Archive for the ‘randomness’ Category

miracle of miracles

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

We’re back! … Making great progress and can’t wait to show you around. Working on an update now.

That is all. Keep yer pants on.

snow business

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

there’s no getting up this, even with snow tires.




















The best part of me sliding back down our unplowed street this morning in a car with snow tires and watching the world go by in reverse? The snowplow that backed into our street right next to me as I slid down. He did a 3-point turn and drove away. Nice.

I parked at the bottom of the hill. It’s almost lunchtime. Still no snowplow.

a non-election moment

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Brought to you by Mother Nature…

ginko leaves




















Don’t forget to breathe today.

cathedral of junk

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Ever wondered what the inside of our garage looks like? Not as good as the Vince Hanneman’s creation, that’s for sure.

here there be dragonfly

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Found this fella on the grass unable to fly and gently set him in the veggie garden (away from the cat) hoping he might recuperate. The next morning he was dragonfried, poor guy.

Impressive 5″ wingspan. You should biggify his picture and appreciate him…













Sadly, his bright blue eyes and vivid turquoise stripes have already begun to fade. As is the way with all things beautiful, I suppose.

venus as an oh-boy

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

In case you missed the once-in-a-lifetime transit yesterday…


Also, Bjork. Always loved that song.

what’s new, pray tell?

Monday, May 14th, 2012

I suggest you click this image so that you can see it slightly biggified…

praying mantis babies




















On Saturday, I went to the Casey Farm sale and met up with my friend John, who somehow lost a praying mantis egg case in his Honda. With the warm temps, they hatched, of course. DOH! So we chased them around the car with containers. Managed to wrangle 15 to 20 to bring back to the rancho.

Hopefully a few will survive to help rid the garden of aphids, moths and whatnot. Welcome to the family, mantid kids!

In the meantime, I’m busy planting my veggie haul…

my haul of veggies




















geometric love

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Spotted on my run…

geometric walkway

when maffmaticians remodel

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

David and Joe are downstairs planning the layout for the cork ceiling…

joe with a cork tile




















There was math…

figuring out the math




















What does it all mean?

math on wood scrap




















I have no idea.

this won’t end well

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Bambino at dawn, caught exploring the newly formed ice. And following the fish around …

bambino on ice at dawn