Wednesday, September 26, 2012

On the screen door this morning

I opened this door this morning and found a monarch buttefly warming its wings in the sunshine.  This specimen was in perfect condition, with no nicks or chips in its wings.  My guess is that it was newly hatched.  Because it was 50F this morning, the sun is needed to warm the wings.  It is through the wings that all the butterfly's blood flows and therefore spreading its wings to pick up the sunlight is the only way the butterfly can warm itself.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Laurie's birthday cake

Reminded us of the old Hostess cup cakes.  But this one was bigger and tasted better!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sunday: from apples to applesauce

Sunday was a great day for picking apples at Nagog Woods in Acton.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

MIT Crew Alumni Assoc received Great Dome Award

Last night Laurie and I attended the annual awards and dinner event of the MIT Alumni Association's 2012 Alumni Leadership Conference. We were there to see Jack/Dad/Granddad accept a Great Dome Award on behalf of the MIT Crew Alumni Association. The Great Dome Award is the highest honor the Association bestows upon any of its organizations.

Of course, I didn't forget to bring a small point and shoot camera in my pocket! Here are a few pictures:

Cocktails Under the Tent 6:30-7:30


Dinner and Awards 7:30-9:30

Sky shot taken this afternoon

After working indoors most of the morning, I decided after lunch it would be a good time to work out in the yard. 

I sat down on the front steps to tie on my sneaks and looked up to see a beautiful blue sky with interesting streaks of clouds. Of course, I had to see if I could capture anywhere near the correct color with my camera. I took several exposures of this scene. This one was the best IMO.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Breakfast for Four

I took this at Poor Boys Diner in Londonderry, NH (right off exit 5 on route I-93) on our way to the Mt. Washington area for a day of trout fishing.  We needed sustenance for the long day of fishing in front of us!

There were four of us on today's trip.  Paul and I ordered the Poor Boys Cafe Special.  The blueberry pancakes and the plate to the left of it (3 scrambled eggs, 2 sausage patties, 2 pieces of toast and a fruit cup) are mine.  I subbed the fruit cup for the traditional home fries to save a few calories HHS.