'nature' Archive

red-tailed hawks of fresh pond

26 May 2010, 7:30 pm
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mama feeding babies a pigeon:

proud poppa:

some of these people got much better pictures than I did, and not only because their friends didn’t borrow their cameras and LEAVE THEM SET ON SOLARIZE:

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devoured soon

19 December 2008, 2:36 pm
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so lucky

11 February 2008, 8:56 am
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Yesterday’s weather wasn’t like weather so much as like weather special effects. We got mmmmaybe a quarter inch of snow total, but it all came down in two five minute mini-blizzard bursts — with sunshine and puffy clouds in between. (And the second snow was pretty much scoured away by fierce overnight winds — the […]

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there’s a hole in the sky

3 December 2007, 7:40 pm
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About 12:30 I thought I’d take a picture of the season’s first snow:

Things carried on pretty much in this vein for a while, until about 90 minutes later I suddenly noticed a gap in the low clouds through which I could see blue sky and a puffy cumulus cloud.

Never seen anything quite like that before.

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anger management strategy #13789

2 November 2007, 7:09 pm
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Take a picture of a beautiful sunset.
(Larger version at flickr)

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paging Reverend Malthus

29 August 2006, 8:35 pm
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Once upon a time, I attended a conference about (unclassified) artificial intelligence applications in (defense) logistics. One presentation there trumped any horror flick I’ve ever seen for sheer terror. It dealt with robots designed to enter storage tanks that had a mixture of toxic contaminants, identify their contents, and neutralize them (if possible). What made […]

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ambivalent tree

8 October 2005, 11:56 am
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I’m resisting the temptation to burden this tree with metaphorical significance.

(Larger version at my flickr site)
(This picture seems to look much better (more saturated) on some monitors than others. So if it’s kinda blah for you, I apologize.)

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four shots of his nibs

4 September 2005, 3:48 pm
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It’s Theo’s chair!

(Larger version at flickr)
It’s way too bright in here.

S-t-r-r-r-e-t-c-h!

Ok, you woke me. Was there actually a point to this?

(There’s more Theo on Catster.)

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