Quail Snow Angels

November 27, 2010

One of the quail obviously miscalculated its ability to walk on snow and sunk into it. Flapping its way out of the situation caused a beautiful snow angel – bird style!

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Frosty Windows

November 27, 2010

The day before Thanksgiving we had beautiful frost patterns on the windows. Here are a couple pictures!

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Snow – The Science Thereof

December 28, 2009

The Oregonian had a great front page article by Joe Rojas-Burke on the science of snow. Unfortunately, the same illustrations weren’t online, though. There was a side-bar on the uniqueness of snowflakes from “Snow Crystals” by W.A.Bentley and W.J. Humphreys, published in 1931. Here is a neat little list of snow crystal books on Amazon. We are headed into snow tomorrow, I think…..

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Clark Little Wave Photography is Gorgeous!

December 25, 2009

The January/February 2010 issue of Sierra Club’s Sierra Magazine has a wonderful cover article on Clark Little’s photography called “View from the Vortex” with totally awesome photos of surf, tubes and breaking waves. On the Sierra Club Magazine website, they also have a slideshow of more of Clark Little’s photos. So Cool!

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Erin Breen’s Driving Home All Smiles

December 1, 2009

Erin Breen’s 11/29/09 Reno Gazette-Journal Family File article on “Driving Home A Lesson That’s Hard To Teach” describes a wonderful experience that all parents strive to have – the opportunity to know that something you tried to teach your children actually became embedded in their character. With the actual number of Americans actively saving money at such an all-time low in these United States, it is refreshing to hear about the small successes!

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Struggling To Adapt To Global Changes

November 19, 2009

I was all set to write my blog tonight based on my reading of the new issue of National Wildlife by the National Wildlife Federation when I got drawn in to watch tonight’s PBS Television NOVA Episode Becoming Human Part 3. It was too fascinating. I had to watch. This link is good until 12/31/09 to watch it right on-line. So, tonight’s blog will be short to write but long for you to explore if you want to!

What is so fascinating is how it compares and contrasts with the National Wildlife article I was planning to tell you about – only it is about wildlife instead of humans. The article is called Desperate Measures: Struggling to adapt to global warming, wildlife species are changing their diets, behaviors and, in a few cases, even their genetic makeup by Jessica Snyder Sachs. The photos are great – especially the baby birds, baby squirrels, red and arctic foxes, and polar bears – actually they are all super! And… the article is very much worth reading!

This theme really is the same one that is in the NOVA program! Enjoy!

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Kudos to womensconference.org

October 27, 2009

The 2009 Women’s Conference is (for yet another year) a totally awesome experience – even as a webcast!

Yesterday was fantastic -we were there in person. Today is/was as well! We are watching the webcast from a conference room at work. The conference attendees are moving to their breakout sessions right now, so the webcast is on hold. This is after the very moving story by Maria Shriver about her mother’s last days and the panel of Maria, Elizabeth Edwards, Susan Saint James and Lisa Niemi (Patrick Swayze’s wife) about grief, healing and resilience. Wow!

Check out the website because there are lots of clips, photos and streaming available!

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The 2009 Women’s Conference

October 25, 2009

I am looking forward to tomorrow for the Day of Transformation as the start of The 2009 Women’s Conference. This year is the first time the Monday sessions have been offered. I feel lucky to have gotten these tickets. I was logged in less than 5 minutes after ticket sales started (last July!) yet I was over 1000 in the waiting line and all the Tuesday main event tickets were gone by the time my turn came. So I helped organize a conference room at work so we could drop in during the day and watch the live webcast. You can click on the link here and watch it yourself as well. Learn how to be an architect of change and then pass it on!

This is a totally fantastic opportunity to take part in. I hope you do check it out!

What do women want? What they are saying is here.

Who is speaking at the 2009 Women’s Conference? Besides Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger? The List is here. Pretty awesome!

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First Photos of Abigail

October 23, 2009

Cyndi, Aron, Austin and Grandma Teresa had a chance to see baby Abigail today in 3D/4D Ultrasound. Cyndi posted the pictures on her Facebook. Abigail slept through the whole thing! She’s so cute! Here are sample photos of babies at 29 weeks, the same age as Abigail. Here are some fun before & after photos!

Seven Hour Road Trip For C-17

July 23, 2009

Great photo, by Eugene Garcia of The Orange County Register, of the C-17 in front of Mahe Seafood Restaurant in Seal Beach! It looks like the fish on the sign! Check out the rest of the slide show, too! Science Dude reports the 7 hour move from Long Beach to Seal Beach on his blog. Awesome!

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