November 6th Question: What's the strangest thing you've ever googled in researching a story?
While researching Celts/Gaelic peoples, I found that the Celts had soap before Romans did, that they built many of the roads (in England/Wales) that the Romans claim credit for, and a few other juicy bits that I researched not only through historical books on the subjects, but also on the internet.
Two frustrating things about "Googling" anything, is that if it's off the "beaten track" it can be nigh impossible to find. One can find lots of things that lots of people want to know about, but obscure things are a different story. And the second thing is, that in a lot of research I've done, I find that we are only given what someone cared enough to write about, and, it always seems biased from that person's viewpoint. So, that means history is very hard to pin down, FACTUALLY, unless it's not too distantly in the past. The farther back, the harder it gets.
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|Autumn has come, but is not over...|
|Like little colorful fall fairies asleep on the grass...|
|Leaves on and under pond algae...|
|Contrasting textures and colors...|
|My daughter in the yellow of autumn|
|Carpets of gold...|
|A dry creek bed with a smattering of leaves...|
Photos by Lisa Buie-Collard