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Happy Easter

Well, it is not the traditional flower, but it happens to be what is blooming right now.  The crocuses and daffodils are pretty much spent; the lilies and allium haven’t blossomed yet. These are blossoms on a claretcup cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus).

Early Spring

We had little squall clouds today, such that there was interesting light and shadow in the yard.  This made for a nice opportunity to photograph the nectarine tree blossoms.  Emotionally uplifting, I would say.  The only problem is that we now have to watch for frost warnings, then run out and cover the tree if…

Evolution Messed Up?

James Gunn, the director for the movie Slither, seems to be enthralled by creepy crawly things.  He also has a blog-like website, on which he posted Evolution Fucked Your Shit Up: The World’s 50 Freakiest Animals. (HT: Interesting Pile.) The creature pictured above, by the way, is an ajolote.  The term ajolote can refer to…

Thanks to a tip from a reader, for this one.  A photographer named Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) made glass negatives in the early 1900′s that could be used to create color images.  He did this by inventing a camera that would take three different frames of the same scene, with different color filters (red, green…

Gone Hiking

Visiting with Kevin, went hiking in Soledad Canyon.  The light was crazy, alterating between awful for photography, and interesting, but always challenging.  When it stopped snowing and the wind wasn’t blowing me around, I was able to get some decent pictures.

A Wright Christmas

From Shorpy (Always Something Wonderful), this is a photo of the Christmas tree at the home of Wilbur and Orville Wright, in the year 1900.

Pearl Harbor Day

This is a high-resolution photo of Pearl Harbor (click to enlarge). When I saw that it had been posted to the NASA Earth Observatory, I wondered — momentarily – why they would post a photo of Pearl Harbor. Then I remembered: December 7th. My father was 14 on 7 December 1941. He studied in high…

While we have a cold, dreary rain here: a photo of brighter, hotter times: This is from September 2007.  It is a desert spiny lizard (Sceloporus magister) on a desert willow (Chilopsis linearis) with some desert marigolds (Baileya multiradiata) in the background.  The local weather station report indicates that it was 84.2 degrees Fahrenheit (29…

Windows Launch Party Photo

It’s not photoshopped, and it really was for the Windows 7 launch. The picture was taken in Sietes, Spain, which had been decorated for an advertisement for the event.  In point of fact, the people of Sietes are not a particularly good customer base: The tiny village of Sietes Spain will be the new location…

Making Fun of Scientology

In general, I try to be respectful of cultural groups, even ones that are rather aberrant.  Somehow, though, I find it exceedingly difficult to muster any sympathy or respect for Scientology. By now, you probably have heard that Scientologists were fined $600,00 Euros in France: Scientologists convicted of fraud in France …The Paris case followed…