Friday, March 24, 2017

Desert Flowers

Thought these were pretty nice pictures of the current super bloom out in the Anza-Borrego area.

And with flowers come those that eat them...
I'm told that is a White-lined Sphinx Moth caterpillar.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Obama May Not Have a Strategy, but ISIS Does...

These two Headlines speak for themselves.  The contrast could not be more stark.

Note: Screen capture image taken from the CBS News website at 1815 PDT on Aug 28, 2014.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Life Imitates Art...

When I saw this article about the forest service having to saw up cows to get them out of a cabin, all I could think of was the scene with the horse in National Lampoon's Animal House.  I guess I have a warped sense of humor.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Ultimate O(W)S Statement

I could never say it so clearly...

Merry Christmas.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sad Commentaries on "Life in California"

Over at Beers with Demos there is a very sad story about how bad life in California is getting in the Central Valley that is definitely worth reading. But what really prompted this post is the oh-so-perfect story from yesterday's Rose Parade.

Seems that the float from the city of Sierra Madre won this year's Governor's Award, one of the Tournament of Roses Parade's most prestigious awards, which is awarded to the float which "best depicts life in California." What makes their depiction of "Life in California" so richly ironic is that the float broke down, right at the main TV area, and had to be towed the rest of the way (see full story).

Friday, April 23, 2010

Two Links To See

First here is a stunning view of the sun in the extreme ultraviolet (false color of course).

Then I wonder if this is a peek into the house of the Maximum Leader? (Note: I couldn't figure out ow to make that first link always point to the entry for April 23, 2010, so be sure to go to that date.)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Tomorrow is Pi Day...

So go out and party like it's 3.13...