Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bluebird Video

My first video. I am playing with this stuff. I hope to learn more about it soon.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sagan and Hawking

I can't stop playing this video over and over. I love Sagan and Hawking. This seems a wonderful tribute to them and their work. It also seems like a neat validation of our time on earth as a part of a great chain of events.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Have Space Blanket, Will Travel

It has taken me a while to get this picture up. It is not something you see very often in our little town. On Sept. 10th, when we left for work, we saw this person huddled on the sidewalk near our house. There were two suitcases sort of guarding them as they slept under a space blanket. The airline tags on the luggage made me think that the person had flown very recently.

We asked around town and the story we got is that this man came to meet someone he had met online. He had flown into Elmira and gotten a ride to town from there. We will never know the end of his story. I sure can imagine lots of them though.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Their Old House

Work is being done on the cool, old house by the post office in Tioga. They stripped out the inside, demolished the two ends and have now lifted the entire thing in the air. These photos were taken last week. They have almost completed a new block foundation under it this week. I am VERY glad we didn't have to do that.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Blue Birds of Happiness

It took me a long time to walk from our truck to my office this morning. There was just too much to look at and take pictures of. As I was walking along I kept hearing thunk, thunk as something was hitting a parked car below me. The somethings were acorns. Our flock of blue jays that live on campus were having a ball eating the acorns on the trees that line Clinton St. I was fascinated and had to stop to watch. I took a couple pictures too.

The first pic is of the car that the blue jays were bombing. The second is dear ol' Beecher House, location of my current office. (Let's see this makes office number 10 that I have had on the MU campus.) The windows that you see on the far left are mine.