Friday Flowers

While we were gone recently, our daughter took good care of the flowers her mom had planted, and when we got home we had two planters full of beautiful zinnia flowers. Of course, I flickr’d a few photos of the zinnias, along with some of the other beautiful flowers in our back yard. On the … Read more

Nine Hundred Thousand Tons of Steel

out of control. To some degree, those words from the song Tons of Steel, describe Brent Mydland‘s last troubled years. It was 15 years ago today that Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland died. He was only 38 years old and left behind a wife and child. Brent was the 3rd primary keyboard player for the … Read more

Random Flickr Goodness

Here are some interesting pictures I found while looking for something else. First, a couple of images from a very fine set taken at a small country fair in Missouri. Second, for my daughter, a nice collection of almost 50 images of butterflies. The pictures are very crisp, with good color and sharpness.

Little Colorado River Gorge

Whenever we have a chance to enter the Grand Canyon from the east via Highway 64 we always stop by the Native American trading area located at the Little Colorado River Gorge. This year was no exception, and we stopped there early in the morning of June 23rd, 2005, after spending the night in Kayenta, … Read more

Art of Science

Last spring, Princeton University sponsored an interesting art competition. Called the Art of Science, the competition called for images “produced in the course of research or incorporating tools and concepts from science”. The top 55 entries are now on display: Art of Science Online Gallery. Below are two of my personal favorites. The research done … Read more

Google Moon Day

Today, the 36th anniversary of man’s first walk on the moon, is starting to be celebrated as the informal holiday known as Moon Day. This year, to help celebrate, a couple of Google’s brightest, also known as the Moon Children, released a fine addition to Google’s new online map service: Google Moon. Moon children? That’s … Read more

Spillway View

We’ve been geocaching off and on for a couple of years, and this weekend we placed our first geocache for others to locate. Known as Spillway View, it’s located near Kanopolis Lake, about 18 miles west of Lindsborg. I can’t say too much about it, as the whole point of geocaching is the enjoyment that … Read more

So Many Roads

The title of this post, So Many Roads, aptly describes both our travels of the past 17 days as well as the path followed by Jerry Garcia’s adventuresome life. It’s somewhat hard to believe how much time has passed, but Jerry played his last concert with the Grateful Dead 10 years ago this evening. Chicago’s … Read more