Saturday, June 30, 2007

Dumbest gallery ever!



The first is a cat chasing a laser pointer. The second is my uncle's sense of humor (which I find funny).

Well, here you are then.

Friday, June 29, 2007

The cat, the frog, and a litle banana spider


cat attack

The first one... I'm a fan because I used the stained glass table as a diffuser (unintentionally). I really like the way the light worked out.

I'm keeping the spider off the main page, though. That was done through the reversed 28, so you can see how much they grow over the course of their lives if you go back to last November. Cat hasn't changed much, though.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

At what point...

do I usually stop wishing it was still last weekend and instead start thinking forward again?

Should have happened by now...

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Return Visit: Susquehanna State Park

A bit over a year ago, I went to Susquehanna state park on something of a whim. Today, after setting out without any goals, I ended up back there. Different year, different trails:



Caterpillar, dragonflies, and even a turtle are here. Good old four hour vacations.

Saturday, June 23, 2007


This has been bothering me for a little while now. One of the words that is a part of the Chinese books is this:

I think I figured out the origin of speak, but that doesn't matter. What bothers me is the five above mouth. That's supposed to be my or our, so I'm guessing the whole thing works out logically to "our language," but I can't find or remember if there is any significance to five with regard to Chinese linguistic history.

That said, five also has the capacity to function as the word "surname," so I suppose it's possible it could be "our" in the sense of spoken family. I don't know.

This is a song about a monster.


I had to save it from 2.7 stops of underexposure, and it's the only thing I felt like taking a picture of, but boy if that isn't a raccoon at the zoo.

To the little kid who wanted his parents to see it - good eyes, little dude.

It's been a long time since I spent 2 hours at the zoo. I like it when I have a good time there, though.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Portrait work

dog portrait

I don't know why... for whatever reason, the dog makes a good target.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Advice for Travel:

Should you ever feel compelled to go to York, Pennsylvania to see the sights and experience the town for what it is, let me save you the trouble and show you the only thing that I found worth getting out of the car for in old downtown:

General Marquis de Lafayette

That there's the General Marquis de Lafayette. He lived from 1757 to 1834. The statue was dedicated on January 27, 2007 by the State Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania and the City of York.

His quote on the keystone plaque at his feet: "Serving America is to my heart an inexpressible happiness."

He's stationed outside this building near the 1754 colonial court house:


Yes, the sky really was a gross brownish haze; we should probably be thankful it was overexposed.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Windowsill encounter

spider from work

I don't know what kind it is, but it was sure unhappy about me taking its corner away by opening the window. Also, I had to save this from the deepest pits of underexposure; the entire thing took place in the bottom 40 percent of the histogram. Whatever; I took it, now it's online.


Monday, June 11, 2007

That's a good question


This from a status box on

The inherent and lamentable errors of web 2.0!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Saturday, June 9, 2007

A weak finish

happee sun

For those of you who don't know - the only character I can draw with any degree of repeatable success is something I call "Happee Sun." It has sunglasses and is usually smiling a big, toothy, hot dog shaped smile. Sometimes he has a thumbs up.

This is basically the first time I've not drawn him smiling.

I'm sorry this is the best I could do for a third picture from this week.