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Not quite spring yet…

It's been a cold and wet winter here in Delta compared to normal.  For us it's still a lot milder than Meeker and we are enjoying it daily.  We get a lot of light snow that melts off the same day.  The temps are normally well into the 40's by now but...

Wings n fries n beer


Not a fan of pumpkin ale. Don't like most 'flavors' added to my beer or cigars or pipe. [shrugs]

34° this morning

Foal from March 2009

Mead Botanical Gardens

Took a walk to the gardens while my car was being serviced this morning. Ran across a bird acting a bit strange. He landed and then fidgeted around a lot. After watching him a bit and zooming in I discovered that he apparently pushed his beak into some sort of...

Burning trash in 55 gal. drum

We keep a old metal drum in the shed area to burn cardboard and other large paper trash items.  It gets fired up about every two weeks and saves s space in the single trash container that we put out for collection. It always makes me feel like a sterno bum when I fire...

Magnolia Grandiflora at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital

This beautiful flower was found on a walkway between the parking garage and one of the many healthcare related offices in the hospital complex.  

Bonfire for Jeff’s birthday

Sandi and I invited Jeff and Leta for dinner for his birthday and lit up a huge pile of brush and other stuff we had gathered from around the property over the summer.  It was quite a display!  I snapped this great silhouette of Jeff while he was tending the fire....

Great dinner

Scallops on a bed of rice and romaine.  This is part of the reason why I have dropped form a high weight of 282 in December of 2007 to 229 this week,  My goal is to get to about 190 lbs.

Getting settled in

Believe it or not, we are still unpacking stuff.  I worked all day in the garage today and didn't make a dent. A few weeks ago I did get my weather station installed and it is operating with almost all features enabled.  I still have to hang the lightning detector,...

Changed from Running to Cycling

Well, it happened. This year I discovered that my body just doesn't handle the impact of running any longer. I've been using Runkeeper to track my running and walking activity since July of 2010. In that time I've tracked over 500 runs for a total of 980 miles. It was...

I am the chimney sweep

It's a dirty job and Mike Rowe wasn't around.

Nephews. 16 & 17 now!

Nikon D5500 Review: Digital Photography Review

Source: Nikon D5500 Review: Digital Photography Review Well, getting back into photography a bit, purchased an enthusiast level Nikon.  Opted out of the kit lens and got a great deal on a decent zoom until I can afford a good lens.  Hopefully photos will follow....

Recent Rides

Over the past week or so I've done a lot of riding. Rode to work at the library, back to Water Witch coffee in Highlands, to and from Camp K Nine, and to the Keyport watefront. 

Maryland Blue Crabs

Before: After:

A New Baby Colt

Sandi acts as the breeding and babysitting facility for our babies as well as her brother and sister-in-law. This fella is from Dollie, one of Jeff and Leta's mares.  No name yet.

Happy Birthday USA!

Independence Day video from my deck in 720p HD taken with and edited on my iPhone with the iMovie app.  After it starts, change to 720p mode (lower right). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5smQ7JYvjv4

The sky. Right now.

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Everyone seems to get butt-hurt so easily these days.  At least the Irish don't get offended easily. I don't see them demanding that Lucky Charms change their name or stop using the diminutive supernatural being in Irish folklore, the beloved...



For the last few years I've been doing pro bono web development work on and off for several German Shepherd rescue organizations, in addition to my job at the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library. There's also been a paying gig along the way that I stumbled upon. German...

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Hyperlapse Video

About 7 minutes of Hyperlapse video of my 40 minute ride home from work at the Matawan Aberdeen Library. It starts off on surface streets for about 1.5 miles but the balance of about 6 miles is on the Henry Hudson Trail which parallels the Ocean, sometimes only a...

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Holmdel Park & Bell Works Ride

Longest ride to date. Left around 1pm and headed to Holmdel Park. Only took about 45 minutes. After cruising aropund there a bit on the wooded trails we rode to Bell Works, just over a mile away. What a neat place. Grabbed some coffee and headed home. Nice 3 hour...