Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sky Watch - September skies

 Sunset September 15

 Looking south September 20

 White fluff September 20

After sunrise September 20
Contrails September 24

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Header Challenge - Fall colors

When I choose the topic for this week I was expecting a vast color change from Mother Nature. Our colors now are mostly harvest colors., the fall explosion of color is still to come. 

These last four are from last October and we are looking forward to more of the same this year.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Header Challenge - Fifty stars

Fifty stars on our flag representing the United States Of America, flying at the fourth of July celebration last year.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Header Challenge - Away Day - NOT!

 Zoey snoozes while the sun shines

While Mac is Away, we are not!  A few weeks ago during a very heavy rain, water got in our basement, so we have been on a mission to prevent further occurrences. What is going away is a lot of stuff which is no longer needed. Stuff is being donated, recycled and trashed. My header is a pheasant that did get away on a fast run along the field behind us.

The problem area has been dug down to the foundation, sealed outside (above is on of the layers) and inside (sample section below). Landscaper will be here next week to replant the bushes.

Little frog tried to get away from the camera, but I spotted it.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Header Challenge - Latest photos

The past few days we (and my camera) have been focusing on the repair of some cracks in our basement wall. So I am illustrating the steps to get that job done. My header is a portion of the cracked wall inside (Some cracks were previously sealed), First, a landscaping crew moved the plants (they will be back next week to replant them).

 Second, dig down to the footers.

Third, patch the cracks outside, clean the wall, apply waterprofing, and dimple board.

Fourth, put the dirt back.

Fifth, Seal the cracks on the inside. The black strips are carbon fiber sealed across the cracks to further strengthen the wall. There is still some work to complete on the inside.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Header Challange - Official

Coins of the realm

I am not an avid coin collector, but I have saved some interesting coins when I spotted them and bought a few. (Loose change also ends up in my dresser drawer)

 Obverse of the three above

 These were in Dad's dresser

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Header Challenge - Odd shots

A few shots from my wanderings the past few months,all within a few miles of home. The ducks were busily preening while standing on the lily planters in the creek.

 It is actually an art school

 Night artist

 Froggy indeed went a-courtin'!

 What was I measuring?

 Odd tree trimming

Creepy bug inside the car