Digital Globe is currently conducting its annual contest to choose the Top Satellite Image of 2013. Voting will close Dec. 16 at midnight PST, so hurry over to their Facebook page, check out the 20 finalists, and cast your vote. You can vote for as many photos as you like. The top five vote-getters will go … Continue reading
I know some of you have probably been enduring much colder, nastier weather than I have here in Denver. Farther north and east there has been a lot more snow. Down toward Oklahoma City and Dallas they’ve had horrible ice. (I sure haven’t missed that aspect of winters in Oklahoma.) And I suppose it’s all … Continue reading
I have a huge problem during the Christmas shopping season. I tend to buy too much. Not for others, but for myself. Once the sales begin and the purse strings are loosened, it’s amazing how many things I see that I want or need for myself. And what better time to buy them than when … Continue reading
This photograph by Nicolas Reusens Boden, Sweden, is one of the early entries in the Nature and Wildlife category of Sony’s 2014 World Photography Awards. Photographers have about a month left to submit their best work. In this seventh year of the international competition, the overall winner will receive $25,000 and winners of each of 15 … Continue reading
R.I.P. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918 – 2013
You’ve waited breathlessly for the announcement, and today it came. Pantone, the gold (no pun intended) standard for color in many industries, has announced its Color of the Year for 2014. Like it or not, Radiant Orchid probably will be seen a lot in fashion, beauty, home design and consumer products over the next twelve months. … Continue reading
This must be International Fox Week or something. First there was that video I posted yesterday. Then today there was this story on Huffington Post. In Norway, Sniffer the fox and Tinni the dog have become best buddies. They met when Tinni and his owner were on a walk through the forest. Now they all work … Continue reading
Loki is a resident at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park near Redding, California. Cute, isn’t he? But if you want to know what else foxes say, the following video is more educational. By now, of course, if the song “What Does the Fox Say?” piqued your curiosity, you’ve probably already looked up this one. It … Continue reading
I‘ve been fascinated by yarn bombing since some bombers received a grant to decorate a fence in Denver a few years ago. But most yarn bombing is a form of graffiti, street art often created on the sly. Now the latest Denver example has appeared — a Colorado state flag Speedo. The swimwear is the … Continue reading
Saw this on Huffington Post today. It was uploaded to YouTube three years ago, but it’s new to me. I’ve never seen behavior like this with more than two dogs, and then only for a few seconds. But with the world’s smartest breed, I suppose anything is possible.
Hope this finds you safe and warm at your chosen destination. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
It’s official. With the reopening of Highway 7 yesterday, all flood-damaged highways providing access to Estes Park, Colo., are now open to traffic. Congratulations to the Colorado Department of Transportation for completing this massive engineering/repair effort a week ahead of the governor’s deadline.
You might already be familiar with dirds, but I was surprised and amused when I saw some on the local news today. These are from Sad and Useless, and there are more there waiting for you, if you dare …
Love this item from Buzzfeed today, brought to my attention by Pandionna (thanks, Pandi!) Buzzfeed asked Brits to label the states on a map of the US. The results ran the gamut from hilarious to creative to pathetic — and I’m afraid a lot of Americans wouldn’t have done much better. I’m not about to point … Continue reading
Mark your calendars. Or just subscribe. To Ronni Bennett’s blog, Time Goes By. In general it’s a blog about aging issues and that may or may not be your cup of tea. But every Saturday she publishes a collection of “Interesting Stuff” that she’s come across or that readers have sent to her. And I … Continue reading
If you’ve read the captions, you already know what these pictures have in common. They’re all paintings. Not photographs. Paintings. By some of the world’s greatest photorealists, artists who snap photos and then paint exacting, realistic copies of them. Some of the paintings are so detailed and meticulous that the artist produces only one or … Continue reading
On November 22, 1963, at 12:30 pm CST, President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed as his motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. I remember that day so clearly, it’s hard to believe it was 50 years ago. I was in my chemistry class at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, in … Continue reading
Last week I expressed my disgust at the increasing intrusion of Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving. The War on Thanksgiving is threatening to consume Thanksgiving, I railed. Now comes Walmart, announcing that it is pushing Black Friday up a full week. Based on prices leaked from competitors like Best Buy, Target, and Toys R Us, … Continue reading
This is “Veiled Glory,” another stunning photograph from Erik Stensland, Estes Park, Colo. I love the gleam of moonlight on the lake despite the clouds. Lake Nokoni and Ptarmigan Mountain are in the western part of Rocky Mountain National Park, in an area I’ve never visited.
It’s old news now, but this interesting chart from the Oct. 24 Washington Post details in simple, non-technical terms why the Heathcare.gov website failed. The text, a sidebar to the main story, Full testing of HealthCare.gov began too late, contractors say, clearly explains why the website failed and how complicated its repair is likely to be. Most interesting and … Continue reading