Monday, May 14

Just add water


Skittles, the guinea pig, poses while I play around with depth of field on my Canon PowerShot S3.

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Thursday, May 3

Please Do Not Sit

At Fife Restaurant in downtown Birmingham: "Please Do Not Sit touch or Remove Anything on this Table. Thank You."

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Wednesday, May 2

Panoply Arts Festival

A shot across Big Spring Park in Huntsville at the Panoply Arts Festival on April 29.

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Tuesday, April 3

Surf rider

Heavy surf on Cocoa Beach made for some fun rides on the tube.

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Sunday, April 1

Giraffes heading home

Kayaking at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida. The giraffes were heading back to their pens for the evening and walked next to the canal we were on.

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Saturday, March 31

Cocoa Beach

A photograph shot in Cocoa Beach, Florida in March. It was a little cool, but not enough to keep people off the beach.

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Bird of paradise

This photo was taken at my parent's house in Florida. The flower bloomed the day before. My Canon PowerShot S3 had a feature that will highlight a color and turn the rest of the image black and white.

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Hyacinth Macaw

The Hyacinth Macaw is usually found in Brazil. I took this photo at the Brevard Zoo.

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Tuesday, March 27

White Rhinoceros

I took this photo of a white rhinoceros at the Brevard Zoo. They're not actually white, but are grey or yellowish in color. This one had just climbed out of a mud hole.

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Monday, March 26

Our new art

These two pieces of art came from my grandfather's house. We believe they were purchased around 1959. They spruce up our family room, but are probably too hip for our lifestyle.

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A parrot photographed at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida. One of the best little zoos in the country. It gets better every time I visit.

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Saturday, March 24

Universal Orlando

The Cat in the Hat and Grinch greet visitors at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure. I visited with my family last week. My son and I loved the Hulk roller coaster and Seuss Landing was very cute. Hulk may be the best roller coaster I've been on. At the start it accelerates from 0 to 40 mph in 2 seconds and hits a top speed of 67 mph. There are a total of 7 inversions. We give it 4 thumbs up.

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Tuesday, March 6

A War We're Not Winning: Us vs Spam

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Wednesday, February 14

February in New York

Drifts from a February 13, 1899 blizzard pile up against buildings in Harlem, New York City. This photo was taken by R.F. Turnbull.

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Tuesday, February 6

Big bugs

Are bugs beautiful? Some can be. More than 2,000 photos of beetles, spiders and moths from Thailand can be found at I ran across this site on the new K12 Hot Links, which is resource blog for teachers, but worth browsing for the fun links found there.

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Thursday, January 25

Flashmob randomly chasing people

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Tuesday, January 23

Quote of the day

Queen spent the time between the shooting and his death in praying and cursing and talking with the women.

- From a newspaper account of the 1888 shooting of notorious Kep Queen by Sheriff E. Sanders, and posse.

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Knock knock jokes from 1936

I recently bought what may be the most confusing book of knock knock jokes ever. Many of the cultural references in this 1936 book are lost on me, but that doesn't stop me from appreciating the illustrations by Bob Dunn. Here are the first three of 49 illustrations. I'll eventually get them all posted.

This is my best one yet.
Notice the high class knock with the back of the hand
Who's there?
Chester who?
Chester song at twilight

Knok knok
Who's there, who's there
Hoffman who?
I'll Hoffman I'll puff an' I'll blow yer house in

Wait'll ya hear this one
Knock knock
Who's there?
Shixa (high voice)
Shixa who?
Shixa one - half dozen of another

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