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April 22, 2007

I had a little geode for the cache, too.

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geocache boneyard2.jpg  The weather geek and I took a little geocache tour in this cool old boneyard today.  No luck, but we saw some very cool old graves.  It was 80 degrees.  NICE! 

geocache boneyard1.jpg  More bone stones.  It’s very hard to read the carvings in this stone, but the poor soul was buried in the 1700’s.  This was an interesting bone yard.  There were old, old stones from the early 1700’s, and graves as fresh as this year.  Folks were buried every which way–there is little organization to orientation.  The stones are in a church yard in Orange County, New York.  Both photos are phone photos, so I was shooting blind, excuse the quality.

April 21, 2007

Strawberry Fields Forever..

Filed under: Uncategorized — annie @ 1:32 pm

strawberry fields.jpg  Yesterday I took a walk in Central Park after work at the museum.  The daffodils are out in Strawberry Fields, along with the tourists.  The Imagine circle was packed with them.  It’s always a funky place to watch people.  The red blob in this photo is an old woman doing yoga.  It was a beautiful day to be in the park.

 

ghost hansom cab.jpg  If you look closely, you will see a ghost hansom cab.  Well, it’s not really a ghost, it’s just hidden a bit.  What a nice day it was.  What a nice day today is.  An old friend from Jersey City stopped by, and I got to see her wedding photos.  Nothing like reconnecting with old friends to warm the heart.  Good luck on your move, Patricia!

April 16, 2007

It’s not a rumor..

Filed under: Uncategorized — annie @ 7:51 pm

Washingtonville is closed.  You can’t get here from there.  In case you haven’t had any interest in the Nor’Easter, we got slammed pretty good.  Washingtonville is flood central. Lots of folks have flooding in their homes and have had to be evacuated.  Streets are flowing rivers.  The cow hole is a cow lake now.  Since Moodna Creek runs parallel to Main Street, we have a pretty high flood potential during heavy rains.  Moodna crosses 94 in several places now, making Washingtonville an island of sorts.  Randy got home from the train station in Salisbury Mills by driving east a mile, then north to 207, then west on 207 and finally turning south on Bull Road–about a 20 minute detour.  At least he could come in the back way.  Schools were cancelled, and are cancelled tomorrow, too.  Hopefully the water will recede soon.  Our wetland was a lake this morning, but it receded this afternoon to a wetland, a very wet wetland.  The backyard was full of bunnies seeking high ground.  No snapping turtle sightings yet.  The combination of saturated, cold ground made this little 5 inch rainfall pretty damaging.  Our house, including basement, is high and dry, though.  Thank the Lord. 

April 14, 2007

Now that’s what I’d call Stibnite.

Filed under: Uncategorized — annie @ 2:00 pm

stibnite.jpg  How cool is this rock?  This is a new aquisition at the AMNH.  This huge chunk of stibnite came from a mine in China, and a piece this large is rarely spared in the process of mining.  It’s at the 77th Street rotunda, where the Grand Canoe (formerly the Haida Canoe) is hanging from the ceiling.  The rock is about three feet long, and almost as tall. It looks like stainless steel.  Randy came up to the AMNH yesterday afternoon for a look-see of the new Hall of Human Origins, and we both were in awe of the new stibnite.  We are such geeks.  If you are into big shiny rocks and minerals, the museum is the place to be.

April 12, 2007

Burgoyne’s Army

Filed under: Uncategorized — annie @ 7:31 pm

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April 11, 2007

May 2005 Waldport, Oregon.

Filed under: Uncategorized — annie @ 7:15 pm

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Here’s a few random shots from our family vacation to the Oregon Coast in 2005.  It’s been almost two years since we rented the house on the coast at Waldport.  Claire was still a few months away.  Noah provided lots of laughs doing the Napoleon Dynamite dance.  It rained almost the entire week, blah blah blah. Hopefully we’ll have another shot at getting it right. 

April 10, 2007

Ten Years and Counting..

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Zounds!  Can it be?  Ten years have passed since Ginny and Craig were married.  Gary Buckley did a great job of tying this knot.  We hope you have the greatest of days today and celebrate in style.  Here’s to the next ten years–may they be even better than the first ten. 

 

The Birthday Girl for today is..

Filed under: Uncategorized — annie @ 7:52 am

Audrey3.jpg   Happy Birthday to Audrey!  Here you are standing in front of a tree on the BYU campus after your graduation a few years ago.  Just think, in less than a month, you’ll get to wear the lovely gown again at your next graduation.   We hope you have a lovely birthday.

April 6, 2007

It’s your day!

Filed under: Uncategorized — annie @ 12:10 pm

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Happy Birthday to you.

Happy Birthday to you.

Happy Birrrrrthday to Randy.

Happy Birthday to you.

April 1, 2007

Atlantic scenes

Filed under: Uncategorized — annie @ 5:15 pm

best nubbick.JPGHere is the lighthouse at Nubble Point, on the southern coast of Maine, just north of New Hampshire.  It is on a rock, accessible by tram.  We did a little lighthouse hopping on our way home from Portland.

york beach houses.JPG  A row of houses at York beach.  The southern coast of Maine is very beautiful, and there are public sandy beaches, lots of cotton candy and taffy, the usual beach scene.

quaint.JPG  A drive-by photo from Portland.  Ginny and Craig are going to love this place.