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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Arctic Sun Dog

A sun dog (scientific name parhelion, plural parhelia, from Greek parēlion (παρήλιον) from παρά (beside) + ἥλιος (sun), "beside the sun"; also called a mock sun or a phantom sun is an atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring or halo on either side of the sun. Sundogs may appear as a colored patch of light to the left or right of the sun, 22° distant and at the same distance above the horizon as the sun, and in ice halos.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Here's Looking at 'Bou...

What a long and crazy summer I have had. My summer has been so busy that I've taken thousands of photographs but haven't had the time to post any since the start of the Race Across America began. It is time to rectify that. As always, it is nice to start a summer's worth of images that included a field season on the North Slope of Alaska with an image of a caribou.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Larry and the Lizard

Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona

Monday, June 13, 2011


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Team Ride Red is Ready To Roll!!

Team Ride Red ~ Race Across America ~ June 18, 2011

A four woman cycling team from Austin, Texas will race over 3,000 miles from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD to bring attention to the number one killer of women - heart disease. Dolores and I are part of the Support Staff for the race and are driving a donated RV from Austin TX to Oceanside, CA this week. We will be driving across America next week in support of the Ride Red Racers. One of the four women cyclists, Carol Pope of Sonora, TX is pictured here as she gives us her bikes to be driven to California.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Penguin Hors d'œuvres ...

A yummy CTAM camp treat courtesy of Thaona Sinclair.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


It is rare for contrails (streaks of condensed water vapor created in the air by an airplane or rocket at high altitudes) to form behind a helicopter. Our spike field camp at Graphite Peak was at a high enough altitude (> 9000 ft) and the air was cold enough that each time our helicopter took off the rotating blades created these amazing contrails. This helicopter is plowing through air at a temperature of -40F and an altitude of 12,000 ft, 270 miles from the South Pole.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

FIRE NEXT DOOR! The AMAZING Austin Fire Department! THANK YOU!

The fire likely started at our neighbors in the wall by the chimney... from an electrical short.
Then it got worse, yep that is our house on the right. We were worried!...
VERY worried!
Then the Austin Fire Department showed up... in about three minutes!Lots of Firefighters...Man did they know what they were doing!
This is the view from our Kitchen Window. Way too close for comfort!They put out the fire...Talked to us about exactly what had happened...Comforted the owner......and this man even looked all over the house, in every room, and saved her cat (aptly named Smokey).THANK YOU AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT!!!!!