Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The pine pollen is pretty bad

Each year, even though the weather is so nice, we wait until after the 2-3 week pine pollen season before opening our screen porch.  The pollen gets everywhere.  I think we have at least a week more to go.

I took these pictures in our driveway, before hosing down the car.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

At what highway speed with this rig go airborne?

How about it, Dad?  You're an aeronautical (did I spell that right?) engineer....




Saturday, May 26, 2012

Before/After... and in between

Phil and his accomplice from Black Diamond Carpentry installed an in-the-wall air conditioner for us yesterday.  It should nicely condition the air in the L-shape that is formed by our kitchen and family room.  Seems a bit big at 14,000 BTUs for 470 s.f. but that's the recommendation based on the fact that the area includes a kitchen.  Also, the pilot light on the gas fireplace is kept "on" year-round [to eliminate condensation inside the system] which adds some heat to the room.

 Now all we need is the electrician.  With 220 volts it needs its own circuit.

Here are some before and after shots... with a few taken in between.








Saturday, May 12, 2012

A few flowers and plants around my mother's house

It's a beautiful day today with temps in the mid-70s and bright blue sky.  Because of the harsh light I tried to take most of these in the shade.  I was at my mother's house and had my point and shoot camera in the car.  This is a mixture of cultivated plants and wild plants.  I even got a decent dandelion picture!

New Directions!
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What does this make you think of?

Cottonballs, perhaps?

Taken between the parking lot and the dentist's office
a week or so ago.