Saturday, February 28, 2009

American Toilet Paper Is The Best!

The UK Guardian disagrees:
"People just don't understand that softness equals ecological destruction."

USAir 1549 Animation

You go, Sully!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

It's Almost March!

Akiko's peach tree is showing definite signs of life.  Can the cherry trees be far behind?

ABC "Nightline" 25 Feb 09

Here's the show.  7:40 minutes:

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Aquaducts. viaducts, etc.

The Romans discovered the beauty and utility of the arch. Once discovered, the arch began showing up everywhere, for every imaginable use.
The Greeks had used columns and slabs, much more limited than the arch. Remember the Parthenon. But, arches are much more flexible.
That last one certainly took some guts!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Idle Thoughts

I don't think I can go that fast.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Calm Between Storms

We have a couple of sun days between storms, and guess who opened her eyes to look around. That's Akiko's peach tree above. Lots and lots of buds, and a few flowers.
All in all, a very good sign.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Friends, there are serious problems around us

The world, as we knew it, is slowly dissolving. These are dangerous times.
Not to be too sad, however, the daffodils are blooming as usual.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Just what are these lady and gentlemen laughing so hard about? Think about it.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Winter February 2009

That's kind of pretty, isn't it? Not quite like Mts. Lassen & Shasta, however.

Couldn't Resist

Everyone's showing off! (Was St. Valentine Irish?) (Just asking.)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Some Have Survived

for Seventy-Five (75) years. And, not only me. :-)
Bowing in appreciation to the kind folks in Missouri.
(Murray says "thanks" also.)

Saturday, February 07, 2009

More Golf

If Equador is not your style, let's go the Scotland, the birthplace of the game.
Oops! I think that's Ireland. Let's go back, a bit further East, to:
A bit better, but there's no seaside fairway. Hey, what do you do in an open field if you don't have golf clubs?
Ha! That, I understand. You go, girl!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Rainy Friday

It's raining today, and the Lord knows that we need rain, with its accompanying snow in the Sierra.
But the rain means no golf (at least in California.)
So, let's go to Ecuador.
First, the tee shot:

Followed by the oh-so-gentle putt:
Damn! A Birdie!

Monday, February 02, 2009