Saturday, November 01, 2008

When good faeries go bad...

There are some pretty shots, too, but I like this one the best.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Aftrer the Laser

After the laser shot Ethan's chin, this is what he looked like.

Friday, October 10, 2008

ESD Beat Down

And here's my boy after he fought the playground and lost.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

the great pop-sci book project

Jennifer Ouellette has proposed a project by which all her readership list the top 100 science books of all time and she will compile a moderated list. I offer my list, and I note that she included science fiction in her list, so I will do so as well.

1. The Origin of the Species, Charles Darwin
2. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman, Richard Feynman
3. Phantoms in the Brain, V. S. Ramachandran
4. The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks
5. A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking
6. *Godel, Escher, Bach, Douglas Hofstadter
7. The Physics of Star Trek, Lawrence Krauss
8. The First Three Minutes, Steven Weinberg
9. Neuromancer, William Gibson
10. The Demon-Haunted World, Carl Sagan
11. *The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins
12. Wonderful Life, Stephen J. Gould
13. The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins
The Astonishing Hypothesis, Francis Crick
15. The Physics of the Buffyverse, Jennifer Oeullette

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New Flower

From the front bushes of a house I will paint on September 5th. I missed the bumble bees, but the flowers stayed nice and still.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Baby Bunnies

What you're looking at is the top-most baby bunny from the nest of baby bunnies we discovered this evening in the kids' sandbox.

They are cute on a scale nearly unimaginable.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

The Homestead

My parents-in-law's house, a beauty out in the woods of Northern Illinois.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Go cats!

Forgive the cell-phone shot.

This picture is the top-seeded NU Wildcats women celebrating their 12th goal against 8th seeded Princeton in their quarterfinal game. I got to see the first half, which included several goals by the 'cats including an over-the-shoulder shot near the end of the half.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Into the Woods

Run Away!

My children tear off into the woods, as fun a time as we've had for months.


I think this is lamium.Turns out it's Vinca It's a pretty little ground-cover flower that my father-in-law is partial to.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Snowy Fields

In the forest preserve near the house. The tracks are all animal tracks.

A Harsh Mistress

Great eclipse experience tonight. The best and most complete eclipse of my life.

This is hand-held with my zoom.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Beautiful Girl

Sometimes Margot takes a picture that takes my breath away.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Back Court Madness

I've been away for far too long, my apologies.

My daughter is in basketball this winter -- the first game was a lot of fun. She's one of the guards this year.

These are her shoes.