Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

CHEERS!

Set off your own fireworks here http://fireworks2011.blogspot.com/ Choose your country and click your mouse on the sky to set off your own fireworks!

Best wishes always for the best to come for everyone!
Kim, Mike, Donna, Q Smith, Nancy Mc., Ile De France, Plymouth, UK, Elk Grove Ca., Sarasota Fl., Russian Federation, Virginia Beach, Va., Olney, MD., Adelaide, S. Australia, New York, NY., Waco Tx., Moscow City, Germany, Cleveland OH., Lakewood, OH., Sri Lanka, India and everywhere on this marble bowling ball!  



Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Brrrrrrr III!

Temperatures in the teens today...


 Macro photo of frost on my window.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Libby, Outdoors Cat

Libby Cannoli, born on the 4th of July, is an adventurous cat.


Here we see her at the start of a long trek to reach the top of the Christmas tree where she intends to camp out among the stars with the angel that resides at the top.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Skywatch Winter Solstice


As I'm sure most of you are aware, we had a total eclipse of the moon on the winter solstice. Here in the Midwest, I was able to capture the beginning of the eclipse through a hazy sky. But clouds rolled in and obscured the total eclipse.


But I put out an all points bulletin to my peeps on the west coast and in the southwest asking them to take pictures if they could. They wouldn't have to be be up as late either, due to the time change. Luckily, my friend Bill in New Mexico was able to get a clear shot during totality! Here is his photo:


To see more photos of the sky around the world visit here.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Children At Play

School is out for the winter break. Drive carefully!


And enjoy the holidays!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dinosaurs

This is "Crusty" an extinct Oviraptor.


The Oviraptor was an omnivorous dinosaur that lived during the Cretaceous Period about 75 million years ago. Oviraptor was about 6 to 8 feet long and probably weighed 60-70 pounds. Physically, Oviraptor seemed to be quite bird like with a crest on its head and thin forearms. It also had a strong jaw that could crack through shells like those of mollusks.

Remarkably, Crusty bears a close resemblance to the crust of a pizza I had last night.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

TV News And The Lower Third Crawl

Back around 2007, I was delivering flowers for a local florist. A rash of graffiti occurred on a number of businesses close by including the flower shop. Having heard about it on their police scanners, and on a slow news day, Action 19 News showed up to do a story on us. They interviewed my coworker Sharon and myself. I recorded our piece on the newscast.

I don't know about you but I won't watch any TV that has that annoying crawl at the bottom of the screen. What's worse, the headlines can be completely misleading if you were to look down at the right moment. It appears as if  Sharon and I were wanted felons captured by the law!

Take a look. These stills are from the newscast:






We even look like we did it!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Touch O' Class

For dat Ultra look in da hood...


Catch mah Bro wid his on:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Meet Mr. & Mrs. USB

Mr. and Mrs. U are looking sporty and dressed for the winter in their his and hers turtleneck sweaters. They are known around the world universally and they make a lot of connections wherever they go.


And here they are again sleeping after many long days of globe trotting and connecting everywhere. Shhh.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Brrrrrrrr II!

The cold didn't seem to deter this flock of birds from picking berries. There was a mix of robins and sparrows. I can count 25 but I know there were more.


Then again, perhaps they were just saluting the flags? Unfortunately, the click of my shutter scattered them away.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Brrrrrrrr!

Mighty cold in L-town...


The snow seems to have subsided for the time being but strong winds are keeping temperatures in the single digits. Today's forecast calls for another 2 inches of new snow.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Driftwood Animals

Mike sent this to me. I can see numerous animal figures in this piece of wood (as always a little squint goes a long way).


Not necessarily in this order but I can make out a moose, a horse, a hippo, a piglet and a dog that's peeing on the carpet. Shame on the mess. 

Oxymoron?

What's wrong with this picture!


Leaves your skin feeling refreshed - like sandpaper! Does "Non-Comedogenic" mean it's not much fun to put on?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

What Do You See?

Try squinting and look real hard for a few seconds then tell me what you see.


Here's a hint: (I don't see anything. This was just a test) Oh, wait! Maybe it's an aerial view of the Million Man March on Washington? Nah. Gotcha!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hagar Under The Sheets


Who is this pink bearded warrior coming out from under the sheets?


Give it a little squint and it's "Hagar"!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Crossbred Hybrid - The Lemato

A scientific breakthrough in genetic engineering. A lemon crossed with a stem tomato!


Researchers were fascinated and proud of their historic achievement when the Lemato matured on the vine. There was some argument though over naming the cross breed. Some wanted to call it the Tomlem but they finally settled on the Lemato.

As the Lemato is being prepared for worldwide distribution, a team of marketing experts are scurrying to flood the media with recipes and uses for this new vege-fruit.

And just for any skeptics out there, NO this is not Photoshopped.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Snow Grinch

Looks like we're in for some bad weather!


The avatar of the Snow Grinch appeared in my waste basket disguised as a crumpled tissue! I checked the 5-day forecast and, sure enough, there's a Lake Effect snow warning through Tuesday. The usual heaviest hit areas could accumulate anywhere from 10-20 inches!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Cloud Family


I think they know each other. After all, they are traveling together.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

What's This?

December 1st. This Google-Doodle Logo represents what? Can you guess before you look it up? It was history being made. Are you "Seeing Things"?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Girl With Mechanical Hair


As an artist, I always enjoyed picking up a pencil and just start doodling. With no end in mind, as I see shapes developing and begin seeing images appear, I work on bringing out the image. The girl with mechanical hair is the result of such doodling. I added a little bit of water color to finish the piece.

Remarkably, she does resemble a girl named Cindy that I dated in high school. Ahh, the subconscious mind at work?