Monday, April 27, 2015

Late April Garden Pictures

Late April garden pictures.

Sunday, April 26, 2015



Friday, April 24, 2015


The X-37B is an interesting space vehicle.

  The United States Air Force's X-37B space plane will launch on its fourth mission next month.The unmanned X-37B Space Plane, which looks like a miniature version of NASA's now-retired space shuttle orbiter, is scheduled to blast off atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on May 20.

The Air Force owns two X-37B space planes, both of which were built by Boeing's Phantom Works division. The solar-powered spacecraft are about 29 feet long by 9.5 feet tall (8.8 by 2.9 meters), with a wingspan of 15 feet (4.6 m) and a payload bay the size of a pickup-truck bed. The X-37B launches vertically atop a rocket and lands horizontally on a runway.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Blue Heron

I saw a Blue Heron fly over my house this morning.  

photo from here

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Grey Squirrels

I started feeding squirrels raw peanuts in my backyard this year.  There have been as many as five at one time, but usually only two.  They're handsome and humorous little critters.

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pictures from web

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What to say during fearful natural events

"On the appearance of fearful natural events call ye to mind the might and majesty of your Lord, He Who heareth and seeth all, and say "Dominion is God's, the Lord of the seen and the unseen, the Lord of creation".      --Baha'u'llah

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Big Sur River


My son Jeffrey Cobb and I rode my motorcycle down to Big Sur from Santa Cruz planning to camp one night in 1987.  Pfeiffer was full and Fernwood too funky, so we just spent the day in the park and rode home that night.  

 I sketched this as he swam.

Three years later, I'd drive down alone and spend the day on the river mourning his passing. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015


Cut the vigorous Photinia back.  The lawn is the next project.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Sleeping Cat Face

This cat is known in Japan as having the ‘Most Awful Sleeping Face’.

from here

Friday, April 3, 2015

Favorite Band Name

'Skip Towne and the City Limits'  played Santa Cruz in the 80's.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Eastern Redbud

My Redbud is starting to bloom..