Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Fun with the Bat Cave

Concentration with the Leapster

Monday, December 29, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Backyard Fun

Ethan enjoying a beautiful December morning with grandpa.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Picture Window

View from the visitor center at Arches National Park.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holly Jolly

The American Holly tree is full of berries. The birds will have a feast this winter.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Mars Rover

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science has a full scale replica of a Mars Rover. You can control the Rover's panoramic cameras and capture a self portrait.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Silverton, Colorado

Silverton is a National Historic Landmark and is one of the most intact historic towns in America. Population today is 500 but hit 5,000 in the early 1900s when gold and silver mining were at their peak.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Hercules C-130

Periodically, military aircraft circle over the house as they practice touch and go landings at the Myrtle Beach airport. The "FT" marking on the tail designates that this plane is from Pope Air Force base in North Carolina.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Mockingbird sitting in the leafless river birch.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Take a Ride

on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Video clips from a roundtrip on a historic Colorado railroad line dating back to the 1880s when it was used to haul silver & gold ore from the San Juan Mountains. It has been in continuous operation for nearly 125 years.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Red Chili Peppers

In Albuquerque they use lots of red chili peppers in cooking, but also for decorations.
They are strung together in a ristra ( the Spanish word for "string" ) or made into a wreath.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Papel Picado

Papel picado ("perforated paper") is the Mexican art of paper cutting into elaborate designs. They are commonly displayed for Easter, Christmas and the Day of the Dead. These photos were taken in Albuquerque's historic Old Town section.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What a Nose

Could this be a "Pinocchio" fish?

Albuquerque Aquarium

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Southwest Adventure

The escapades of William's bear during his visit to the southwest.

Click on slideshow to go to the Picasa website for an enlarged version with captions.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Annaka Builds a Rabbit

at the Build-a-Bear store.


Picking out a heart

Stuffing station

Fluffing station

Picking out clothes

Dressing table

Naming her rabbit, Lily,
and creating a birth certificate

All boxed and ready to take home