Finding my groove in this coniferous wonderland, I followed the trail down into the gulch to the sounds of chickadees and warblers until the growth was so dense one couldn’t see more than a few feet into the surrounding woodland.
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Day-Hiking at Inks Lake State Park
With trekking poles in prime position and the contents of my pack arranged in a scoliosis accommodating manner, I strode up the gneiss slab with the confidence of that Ricola guy from those 90’s cough drop commercials.
Day-Hiking Season is Upon Us
Day-Hiking Season is Upon Us!
Coin Rings and Things
They say that idle hands are the devils workshop. Sometimes I get bored and fall into YouTube black holes. A little while back I ended up in a random excursion into the realm of coin rings. By coin rings, I am talking about turning a United States quarter dollar coin into a piece of jewelry;Continue reading “Coin Rings and Things”
Phoenix Sky Harbor Breakfast
I love to travel but unfortunately I haven’t had the pleasure (other than locally) in some time. On one of last year’s journeys I found myself overnight in Scottsdale, AZ for a conference with an early flight out in the AM. Fortunately for me I was in very good company and a fairly quiet airport at 6AM.
As you already know, sometimes I get bored and head out to the garage to do “stuff.” A little while back after finishing a delicious 5L Heinekin Mini-Keg, I decided it would be fun to turn it into a lamp for the hobby/media room. I began with an empty mini-keg and drilled a whole inContinue reading “Heine-keg Lamp”
Backyard Birding: Blue Jay Bullies
Upon doing a little research I have come to find out that blue-jays are considered songbirds in Texas thus you aren’t allowed to shoot them (not that I would, I’m in a subdivision in city-limits), but it would be nice to have the option…
What is up with all these damn glasses of water?
Oh and God forbid you order a “complicated,” build-your-own entrée like fajitas or something… and don’t even get me started about those restaurants where the banquette is too short and you are eating at nearly shoulder level… I’m nearly forty and I shouldn’t need a damn booster seat.
Backyard Birding: Our Little Oasis Update
I live in the burbs. With that said, there are some inherent challenges to birding on a home postage stamp of land. Fortunately over the years, I have found little ways around the hurdles of suburb-living and birding. I like to think that I have reached a happy compromise. At the moment, we are providingContinue reading “Backyard Birding: Our Little Oasis Update”
Backyard Birding: How About Those Hummingbirds
I love to watch hummingbirds, I find them captivating. A few weekends ago we were at a rustic cabin. Where the owner had recently placed a giant hummingbird feeder with fresh homemade nectar! Upon arrival at the cabin there were about a dozen of those little hummingbirds buzzing all around the feeder and crepe myrtle close by.