Apr 30: 12007

This Dcotor makes housecalls! Our next door neighbor, Stacy (she's the one with the look of agony on her face) asked if I would use my amateur dentistry skills on Cami (she's the very calm 5 year old) and extract two loose teeth. Who needs medical school?

Apr 29: 11907

The baker at work in his kitchen.

Apr 28: 11807

Dinner with friends.
"The primary joy of life is acceptance, approval, the sense of appreciation and companionship of our human comrades. Many men do not understand that the need for fellowship is really as deep as the need for food, and so they go through life accepting many substitutes for genuine, warm, simple relatedness." -J.L. Liebman; Peace of Mind

Apr 27: 11707

Ginger with Stephanie and Ebru at the Change of Command Dinner at the Univeristy Club on the 27th floor of the Wachovia Tower in downtonwn Jacksonville.

Apr 26: 11607

Pumpkins and squash in bloom in the backyard garden.

Apr 25: 11507

Blue Angel #6, LCDR Kevin J. Davis, comes home to rest at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
(Photo released by US Navy; taken by MC2 Ryan Courtade)

April 24: Comment on a Previous Picture

I received a comment yesterday about Moses putting on a few pounds (luckily she can't read, or she would be very offended!) Maybe this photo will get a better reponse from that particular viewer?

Apr 24: 11407

The Great Orange Hunter surveys her kingdom from the top of our neighbor's mailbox.

Apr 23: 11307

On or around 1597, William Shakespeare wrote these immortal words:
"What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."

Apr 22: 11207


Apr 21: 11107

Ginger and I with Nana, my 96 year old Grandmother.

Apr 20: 11007

At a rest stop along Interstate 26.

April 19: 10907

I know that all of these birds images might totally alienate the few people who look at these pictures, but check out these INDIGO BUNTINGS (Passerina cyanea) that just made an appearance in our yard. These birds are amazing---they migrate from the Eastern US all the way to Mexico and down through Central and South America at night---using the stars as their navigational aids! (I'm not really sure how scientists know this fact, but every source I checked claimed it was true). Regardless, their colors are simply amazing...although a little rufous would contrast nicely.
The bird on the upper right is a TUFTED TITMOUSE (Baeolophus bicolor).

Apr 18: 10807

I have never really had any interest in birds. . .until recently. Now I have become a Bird Geek--just check out this strange bird that showed up yesterday. It's a EASTERN TOWHEE (Pipilo erythrophthalmus), and like the BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE of March 24th, only the Florida Towhees have yellow eyes. Incidentally, the color of his back is called "rufous"....a fancy bird word for reddish".

Apr 17: 10707

Did you know that April 17 is Ben & Jerry's Annual Free Cone Day? We did, and stopped by to check out the action. The Strawberry Cheesecake was good, as was the CoffeeCoffeeBuzzBuzzBuzz, as was the WildBerrySorbet, as was the Choolate Fudge Chunk, as was the. . .(I digress, but it was so good that it gets two photos!)

Apr 16: 10607

I have been repairing and refinishing a table in the garage.....it's almost done, and it's for sale, if anyone's interested.

Apr 15: 10507

Filling out forms for a graduate degree program that starts in a few weeks.

Apr 14: 10407

Why are these two men smiling? And whose arm is that?

2 men + 1 spoon = 2 close for comfort

Apr 13: 10307

Keith perfects his form during a late-night game of Cornhole.

Apr 12: 10207

I spent the day with 9 or 10 of my co-workers working on a house for the Clay County Habitat for Humanity. To the best of my knowledge, there was only one mangled thumb from an errant swing of the hammer.

Apr 11: 10107

Our friends Bryan and Kristen (also found in the picture for March 12th, the 71st picture of the year) celebrated the birth of their first son, Kenan (one E, not 2) this morning. Less than 24 hours old, he is already a celebrity and has his pictured posted on the Internet!

That's Kristen, looking bright and chipper after 26 hours of labor, while her husband naps in the background.

Apr 10: 10007

Check the date on my watch---April 10th! 42 days after I stopped eating ice cream--Easter has passed, Lent is over, the tomb is empty, Christ has risen, and ice cream is back in my fridge!!

Apr 9: 09907

Aren't Monday's exciting? We got new gutters installed today. . .

Apr 8: 09807

Another weekend--another set of house guests. Spinner and his twin four-year-old houseguests, Joshua and Julia.

Apr 7: 09707

Moses, the Great Orange Hunter, searching for her latest playtoy--a Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei) hiding in the flowerpot.

Apr 6: 09607: Guest Shot # 5

Only Mel. Other than the obvious lack of snow, what can be said of this image of the intrepid explorer? This must be how Princess Running Deer crossed the Rockies. . .

Apr 5: 09507: Guest Shot # 4

Ginger & Mel in search of the white stuff for their cross country ski expedition.

Apr 4: 09407: Guest Shot #3

The trail to Hite's Cove, along the South Fork of the Merced River, is ablaze with California Poppies (Eschscholzia californica).

Apr 3: 09307: Guest Shot #2

Ginger & Julie enjoy brats and S'mores by the Merced River.

Apr 2: 09207 Guest Shot #1

Ginger returned from 10 days in California. She will be sharing some of her California photos this week as a special guest photographer, so come back often....she'll be here all week!

After being gone for 2.5 years, it's nice to still have friends who will take time out of their lives for a night of El Cid's and hot drinks. From L-R: Ginger, Lena, Mel, Amy, Ruth, Denise, Kelli & Holly--Christal had to go home early and put Tony to bed.

Apr 1: 09107

Palm Sunday afternoon at the beach.

Mar 31: 09007

Our good friend and former housemate & co-worker, Kelli, comes to visit for the weekend. This SoCal native wanted a good dose of southern culture, so we went to Whitey's Fishcamp for dinner.