300 Miles

Felt on the Smoky

Today I reached a new high water mark in terms of number of miles cycled in a month. I made it to 300 miles! This is especially encouraging this year, as my total mileage for the year is down compared to past years. I cemented the deal with one of my favorite rides, down to … Read more

Sunflowers and Rose

The Cycle Continues

The sunflowers are starting to bloom and I thought I’d share a couple of shots I took earlier today. I added a shot of our miniature red rose as a contrast. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] … Read more

Lawrence River Trails Bike Ride

Lawrence River Trails

I finally rode the Lawrence River Trails mountain bike route, and it was a blast! I’ve never ridden a mountain bike trail quite like this one. It’s true, I haven’t ridden very many mountain bike trails at all, but this one is almost picture perfect! To quote the Kansas Cyclist, it’s got: The trail consists … Read more

Space Aliens?

Walnut Caterpillar Larvae

Or just Walnut Caterpillars? If you believe the linked to article, the images below are of Walnut Caterpillars, not Space Aliens. But then, you would expect Space Aliens to plant this kind of info in order to mislead us, so who knows? In any case these Space Aliens, I mean Walnut Caterpillars are the strangest … Read more

Networking Remains a Mystery

Further evidence I just don’t get networking. I replaced my home router* and my VPN connection to work stayed up even as I moved the cable from the old to the new router. The DSL modem was not rebooted so I kept the same IP address with ATT, but I was surprised that the virtual … Read more

Five Festive Fireworks

Fireworks 2014

After a hearty dinner of traditional fare including potato salad, grilled brats and more, it was time for the fireworks to commence. Here are some of my favorites, and there are a few more on Flickr. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” … Read more

Orchid Trio

Fractalius Orchid

Sheryl got a very cool looking orchid while we were in California last year. We managed to get it home safely and it’s starting to bloom, for the first time since it arrived in Kansas. Having been in a bit of a photographic slump I decided to see if I could get anything going with … Read more