Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Summer's First Date

Summer went on her first date with Neil, the boy next door. He's adorable, plus he has a car and he can drive. And he's only 4! Kids these days.

Julia's Garden

Julia is having a great time in her new garden. Ron rototilled for 4 hours on Saturday to prep the ground. Now we've transplanted some new chard, thyme, rosemary, sage and pansies (which are edible). More to come.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Buster's Soccer Ball

I think Buster's soccer ball has just about had it.

- Ron

Friday, September 12, 2008

Summer stuff

Summer in her new car.

Summer likes Feist. Daddy likes Photoshop.

Wasp nests

Every now and then some wasps will make a little mud hut on the side of our house.

The Occultation of Neptune by the Moon

It's rare and it happened tonight (Friday, Sept. 2, 2008). Neptune is the farthest planet in our solar system (sorry Pluto), and normally it doesn't share a sight line between us, the moon and itself _ but tonight it did. I took some pictures, for posterity and perhaps a space on a wall in Summer's room, and you can't tell it's happening, but it is. Anyway, the moon looked pretty and somewhere, just grazing its edge is bluish light from Neptune _ 2.68 billion miles away.

I like space.
- Ron

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Yellow Daisy Festival

We went to the Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park late last week. It was ... interesting. Lots of craft going on.

Grain miller.

(Heat + animals) - moisture = jerky!

The Stone Mountain is seen through the trees. It is the largest piece of exposed granite on Earth. Bigger than El Capitan, though not as tall or well known. Also, there are three figures of the Confederate States of America carved into the side of it: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis. No word yet on whether or not they'll add Jeff Foxworthy.

Summer approaches a clutch of bean bags.


More Summer.

Freshly milled bags of flour and pancake fixins'.

More milling action.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Ummm.... spiders.

Like spiders? Yeah, me neither. Yet here I am playing with this neat online Flash application.
Yes, you can even control the leg thickness and press the space bar to drop some flies for it to eat. This is like one line of code away from the creepiest screen saver. Ever.

- Ron

CD Review

Ron reviewed the new childrens album from Kimya Dawson, one-half of the Moldy Peaches band and best known for her work on the "Juno" soundtrack. Read it here or here. (Full disclosure: There's a typo in it and I'm blaming my editor. :)