Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Gargoyles Snow Capped

The one on the left needs a Kleenex!
This is the house next door to me. The light just hit it right.

Monday, February 27, 2012

World's First Touch Screen Smartphone 1992

I give you the "Simon".

A joint venture between Bell South and IBM.
Besides a mobile phone its applications included a PDA, Pager and a Fax machine.
After some delays, it was marketed in 1994 with major apps such as
calendar, address book, world clock, note pad, email and games.
It originally sold for $899.00 and was marketed in 190 cities in 15 states.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Backyard Bird Watch III

European Starling

In winter this bird is dark blue with white speckles. In the summer they are jet black.
The pattern on their wings look amazingly like the shields on the "bat-mobile".
Although attractive this time of year, these birds are considered invasive.
They arrive in hordes and destroy crops and compete with native birds.
When this picture was taken there were at least fifty more on the ground 
snapping up corn kernels, bird seed and attacking the suet feeders in a frenzy! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Anonymous NM Bill Revealed!!!

Well, Sort Of...

Bill is at the historic marker where Sheriff Pat Garrett was murdered nearby.
Pat Garrett is known for shooting "Billy The Kid".

"Who was that masked man?"
"I don't know, but he left on a silver bullet!"

Monday, February 20, 2012

Spooky Troll Tree!

Imagine seeing this in your backyard!
Actually, it is a sculpture by master sculptor Kim Graham.
You can see more of her work at: http://kimgrahamstudios.com/

Friday, February 17, 2012

Skywatch Oregon

This beautiful photograph of Mt. Hood was taken from McNeil Point, Portland, Oregon.
Credit for this photo goes to Monica George.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Backyard Bird Watch II

Cardinal Adult Female And Junco

The dish of seeds on top of my grill seems to be a "civic center" for birds and squirrels to gather for a quick snack. 
I love the colors of both the male and female cardinals and how they stand out against the white snow.
The female has an olive back and orange breast with blood red tips on her wings and tail feathers.
This female and her mate are regulars in my backyard.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Backyard Bird Watch

Hairy Woodpecker Male.

A variety of birds are getting used to my backyard feeders.
It is important to keep feed out during these winter months and it's a delight to see these pretty birds.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tag Tuesday Bonus

"One Way Rides Our Specialty"
The Malacchi Brothers with their new ride.
Faster and better service.
(Could their vanity plate refer to how many in a single ride?)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Beware Of This Man

"I'VE COME FOR YOUR DAUGHTERS!"
"Sister Rachael, you're application to go to heaven has been ok'd.
We leave first thing in the morning."

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Goths In Lakewood

I see these fashionable middle schoolers almost everyday.
They have some pretty "snappy" outfits, no?
The boy's shoes look like they could keep your bacon from curling on the grill...