Archive for July, 2012

You Didn’t Do That

I hope the President’s gaffe about “you didn’t do that,” sends him back into the private sector. Better yet, unemployed.

Olympic humor courtesy Ramirez . . .

You Didn’t Win That

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Courtyard In Bloom

Courtyard In Bloom

I stood just inside the courtyard gate and snapped this photo of all the pretty red birds and Cleveland sage in bloom. It is a cloudy day with a chance of more monsoon clouds forecast for later. Last night, we had a dandy lightning and thunder show with some steady rain. Click on the image to enlarge.

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HESS Telescope

H.E.S.S.

I was tooling across the web on Friday at my usual web stops when I ran across this behemoth telescope on APOD. It’s the High Energy Stereo System (HESS) used not for looking into space, but to analyze the light emitted by cosmic rays striking the Earth’s atmosphere.

When I first saw the picture of this 32×24 meter cherenkov telescope I immediately thought of the giant contraption in the film “Contact” where Jody Foster takes a trip to the Vega star system. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Feeding the Critters

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Once in a while, we toss some of our leftovers up into the wash behind the house. We have thrown stale bread, unused tortillas, rice (had a bug in the bag) and so forth. I had some left over celery (which usually goes into the compost) and decided to toss it into the wash. Later, we saw a cottontail rabbit munching on a piece. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Global Climate Change - Except It’s Not Global

Olympic RainWe hear all the greenbats proclaim that the current heat wave and drought throughout the US is due to “global climate change.” News media blames all this heat and dry on greenhouse gasses ostensibly emitted by us humans.

Well, consider this contrary little factoid: in London, where the Olympic Games are starting today, there will be high temperatures in the 60’s and lows in the 50’s with rain. Funny how the hot and dry reports here fail to include details about cool and wet weather someplace else on the globe.

As we say in the title, “Global Climate Change - Except It’s Not Global.”

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Stargazer Lily

Stargazer Lily

I bought a half-dozen of these pretty stargazer lilies at the flower concession in the supermarket today. They are now in the vase on top of the sofa table in the great room. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Late Scenic View

Scenic View

Nothing to blog tonight. Here’s a view of the beautiful desert with clouds, mountains and teddy bear cholla. Good Night . . .

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