Altiods tin kit, plus a few things anyway. I usually have something like this around as a “just in case kit” that will take care of most of the little discomforts and oops’s that I might have. I figured with the election and the possibility of protest marches in the near future I’d share whatContinue reading “Altoids Tin “Boo-Boo” Kit”
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Glowy Leafy II
Not sure which version of the shot I like better.
Post Election Worries and Hawk Update
Apparently the Cooper’s Hawk I saw the other day has discovered that my neighborhood is a good hunting ground. I can’t see it, but I’ve heard it calling both yesterday and today. There’re a few folks out there worried that those of us, more or less, on the left will think the fight is overContinue reading “Post Election Worries and Hawk Update”
This Post Is For The Birds
Didn’t manage to get the camera in time to document it but, the score in my neighborhood is Coopers’ Hawk: 1, Chipmunk: 0. Weird thing is that in 3 years of looking, I’ve never seen a Cooper’s Hawk* in my neighborhood before. *Possibly a Sharp Shinned Hawk, hard to tell from the angle I wasContinue reading “This Post Is For The Birds”
The Chippewa River Snake
For about 100 years or so the Chippewa River around Eau Claire was a very industrial place. When river levels get very low I like to tool along on my bike looking for the old pilings and bits of concrete and iron that give you hints at the areas past.
Eau Claire has a number of pedestrian/bike underpasses to get people safely through busy intersections and they work great. I’ve been biking through the intersection of Vine and Claremont (pictured above) a couple times a month for the last three years, usually grumbling to myself about how it would be great if there was anContinue reading “Derp…”
If you stay in bed, the monsters can’t get you. #lifeinthetimeofcovid
Got Lost In My Own Neighborhood
I live in the Putnam Heights neighborhood of Eau Claire which, I guess, you could call post WWII semi-suburbia, the lots are a little too small and the blocks are a little too square for Putnam Heights to really be “the burbs” for me. Despite living here for about 3 years now I still haven’tContinue reading “Got Lost In My Own Neighborhood”
We don’t have many days until the cold hits, so I was quite happy for it to be warm and sunny today and for me to have a spare half-hour or so where I could just sit and soak up some afternoon sun. It felt wonderful.