Thursday, April 30, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Yesterday was a nice day for a drive, so we visited the IKEA in Baltimore to picked up some items for the house. We found most of the items on Marianne's list, had Swedish meatballs for dinner in the IKEA cafe, and caught the sunset as we were leaving.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday was a glorious spring day and I had several errands to run. My camera went along for the ride. I spotted this airplane and glider, parked, and got this shot of them on the way to the wild blue yonder and free flight by the glider. On most spring and fall weekends with sun and mild winds I see a glider or two. Sometimes when I'm working in the yard, I will hear plane after plane struggling to tow a glider to release altitude.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
This image was taken about 3 weeks ago when the early morning sun hit the glass tiles on the wall near our fireplace, creating a glow of gold and copper. The first image is a cropped section of the complete image (below). Only a small patch of sun hits the wall this time of the year and disappears as the sun gets higher in the sky.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Yes! That's ice! They predicted 35 for last night, but I found ice in the birdbath this morning. We have been bouncing between 60's and 30's as the weather systems that dumped late snow in plains and rain and tornados in the south come by us after losing their punch. We expect March to be this way, but April is usually milder.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
After mailing our tax forms (we owed the Feds a little, but get back some from the state); I stopped to take a few shots of the clearing skies. While taking this photo of the sky reflected in the windows, I heard chirping above. At first I did not the see the chirper, but then this bird landed on the side of the building. It appears that there is a nest hidden in the eave.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Here are more "word verifications" which appeared when I commented on blogs; along with my impression of their meaning. Each one has been verified against dictionary.com and wikipedia. First edition was posted as Round 1. Today's words:
dictionary.com - NOT a word, suggested "Drupal"
wikipedia - NOT a word, suggested "Drupal"
Lew's definition: drop-ali - Ken Norton's goal in life.
dictionary.com - a NOT a word, suggested "unsell"
wikipedia - NOT a word, suggested "unwell"
Lew's definition: un-cell - a telephone with wire attached.
dictionary.com - IS a word meaning "excellent, fine"
wikipedia - IS a word, several meanings
Lew's definition: cork-ing - I'm with the experts on this one.
I have noticed more ordinary words in the verifications recently. Also, "Drupal" is a content management system for web sites, such as blogs.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Another shot (cropped and enhanced) from the morning of March 23. There were a number of planes that left brief contrails as I waited for the sunrise. They appeared to be departing Baltimore (about 50 miles east) and heading to points west. Some made a gentle curving arcs and headed south. This was taken between the moon and sunrise image and the sunrise sequence posted for Sky Watch.