Thursday, September 27, 2012

Horse Power - Iron Style

Engine 844 in Colfax, California today celebrating Union Pacific's 150th anniversary.

Photo by Alan.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Autumn Leaves

Actually, Summer is what has taken leave, and with its leaving
it is time again to document the the annual autumnal display of
the famous "Judge Thieler Sugar Maple".

Here is the slide show that will be updated regularly.
Below are links to the photos from previous years for those who either
want to plan their visit for the days of peak color, or who want to
search for evidence of global climate change in year-to-year data.
And here just for fun is a simulated 3D view of the tree at the end of summer.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Two Crescents

Venus and the waning crescent moon this morning.

Four centuries ago when Galileo saw through his telescope that Venus was also a crescent, he knew that the Sun was the center of the solar system, not Earth. He knew because if the Sun and Venus were both going around the Earth, Venus would never be a crescent, it would always appear gibbous to us.

Monday, September 10, 2012

BlueBird of Happiness

Cool is in session.

It doesn't matter when you get there
if you don't know where you're going.