis. At the Pittsburgh Zoo in Pittsburgh, PA.

I think blue might refer to its mood. In every photo I have of this monkey, it looks resigned.

Room With A View

Room With A View

At the Westin Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Neighborhood

The Neighborhood

A section of Glastonbury, CT.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/09/obituaries/jim-fowler-dead.html?emc=edit_th_190510&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=730171970510



Mr. Fowler and Marlin Perkins formed a long-running duo on the documentary series filmed in the wild and sponsored by Mutual of Omaha.

Sunny Tunxis Courtyard Blossoms

Sunny Tunxis Courtyard Blossoms

I'm not sure what kind of tree this is. Google thinks it's mock orange or cherry, but I've never seen cherries on it, and mock orange is usually a shrub, so it may be something else.

In the courtyard of Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

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