Archive for February, 2009

A Stellar Ending, Part Two.

February 28th, 2009

Given the show that the Moon and Venus have been playing out in our skies the past few nights, I threw my point and shoot camera and a tripod in the car just in case an opportunity arose to make another image. As I left work I noticed that there was a pretty good cloud bank moving in. My hopes for seeing the view were not real optimistic. After a quick dinner, my son and I made a quick trip to an optimal viewing area. Even with the thin cloud cover (hence the apparent glow of the Moon), my son and I managed to witness the setting Moon and Venus display. It was a sight to see!

A Stellar Ending

February 26th, 2009

Those of us in my neck of the woods awoke this morning to an icy, snow covered landscape. As the day progressed, we went from snow, to rain, to bright sunshine, and even snowy bright sunshine.

As the light of the day slowly faded to darkness, the skies cleared and we were treated to another stellar display of the cosmos. Venus was shining brightly above the waxing crescent moon. What a way to end the day!

State of the Union…

February 24th, 2009

I hope you all took the time to partake in viewing tonight’s speech.

I thought it was both very inspiring and encouraging.

Funds need to be invested in locally made (and alternative) fuels, health care, and education. Wow, what a concept. Haven’t we been saying this for years? Oh, never mind, GWB was busy helping his friends get rich and didn’t hear us.

President Obama seems to think like I do, at least for the most part. I especially enjoyed this quote (among other that are family related)…

“I will not spend a single penny for the purpose of rewarding a single Wall Street executive, but I will do whatever it takes to help the small business that can’t pay it’s workers, or the family that has saved and still can’t get a mortgage…”

He seems to have distrust for the banking industry, as do I.

Alternative fuels, health care, education. Three of the basic, but most important issues of our time.

Generally, I really liked his outlook.

In case you missed the address, you can see it HERE

Watcha think?

I Like When This Happens!

February 22nd, 2009

I finally got out with my buddy Jon today, several weeks after his mishap:

It was great to have Jeff along as well. This is some fine company for a fishing trip on a chilly and dreary February Sunday afternoon.

We threw a lot of streamers towards the bank, hooked a few fish, saw a few more, and generally had a great day. The weather was predictably unpredictable, as predicted.

We ended the day having dinner with the girls at the local. What a grand time!

Some images from the day…

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