Sunday, November 30, 2008

Riding days so far

It looks like I should not have took the summer off. I was working nights and didn't have a decent headlight. I know its a lame excuse but if you saw the road south of town you wouldn't blame me. Then around Labor Day Dinotte Lighting finally had another sale and I picked up a 200L-AA-S without the batteries or charger pretty cheap. With the headlight I didn't have an excuse to not start riding to work even if I was working nights so the number of riding days picked up again.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Roosting raptor

tower roost
Originally uploaded by PLC.Doctor

I've ridden past this tower a couple of times around sunset and have seen these birds roosting here. My digital camera does not have optical zoom so I'm really pushing it to try a pull out a decent picture. I guess I should come back with my film SLR and 200mm zoom lens to try and get a better picture. This tower is supposed to be for high-speed internet access but those antennas sure look like cellular phone service to me. I think it is interesting to see wildlife like this in an urban setting. I'm surprised to see smaller birds sharing the same roost with the raptors because I thought that they would be lunch for the birds of prey.

Mousetrap photo on Flickr

Coffee can mousetrap w/ mouse
Originally uploaded by PLC.Doctor

This is the most viewed picture that I've posted. I don't know what it is about the picture. Is it the trap or the mouse? I didn't come up with the idea for this trap on my own. I based the trap on one that someone else had posted to the web. I don't want to kill something just because it doesn't belong where it is. All creatures big and small have a place and a purpose in God's creation.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008