Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lunch break metal detecting 9-27-12

I metal detected again today at lunch, same field in the park. Found 6 quarters, 2 dimes, and 1 or 2 pennies.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lunch break metal detecting

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.
This was my first visit to the football field. It's sort of secluded and, although I've been to the park a couple of dozen times, I only just now realized it was there.  There wasn't much trash, and I found a quarter, a nickel, and a couple of pennies. I also found what looks like a necklace clasp, which I don't think is silver.  I only covered a small area, so I guess it's worth going back to.

Faith vs. Science. Now with bunnies and ducks.

Faith vs Science

Friday, September 21, 2012

Hite Invitational

Black swallowtail caterpillar on fennel

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.

I think I only saw on black swallowtail this year; it was sitting on a sunflower leaf under my bedroom window.  Yesterday I found this evidence that a black swallowtail visited my fennel.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cross Country

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, in August

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.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012