a October 25th, 2008

  1. Tracking Seminar

    October 25, 2008 by MyEye


    Bunky and Kip — Let’s Go Tracking!

    Today was day one of the VST seminar.  Bunky (a Pem with letters surrounding his name), is more than ten years old, already has his TDX and came close to earning his VST in Denver last weekend.  Kip has his certification and is waiting to get into a TD test.  The seminar has been enlightening in many ways.  We’re working short tracks loaded with articles like junction box covers and wall switch plates.

    The big surprise of the seminar (for us) was that the sprinklers came on over our first article track and Kip and I were soaked to the skin.  (That’s why he isn’t wearing his harness in this photo — it’s hanging on the side of the Element drying)  Since it (almost) never rains here, Kip kept asking if I was sure I wanted him to track through the falling water — of course I did, though many were fainter of heart.  We spent the next five hours drying in the sun.  Fortunately, it was in the low 70’s with brilliant sunshine.

    Today we were at the Albuquerque Academy’s gorgeous campus.  Tomorrow we’ll be at UNM’s main campus and will face some exciting new challenges.  There will be far more building work, stairs, and sidewalks.  I’ll try to remember to take photos.

  2. Wordle – This Week

    October 25, 2008 by MyEye


    This is my blog for the past week.  www.wordle.net will scramble what you said and create a word cloud.  Fun?

  3. Hanging on for Dear Life

    October 25, 2008 by MyEye

    I have a sense of kinship with those little plants scratching it out in the rocks — and making it.  This is another shot from the Valley of Fires in south central New Mexico.


  4. The Upper Rio Grande

    October 25, 2008 by MyEye

    We’ve had the first hard frost, so anything that might have been green no longer is.  I love the myriad of reds and browns juxtaposed against the flowing water.  I know there’s a sun spot in this photo, but this is the shot I wanted, and the sun just wouldn’t get out of my lens.


    Some of the weeds can be dramatic, especially when shot with a macro lens setting.  There is just a suggestion of the water behind them.