Saturday, September 26, 2015

Oh My!

Pluto.
As George Takei has put so eloquently, "Oh my!" The high resolution color images of Pluto are beginning to trickle back from the slow modem connect we have with New Horizons.

And they are breathtaking. Head over to NASA to feast on the full resolution versions and don't simply base your opinion on the reduced version above.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

A Bit of Petting Sitting on the Side

Edith Ann
Elizabeth is engaged in bit of dog sitting in Harrisonburg just now. Her charges are couple of handsome American Bulldogs. I show up in the evenings to help with the walking duties.


Yesterday, we took the "kids" out for a ride since their mom says they enjoy such things. We had a nice ride through some the Mennonite farmland found around the south side of town followed by a bit of a walk to handle the "necessary" issues.

I'd show you a photo or two of Edith's brother, Hank, but he is a harder subject to capture - he's always moving, and if you bend over to photograph him, he's right there before you can click the shutter. We have time yet, perhaps I'll get him.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Plans Are Set

The Vasa Museum (Photo Ola Ericson).
The wheels are turning, and travel plans are getting made. We are really going to Stockholm for Christmas!

And since there is always need of a bit of time at the beginning and end of travel to match travel and house sitting schedules, we are staying before and after our house sit in a hotel that is a ship.
LogInn Hotel, M/S Kronprinsesse Märtha, located by the Södermälarstrand.
Do you think I can manage to get sea sick while the ship is tied up in port? This is going to be fun!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Lawn Party

The preparation.
To celebrate Labor Day, our family, and friends, we hosted a lawn party on Sunday. This involved starting well before to get everything right. E worked hard for many days, and I tended the grill on Saturday to cook. After lighting a fire and getting it going well, we put two large pieces of pork on the grill for about five hours to make some succulent BBQ.


Thursday, September 03, 2015

More Disturbing Australian Creatures

Sea snake and stone fish in fight to the death

WMUR has posted an article about a fisherman in his boat headed back to Darwin on the norther coast of Australia who spied the above death struggle in the water.

This is a poisonous sea snake biting a poisonous stone fish who is biting the snake. The snake killed and ate the fish.

There are some scary things in and around Australia.