So my wife was freaked out by a bug recently. She wanted me to 'take care of it.' Usually that means bug death. However, I don't usually kill bugs unless they are wood ticks or mosquitoes. So I scooped it up in a tissue and carried him outside. We keep our house clean, but I
Nothing like finding something orange in the garden, right? This time, the orange is made of glass. I think it's glass, anyway. I wasn't about to go fondle it to be sure. This was in a botanical garden in Colorado. I do like how it makes all the greenery and concrete work plain by comparison.
There used to be a time when a weird beer name would turn me off. There used to be a time when if I didn't recognize the beer can I would pass it by. There used to be a time when I wouldn't buy a beer if it wasn't cheap or on sale. This is
I have more stuff than I really need. Most people do. But as is typical, the moment you start throwing stuff out or decluttering, the next day you find a need for that silly gadget or leftover scrap of wood. My basement is packed with this kind of stuff. And since I'm a packrat, my
Since this is a blog, I'm allowed to dump my thoughts onto the page every now and again without anyone judging or caring. I'm self-employed, which is actually not some euphemism for sitting at home and doing nothing. I actually have a business I've been running for the last 18 years. I used to be
During a recent camping trip, we came across some massive trees covered in spanish moss. Arching branches reach out to provide shade, but the spanish moss has a tendency to choke off the trees over time, often just from its weight alone, and when it shades the rest of the tree from getting sun. Still,
Ok, I know this is not truly the typical yellow we see for Wednesday Yellow, but I was looking through some old vacation photos and came across this beautiful plate of fish and chips. I was in Cape Cod years ago, and found this cool restaurant that had the best fish I've had in a
I was sorting through some of my old electronics amidst stuff on my shelves. As a longtime collector of stuff, I have a lot of stuff to sort through. I found a box of old Russian-made tubes, like those used in old radios and amps. They really are beautiful little devices, and when they're lit
I think I visited San Francisco once. But this is the only photo I can find of the visit. I don't remember taking this photo. Like most folks in the digital age, I have a phone full of photos. And if you're better about housekeeping than most, you have some of them moved to your
It's hard to know where purple stops and red begins. Or lavender. Or periwinkle. I believe what I took a photo of here is a Heliconia, but properly named or not this is a beautiful flower. It almost looks dangerous, what with all the pointy bits and spikes, but it's soft and lush.