Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Boring Hawk Shot

Another day, another hawk. Pretty much every week, I see hawks on the way home. Today, as usual, it was this red-shoulder fellow. I don't know if it's always the same one, or one of the same pair. I sort of doubt it. I think it's a couple of different pair, or maybe even three pair. Anyhow, here's a not-so-exciting, non-action shot, but at least you can see the banding on the tail quite clearly. Enjoy!

Scarred Sunrise

As part of an ongoing tradition, here's another marvelous sunrise scarred by some inconvenient power lines. This was the view this morning from work. It was more spectacular in person, but I wasn't able to catch it with my lens. I know some of you folks don't like it when I point out the faults with my own pictures, but they really stand out to me.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Just For Kicks

I noticed in my logs that someone had run my blog through a translator. I'd never thought to do that. So if you're curious, have a look at what I might sound like in Spanish. Or German, perhaps. How about French? You didn't know I was so literate, did you? Not bad for a boy who's only left the country once. Wait, you haven't seen anything yet. Chinese, Japanese, Korean? I'm all over the place! (OK, so those don't work so well if you don't have the correct language packs and fonts installed.) Back to some countries that use the western alphabet. Here's Italian & Portuguese. Why don't they have Russian? I wish I had a picture to go with this.

Happy Valentine's Day

Just in time for St. Valentine's Day, a blossoming bombax tree for your enjoyment. Those flowers are about 6" across, and the bud below is almost three inches tall.

Monday, February 13, 2006

The Week In February With Valentine's Day In It

Here's another great sunset for all my fans out there (both of you). This is Egmont Key in Tampa Bay, Florida. You can see the small lighthouse out on the island, and if you look closely, it's lit! I don't know how many pictures I had to take to get one where the light was pointed in the right direction. There are no bridges to this island, you have to take a ferry to visit it. This shot was taken from Ft. Desoto, which has been very well documented here on the blog.