Bold Orion on the Rise

I've always wanted to do some night sky photography, and with the Nikon I finally have a camera with decent time exposure controls. I was hoping to catch a Geminid meteor in the frame but gave up after about ten minutes because it was right about 0° F. that night, but I do think that some of the star pics were worth the effort anyhow.



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I took this one on Christmas Day (2007). The coyote was chasing a rabbit and didn't see me at first. Unfortunately the I didn't get the focus quite right, but it still isn't too bad a pic.

Good news everyone.

We finally got our asses moved! At least enough that we're now sleeping in our new house. What a relief! We still have a lot of stuff left to move before our new house is really home, but we do have enough to get by. The biggest remaining hurdles are moving the rest of Ruth's workroom for her businesses (links at right), and our 4,000+ volume library, but both of those thing will have much more space in our new house.


The Evil Eye

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Rascal must be--or at least thinks he is--one of the most photogenic cats alive.

Obligatory Nude Photo

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Every Photographer, both amateur and pro, needs to have a little nudity in their work. Otherwise what would bring the ninety-nine percent of the net users who only look at porn to their websites? (The other one percent also look at YouTube videos of kittens and pirate music.)

btw- I did get Ruth's permission to post this. ;)

Yes I am still blogging.

I haven't given up on the whole blogging thing, at least not yet. I've been awfully busy moving, or at least starting to. The problem is: Ruth and I are moving to the ranch house, which was my parent's house. And unfortunately my mom was (and to a slightly lesser extent my dad is) a terrible pack-rat. To make matters worse, my aunt, uncle, grandfather, great-uncle, & etc. (all relatives on my mom's side, cancer causing genes are a little less fun than a barrel of monkeys aren't they) were all pack-rats and died within the past ten years. Well, guess where all that stuff ended up.

Vermin? Who are you calling vermin?

Taken near the top of Logan Pass in Glacier Park. People have fed the gophers (technically ground squirrels) so much that they've lost all fear of people.


Taming the wild Eliza

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Here is Ruth struggling to subdue one of our cats, Eliza, after she went on a prolonged cat-nip bender. The de-tox was a killer and the only thing that got the poor kitty through it was a prolonged cat nap on Ruth's lap.
(no cats were harmed, however a human came pretty close to losing a limb)

Ruth at the Space Needle

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A pic of Ruth at the top of the space needle at night. You can tell from her expression that it is cold and very windy, but she was very patient with me while I fooled around with the camera settings and took time to show some nice Japanese tourists how the pictures looked.


Been a little while since my last post, but at least I have a good excuse; no really I do. This isn't the usual death of new blogs that occurs once the blogger realizes that he/she isn't as funny/opinionated/insightful as they once believed. (Actually I'm a loooong self-deluded way from realizing just how worthless the crap I write is.)