Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mr. Pototo Head says, ....

... "holy reindeers, it's time to finish your Christmas list and send it off to The North Pole."

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Part ii: Perfect Turkey


Happy Thanksgiving! Part i: The turkey's journey to our table is underway!

11:45 Laurie is preparing the bird.

Noon: The turkey cooking begins, 45 brickets on each side with drip pan in the middle.

Covered up temps will be about 325*F. We're looking at about 4 and 3/4 hours for this 18 pound bird.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

It pays to look up!

The first picture is from Heath's Bridge in Concord, looking upstream at about 4 pm this afternoon.  I took the second picture 30 seconds later from the same location.  All I had to do is look up about 45 degrees.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Leaf identification?

Laurie and I were walking in the center of Concord and saw some leaves from large trees planted there that weren't recognizable to us.  This view below is taken before turning right into town as if you were walking from the Colonial Inn.  Vanderhoofs would be a couple doors down after you round the corner here.  And the First Parish Church would be straight ahead.  And the flagpole on the center green would be just to the left.  These are the trees from which these leaves fell.  Any idea what they are? Laurie and I would be interested.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A couple of photo club pictures

Here are two pictures I was pleased with, and entered them in my club's November competition. Both received 28 of 30 points.  The Aspens shot is being printed at 12" x 18" and I plan to frame it and put it on my office wall. I would love to say that I hiked miles through the woods and scaled a big cliff to get the image of the Bald Eagle, but no.... I took it in Rhode Island at the Roger Williams Zoo in Providence.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Reed and Amy were able to get together in Georgia over the weekend

Reed was able to get time away from the base this past weekend and Amy flew down to be with him.  Here's a nice picture of the two of them which I "borrowed" from his facebook page.  (Hope that's okay, Reed.)

Crunch time

My brand new (8000 miles) van had a bit of a conflict with the edge of the stonewall, next to our driveway entrance. Very sad.