Monday, June 25, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Weight Loss System

"Mike's Motivator" Weight Loss System is simple and easy to use.
Just post it on the refrigerator door.

There's no stringent dieting, no strenuous exercising. 

Once a week write down your weight in the empty boxes at the bottom.
You'll be amazed at the results in one month!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Man In The Moon's Twin Brother

The Man In The Moon's twin brother appeared in my pillow!
He probably came down here since his brother is out of town with the new moon.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

First Day Of Summer - HOT!

We're looking at a forecast high of 93 degrees on the first day of summer!
Old people - stay inside.
Drink plenty of water.
Wear sunblock.
Save electricity.
Margaritas - Drink 'em if you got 'em.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Micro Monsters

This nameless bacteria and some germs exist in a microscopic landscape!
To think that that could be crawling around on your scalp... or worse places.
Photo from Dark Roasted Blend.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Honeybees Festooning

This photo is from the Facebook page of the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.
When bees build their comb, they work in teams.
The bees have hooks on the end of their legs and they link them together 
to form what's considered to be a "natural" scaffolding to work around the nest.

This additional photo by Brandon Dill shows another unique view of bees linking or "festooning".

More information is available here at The Peace Bee Farmer.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Blood Suckers

The nasty buggers are back. This one was huge!
When I tried to smack it, it grabbed the towel and slapped me in the face with it!
I eventually crippled it, though.
Looks like he could drink about a quart!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lost In Thought

I saw this little guy soaking up some rays while contemplating Nietzsche.
Click to enlarge.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Backyard Birdwatch X

Unlike her male counterpart, the female House Finch has no vibrant colors.
The male of course, looks like he was dipped in raspberry juice!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Drumstick Face

Is that David Bowie? Or Gumby with a bad sunburn?
No, wait. It's Barack with acid thrown in his face!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Nature's Tiny Beauty

I discovered this tiny ground cover at the edge of my driveway.
This is just one blossom that I picked out of a two foot patch. It only measures 1-inch across.
It amazes me that in this vast universe such intricate beauty abounds in such a tiny space.
Click the image to enlarge.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Backyard Birdwatch IV

Have you ever wondered what birds are singing away at quarter-to-five in the morning? And just before sunset?
I tried to spot them desperately in the dark but had no luck. 
I was told by my contact at the Lake Erie Nature Center that the songbirds were American Robins.
Well, last night as the sun was going down I heard the wonderful chirping melody out front.
I spotted this robin high on a rooftop singing away!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

School Is Out!

Today is the last day of school here in Lakewood!
Drive safe and watch out for kids.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Venus Transit Across The Sun

Probably should have waited till Friday for "Skywatch" but then it would be old news.
Photo courtesy of Anonymous NM Bill.
Click to enlarge.

Below is his rig for viewing the transit:

Seems like anything astronomical can best be seen in the Southwest.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Little Tikes

This pretty "Little Tike" lives next door.
She takes her driving seriously!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Backyard Birdwatch VIII


A magnificent beauty.
I was able to get close to this guy to take his portrait
due to the fact that he smacked into the window and was stunned for a few minutes.
He fully recovered and flew away, probably with a slight headache.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Baby Hummingbirds

Anonymous NM Bill took these shots of two hummingbird nests in the springs of his neighbor's porch swing!
There are nests at both ends of the swing!

Thanks, Bill!