Monthly Archives: October 2006

Reflecting On Ponds

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Hmm… What special Photoshop effects did I use to create the image above? Pixellated Blur? Gaussian Mummy Wrap? Cell Block Filter? The answer is: None! Here is the original photo: The top photo is merely the reflection in the water … Continue reading

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Hard Rain, High Winds, Fresh Air

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This morning was slaughter day. Fortunately the weather was pleasant – it only rained all morning soaking us to the skin. Then the weather took a turn for the worse. In the afternoon it rained cats & dogs with very … Continue reading

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October Construction Panorama

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The most complex sections of concrete forms are up and in place with insulation and rebar going in. This house site panorama is actually from yesterday – more forms are up now. We are not a terribly fast work crew. … Continue reading

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Pink Foam Bubble Focus

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I’m not seeing too clearly and my photographs show it. This problem is not caused by my camera. Yesterday I had to give back my new glasses to the optometrist. I had only had them for two weeks. The good … Continue reading

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FujiFilm = Bad Choice

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Do not buy the FujiFilm FinePix E900 digital camera. In fact, don’t buy anything from FujiFilm, the maker of this and other digital cameras because the basic design has a flaw and even worse, they don’t stand behind their warrantee. … Continue reading

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Ode to Melvin the Moose

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This may be an old friend of mine. I got a call recently from PBS. They asked to use some of my photos of the moose skeleton next spring on one of their educational programs called DragonFly. Look for me … Continue reading

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Size of the Dog

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“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”-Mark Twain That reminds me of a funny story… We have big dogs, big livestock guardian dogs. One of them, Hagrid the … Continue reading

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Blue Moon Ice

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This morning I found the first fall ice. This raises thoughts of ice sculptures to come. This very thin half moon of ice was in the lid of a five gallon pail up at our house construction site. I was … Continue reading

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Crop Loss

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Pumpkin growing squashed between three rocks.Jessica raised a good question in my post about the harvest the other day. I don’t know to what extent you are dependent on your garden for food, but it sounds like quite a bit. … Continue reading

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Tomatillo Success

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Since I was so amazingly successful with tomatillos this year I figured I better learn about them. I got my seeds from a friend who has saved them year to year – Thanks, Wilmer! The tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa or Physalis … Continue reading

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