Friday, November 30, 2012

Rose Bouquet

Dale bought me a bouquet of roses for my birthday.
I used it as my subject while playing with my macro lens.

Shooting the Curl

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


On this, my birthday

Let There Be Peace

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Animal History

Reptile? Amphibian?

No. Something MUCH more ferocious!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Bowling Challenge

Jodie's been taking a bowling class this term. 
She asked if I'd like to go bowling with her on her visit.
I accepted the challenge.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Pelican Crossing

Over the waves in La Jolla ...

Flight Path

a pelican in flight.

Catch the Wind

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Gator Time

The Thanksgiving holiday is coming to a close far too soon. This afternoon, one of my chicks flies back to her nest. See ya later!

Making a Slow Exit

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

from ...

The PieMaster
 This year with Jodie
as Baker's Apprentice ...
Dutch Apple &
Pumpkin Chiffon

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Some Birds ...

... are flowers in disguise

Bird of Paradise

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bugsy's Buddy

In the garden at the Flamingo Casino

Flamingo Fountain

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Enchanting Creature

Such wonders under the sea
at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute

Leafy Sea Dragon
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Snow Won't Stop Falling!

So I'll put up a photo of a sunny day
in a butterfly garden 
at the beach in La Jolla, CA

Opposites Attract

Is that reference too obtuse?
Yellow and purple ... 
complementary hues on a color wheel

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Mobius Bagel Odyssey

My daughter Jodie posted this challenge on her Facebook wall on Friday.

Cut a Bagel into Linked Rings
I've been thinking about it ever since. I even dreamed about it last night.

How to Cut a Mobius Bagel
Click the link above to learn more
HIGHLY Recommended

So this morning I popped over to the nearest bakery to purchase some bagels that weren't pre-sliced. Then I set to work.

Setting up the tools

Scoring the Quadrants

Scoring Points A, B, C and D

Scoring the Cutting Line

Beginning to Cut

The First Through-Cut

First Half Complete

Completing the Cutting

Gently Pulling the Rings Apart

Uh, Something Went Wrong Here

So, back to the drawing board. I realized my mistake. I thought I was to cut completely through from the outside of the bagel into the center hole to make the cuts. Then I realized that wouldn't make two rings, it made the bagel into the infinity symbol. So I started again. This time I marked all the cutting lines on both sides of the bagel.

Marking the Bagel with a Sharpie
(guess I won't be eating this one)

Rethinking My Tools
Pumpkin Carving Knives!

Cut Only Half Way Through
to the Interior of the Bagel

First Cut Complete

Finishing the Second Cut

Gently Separating the Bagel

Tweaking the Through-Cuts


Bagel Links

Lady of the Rings

So, how did YOU spend 2-1/2 hours on this cold Sunday morning?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

First Snow


Autumn Splendor


Winter Wonder
 How quickly the seasons change

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