Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for September, 2008

Callanais Stone Circle, 3

tags: Callanis Stone Circle, Callanish, Isle of Lewis Scotland, Image of the Day Callanish (Callanais) stone circle on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. This image present a view of central monolith and central cairn. Image: Dave Rintoul, Summer 2008. [larger view].

tags: Royal Tern, Sterna maxima, birds, nature, Image of the Day [Mystery bird] Royal Tern, Sterna maxima, photographed at Quintana and Bryan Beaches, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 3 September 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/2000s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

tags: Times Square, 42nd street, L>osing My Marbles, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Losing my Marbles (2003). Artist: Lisa Dinhofer. Losing my Marbles, image 2, Detail 2. Glass mosaics on mezzanine walls of the 42nd Street (Times Square) for the A, C and E trains. This mosaic was just installed since I…

Today is a very special day because I will be helping ScienceBlogs to celebrate our one millionth comment at a party they are hosting in Seattle! Yes, I am in beautiful Seattle at this moment, and I will be at the ScienceBlogs party, along with some of my Seattle pals, and also some of my…

Callanais Stone Circle, 2

tags: Callanis Stone Circle, Callanish, Isle of Lewis Scotland, Image of the Day Callanish (Callanais) stone circle on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. Earliest construction at this site dates to 3000 BC. Image: Dave Rintoul, Summer 2008 [larger view].

tags: Caspian Tern, Sterna caspia, birds, nature, Image of the Day [Mystery bird] Caspian Tern, Sterna caspia, photographed at Bolivar Flats, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 16 August 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/640s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.

tags: Times Square, 42nd street, L>osing My Marbles, subway art, NYC through my eye, photography, NYC Losing my Marbles (2003). Artist: Lisa Dinhofer. Losing my Marbles, image 2, Detail 1. Glass mosaics on mezzanine walls of the 42nd Street (Times Square) for the A, C and E trains. This mosaic was just installed since I…

Callanais Stone Circle, 1

tags: Callanais Stone Circle, Callanish, Isle of Lewis Scotland, Image of the Day Callanish. Callanish (Callanais) stone circle on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. View from southeast. Image: Dave Rintoul, Summer 2008 [larger view].

The Peace of Wild Things

tags: Wood Duck, Aix sponsa, birds, poetry, The Peace of Wild Things, Wendell Berry Abstract. Male Wood Duck, Aix sponsa. Image: John Del Rio [larger view]. This has been a difficult and frightening week, and I admit I was especially terrified to learn that my bank failed and was seized by the SEC last night…

tags: Black Tern, Chlidonias niger surinamensis, birds, nature, Image of the Day [Mystery bird] Black Tern, Chlidonias niger surinamensis, photographed at Smith Point Hawk Watch, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 15 August 2008 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/250s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400.