Saturday, October 08, 2011

Last monarch of the season

Last Monarch of the Season
What an incredible day, mixing the warmth of summer with the colors of a sunny day in October. Given the nasty, cold weather we had until a few days ago, I thought I had long since seen my last monarch butterfly of the season, but no -- this splendid creature seems to have passed up the last bus south. It lingered on, and its reward was to have paradise (Tiedeman's Pond, Middleton) all to itself.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Making waves

Making Waves
These Sandhill Cranes were making waves -- or more accurately, ripples -- at Stricker's Pond in Middleton late yesterday afternoon.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Rest in Peace, Steve Jobs

Rest in Peace, Steve
"The Computer for the rest of us"
-- Apple slogan, 1984

"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose." -- Steve Jobs, 2005

It was so shocking when the news arrived on this beautiful autumn day, even though it had seemed to be coming. But not this soon. T and I are still in shock. My iPhone and her iPad paid their last respects as best they could.