Thursday, July 31, 2014

Nuthatch






Nuthatches are friendly and fun-loving little birds.  

I hear them in the neighborhood trees:  Hank! Hank! Hank! Hank!

They come within a few feet of me when I'm near the feeder, suet or birdbath.  They make sure I know they're visiting.  It's very endearing.














Monday, July 28, 2014

SALVAGING THE COSTA CONCORDIA *Update*






SALVAGING THE COSTA CONCORDIA


The cruise ship in better days.



It now rests on its starboard side off the small island of Giglio on Italy's west coast.  Apparently the ship's captain steered the vessel too close to shore and struck bottom.






A satellite image.







Here's the plan to right the ship.  Incredible engineering!





A float-on system was engineered to transport the vessel to Genoa for salvage.






*UPDATE*



Done!










Friday, July 25, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Jack and Jill




This is a remarkable Jack and Jill (random partner/music). It's spontaneous. They obviously know the music to a certain extent, but she has no idea what he's going to lead (he doesn't either LOL). They went all out and lost connection a couple of times, which is why they probably didn't win, but that just shows how hard they were working.










Friday, July 18, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

Punkerdeedle




PUNKERDEEDLE






Saturday, July 12, 2014

JALC





A charter member of JALC* riding through Egypt...








*  Joshua, Avonel, Laurel and Cobb








Thursday, July 10, 2014

Port Angeles, Washington



PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON









Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Constancy









O ye spiritual friends! Such must be your constancy that should the evil-wishers put every believer to death and only one remain, that one, singly and alone, will withstand all the peoples of the earth, and will go on scattering far and wide the sweet and holy fragrances of God. Wherefore, should any fearsome news, any word of terrifying events, reach you from the Holy Land, see to it that ye waver not, be ye not stricken by grief, be ye not shaken. Rather, rise ye up instantly, with iron resolve, and serve ye the Kingdom of God.
--‘Abdu’l-Baha









Sunday, July 6, 2014

Alamo Update








Except for the concrete, screws and a few nails, I reused wood pieces salvaged from replaced fencing and a 2x8 roof joist from this pile.



The window on the right is now the new door.












UPDATE

I put some work into it today.  I think I've finished the outside.













Friday, July 4, 2014

Bicycles on the 4th of July




BICYCLES ON THE 4TH OF JULY












Wednesday, July 2, 2014