Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
I metal detected at lunch today; the first time I've done that in a long time. I visited a nearby park, and discovered that there is a small practice football field down in the woods there. I don't know how long it's been in use. The park dates to 1969, but there is a very old cemetery and old house remains on the land, and I found an old button there (what little I could find through Googling indicates it may date to the early 1800s) a couple of years ago.
Friday, September 21, 2012
I have seen very few large butterflies the last two summers. I think last summer it was because the spring and early summer were so wet. Maybe they are still recovering.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
We went to watch our oldest daughter run at the Hite Invitational last night. I was a great evening for it, and a big crowd. She ran well, and her team did well; I am very proud of her! But I was so caught up in cheering and yelling, and in cheering for the rest of the kids, that I completely neglected to take any photos until after the race. So here is a photo of her sister on the swings.
I also have some photos of Erin having her hair spray-painted red, but those are on another camera.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
|Connect at Bernheim, August 2012|
|Squallis puppeteer at the Connect at Bernheim even, August 2012|
Back in August I went to Connect at Bernheim; here are some photos from the event. I was fun, although not all of it was very interesting. One of the first fun things I saw was a display when some guys were putting a device on people’s heads. This device would monitor your brain activity; if you concentrated, you could make an air compressor blow up a watermelon. It was kind of entertaining to watch.
The Squallis puppeteers were there, too. It was almost too dark to get a photo, but these came out OK. This one guy was putting on a wearable huge white buffalo puppet. Reminiscent of my giant skeleton Halloween costume.
The Louisville Astronomical Society members were there with a number of telescopes set up. I got a great view of Saturn, looking like a tiny ringed jewel on a black field.