Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friends are the Family You Choose...
"Trojans senior kicker Jake Dunn did a good job pinning Creekview deep with a 48-yard punt in the fourth quarter. He averaged 40 yards on his five punts on the night."
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The state butterfly of Georgia is the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Georgia shares its state butterfly with Virgina, Alabama, South Carolina, and Delaware.
I found a cool site with information about butterflies and moths seen in White County.
Enjoy these beautiful creatures during these warm early fall days. They, like the hummers, will be gone soon.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
A couple minutes later, he was gone.
We weren't able to make contact for 24-48 hours, until we were finally able to reach him by phone at work. The back-up generators were operating , so he was in better shape than most.
Fortunately, C's power was restored Thursday and he and the cats are having a wonderful weekend. I hope Houston and Galveston can return to some form of normalcy in the weeks and months ahead.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
PS... I'm sorry to report North Hall lost to the GHS 27-0. This was the first shut out for the Trojans since 2001.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Cousin Jackie napping w/ her critters,
Sydney dog and Mitten (Gone but not forgotten)
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
One interesting fact I never shared with my students is the notorious mating behavior of the adult female praying mantis, who sometimes eats her mate just after, or even during, mating. One explanation states that sexual cannibalism occurs most often if the female is hungry. But eating the head does causes the body to ejaculate faster. Surprisingly, (or maybe not) this behavior seems not to deter males from reproduction. Now all that praying makes sense, doesn't it?
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I also don't take good care of my camera. I carry it in my pocket all the time, ready to whip it out and capture the moment. D says I should wear it around my neck so I won't drop it!!!
This is the last picture taken before the camera hit the cement.
This was not the first time my Cool Pix had taken a fall. It isn't "totally" broken now. It will come on, take one picture, then nothing else....I guess that's as good as dead, huh?
I'm lost w/out my camera...what if something happens and I miss the picture?
I'm headed to WalMart for a new, cheap, "pocketsize" camera.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
While I wouldn't give anything for those trips, it's wonderful being home (and stationary) this year. This time of the year the air is refreshingly crisp and clear, the changes in nature's beauty surround you. The shorter days and cooler nights offer an excitement and anticipation of things to come.
Our house is the white speck on the right side of the these 2 pictures put together, in a sad attempt at a panoramic view. D took these pictures several years ago in the winter, while our house would be visible.
I can't think of a better place to embrace the Atumnal Equinox, than in the middle of our woods.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Panda keepers say the skin on his ears, the “saddle” on his back and the areas around his eyes are all starting to turn black. The pigmentation is still very faint, but it will grow darker over the next few days and weeks.
Thanks to the excellent care he is receiving from both zookeepers and Lun Lun, the baby continues to thrive.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I didn't forget Mei Lan's birthday. I was waiting until I could add pictures from her celebration:
Saturday, September 6, 2008
AJC is reporting that surfers on Tybee Island are ignoring warnings to stay out of the water and grabbing their surfboards instead.
Tropical Storm Hanna is churning up the waters, bringing 6-7 foot waves and making local surfers very happy.
Having grown up in Savannah, I know first-hand, waves that size are rare.
Despite riptides and strong winds, as one surfer said, "You gotta surf!"
Enjoy the waves from Hanna because I'm afraid Ike is going to be ugly wherever he decides to make landfall next week.
Good site for tracking 'canes: http://www.stormpulse.com/hurricane-ike-2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
This time of year when many plants are starting to look a little rough, Joe Pye Weed is at its peak. Although seen primarily on the roadside, JPW makes a wonderful addition to a fall perennial garden. It will grow almost anywhere, but it thrives in sun and a moist, rich soil. The plant is known botanically as Eupatorium and is a relative of the chrysanthemum.
I've seen JPW for sale in nurseries, (yes, I've even bought some), but I find the best (free) plants on the side of the road. So, if you see me pulled over with my shovel and bucket, toot your horn and wave.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
UPDATED 5:50 Lun Lun and her cub (it's a boy!) have been successfully reunited.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008, 6:30 PM
Based upon the behavior of giant panda Lun Lun and her new born cub, Zoo Atlanta's colleague from China and the Zoo's Animal Management and Veterinary Teams jointly decided to place the new-born cub in an incubator for closer monitoring and observation.
Zoo Atlanta's Veterinary and Animal Management teams will continue working diligently to ensure that Lun Lun and cub receive the best care and treatment possible.
Zoo officials will provide updates as they are available.
Keisha Hines-DavisDirector of Public Relations & Communications