Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My First Attempt at Rock Balancing

...Or in my case, rock stacking. I finally met the artist (or one of them) that builds the rock towers at El Morro. I was riding yesterday and decided to pause and try one myself. Not exactly what I had in mind, but my riding companion was supervising (interfering). 

My next attempt will be more balancing-like instead of stacking-like.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Back in the day, there were so few mountain bikers, we could track each others movements by our tread because all had favorites (still do). I still like looking at tread on the ground.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Benjamin takes a stand

Benjamin has taught himself how to stand the last two days. He is able to pull himself up and hold on to the rails of his corral. Crazy!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011


Last night I was up late and happened to look out the window and saw a planet. I hardly ever look at the night sky here, because 1.) I live is a city with lots lights. 2.) I spend more time indoors 3.) it is usually cloudy. Anyway I went to the first bedroom where I have a Celestron reflecting telescope and checked it out. Turned out to be Jupiter with its bands of clouds and Galilean moons all in a row. Very cool!

Unfortunately I couldn't get my Canon SD1200 to take decent picture of what I was seeing through the eyepiece and this is the one of the "better" shots. Jupiter is over exposed, but the moons show up nicely. You get the general idea.

I miss the dry desert air! Great for viewing the sky...