I plan to update this section frequently with odd little bits and things people have asked to see. I'll use it for stuff where I don't want to create a complete sub-section.
This page created June 19, 2005
|The big project for Spring 2005 has been Jan's long dreamed of pond.
Here is a view of the pond from the deck - close enough that the sound of the waterfalls is very audible.
This picture was taken before the landscaping was complete and the pond plants put in.
|We decided not to put in any expensive Koi as there are raccoons and other critters out here which may find them a tasty snack. These are just department store goldfish but they are (so far) thriving.|
|Already the pond has attracted some natural visitors. We heard the frogs singing one evening so and I went out to see if I could get a picture. This one never stopped singing, even when the flash went off.|
|This is the ruler of the house ItBitKit (Itty). She is very happy that warm weather has arrived and has been racing around the property burning up excess energy.|
|I recently got a new telescope (Meade LX-200 10") and it came with a small web-cam type of imager. The other night (06/17/2005) we had a clear sky so I decided to try photographing Jupiter. The result here is not great but I'm pleased as a first try.
If you look carefully you can see two of the Galilean satellites to the left. I think they are Europa and Io.