Sunday, January 16, 2011

Slug of the Northwest

I have seen garden slugs before, but I had never seen slugs like the huge Banana Slugs I saw out in Washington state! Talk about your big-green-slimy things!



As noted below, one of these little gems of the wild is almost as long as my foot.

Not sure what they eat, but they are
pretty cool to run across on a hike.
Note, I do not say run on-top of!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Starwars - Cubaca



Just in case you wondered who the son of Cubaca was.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The I's have it.


I was just rummaging through some old photo's and ran across this one.
The bird is real and eye am sure the rest is perhaps not as much.
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Friday, October 2, 2009

Zoo under glass.

Take a look under the hood at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.
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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Just some self promotion

As I keep more than one blog, you can find some of the others on the side links. Why would anyone keep more than one blog you may ask. Well, I am not sure if I have a good answer besides sometimes it's just fun trying out something new. Besides I then have the ability to focus on a single topic with multiple pages with one, and handle other topics unrelated on another.

Until I get more feedback, I really do not focus too much on any one thing, as for all I know, I might be the only person to read it. Besides, putting down into words a few thoughts now and then, seems to help keep my mind young. After all, old thoughts can be so dusty!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Snow is Ok.

It snowed here in the Midwest on Friday. It was a nice six to eight inches of white fluffy wet stuff, of which great childhood memories are made. I spotted a number of hills full loaded with young children, adolescent kids, older kids and maybe even a parent or two, taking advantage of snow this weekend.

I am sure that for some of the smaller kids, the winter snow of February 2009, will live long in there memories. Mine go back a few years more than that, but they are just as special in their own right. After all, it is hard to slide down a hill on a Play-station, or Wii. And though you might work up a mild sweat with your Wii, you will never get that thrill of acceleration as your sled picks up speed at a near 32 feet/second/squared rate of acceleration. It's not often you get to do that without breaking something!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

How many Blogs are too much?

Why so few entries I've been asked. Well, the reason is really quite simple. This is Blog number three and I just really do not have the time to make too many entries into it.

So if you don't mind, I have to click over to another Blog and make and entry. Only then will I have time to check into Facebook and see what the others are up to.

P.S. Sorry if I am late in getting that email response back to you. And, besides, I really need to pay some bills.

Later,

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Running. At least I used to.

I used to run. I can still remember what it felt like to be able to go for a run without a destination in mind, nor a time limit imposed by the limitations of my body. It's not that I cannot still run, as I can. It's just that today, I run at seven miles an hour, where I used to run at nine to ten. I used to run for no less than an hour nonstop at top speed. Today I need to slow to a walk half way to thirty minutes, soon after which I need to stop all together.

I do not expect anyone to feel sorry for me, as I can still run. I just cannot run like I used to. I do not feel sorry for myself, I just miss going out and running without limits. I was never the winner in a road race, though I ran in many. I never finished in the top ten in a marathon, but I made the top fifty.

Though I maybe cannot run without limits anymore, I can still run, which in and of it self, can help make my day. Not being able to do, does not mean not doing. Remembering what was, does not mean forgetting what can be.

I think I might just try to go for a nonstop thirty minutes. Even if I have to slow down just a little bit.