Now looking at the potential of humans (including myself) with regard to understanding complex natural phenomena.
By: ycd0108, 8:46 AM GMT on November 21, 2012
It just takes one long day to get back home: Drop Rentacar and shuttle to McCarren Airport and hang around then fill a seat on a Boeing 737 for a couple of hours and we are half way. Transit to the Horseshoe Bay Ferry and fill another seat for another couple of hours. Daughter #1 picks us up and we visit a while then home. Left the Hotel in Boulder City at about 0900 and got here around 2200.
Just had to stay up to see my choice of photos from the trip. G'Night.
Updated: 3:54 PM GMT on December 04, 2012
By: ycd0108, 10:35 PM GMT on November 12, 2012
Lost the iPod a week or so ago but will maybe purchase some kind of access while there.
I used to traipse about the whirl with nothing but the cash in my pocket but those days are gone.
The last few days have been "very interesting" here what with moving boats and driving about from dock to dock.
I'll try to check in now and then just for fun.
"See ya in the "Funny Papers"!"
Updated: 8:12 PM GMT on November 20, 2012
By: ycd0108, 6:56 PM GMT on November 06, 2012
Jupiter kept a large raccoon up in the Black Walnut (upper left in the picture) last night for an hour or two. We went to bed and he came up and slept in the hallway which is unusual for him. Maybe one of the neighbors was setting off fireworks.
Though the picture below was taken a couple of days ago it could still be seen today with fewer leaves on the trees and the same rain and fog. Most of the leaves on the Walnut are from the bigger Maple further to the left and we are putting off raking till most leaves are down.
By: ycd0108, 4:40 PM GMT on November 01, 2012
But this picture is in better focus. It is foggy wet dawn here and leaves are falling on the just newly power washed "sun" deck.
We gave up on seal coats for the 2"x6" Western Red Cedar decking years ago and just blast it off a couple of times a year. The combination of rain and leaves makes the deck dangerously slippery and any seal coat simply burns up in the sun and washes off in the rain.
The big Maple stands about 4' from the deck and shades us in the summer. It had been "Topped" before we built here at about 30' and we bring in a tree climber now and then to prune the high spikes. I'd say it's been less than ten years since all the leaders were snipped but the new ones stick up 20'. They are 3-4" at the base and 30' in the air so getting them down safely is a bit of a challenge. Last go around I got a call to come home to run the tag lines for the arborist after one of the spikes speared through a deck plank.
Updated: 11:18 PM GMT on November 01, 2012