Sunday, March 29, 2015

Taking a break for much of April

Posting will be a sparse for the next three weeks. Working on some film projects for pin hole day.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Zucchini Sprout First

For the weekend Update, the Zucchini in the second tray were the first plants to sprout on Wednesday:

And how they looked just this morning:

Friday, March 20, 2015

Winter Guest?

I was clearing dead plants and leaves from the yard last weekend and found this burrow:

Watched for a few days and there was no new activity.  It later collapsed in the rain.  So it seems that some furry critter spent the winter hibernating in my flower beds.  Ruler for scale.  Any ideas who this may have been?

Happy First Day of Spring!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


This is my first test of our Panoramic Horizon camera. It captures a panorama by sweeping the lens in an arc along the horizontal. The photo was taken in my Mother's back yard in CA. Notice the distorted lines of the trellis. I haven't quite figured this camera out. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Weekend Gardening Update

The weather has been in the 70's.  But we locals know that it's never safe to plant outdoors before Mother's Day.

So my seedling are safe indoors.  Adding Squash & Asparagus to the new planter:

So far giving them 24 hours of light......has produce one "mutant" plant:

Sprouting a full two weeks after the other plants and growing at an enormous rate.  My Castor Bean Plant will be given a new home tomorrow.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Tomatoes & Peppers, Close-Up

A closer look at our baby plants:

And Below, the autofocus didn't.  Or rather it focussed on the outside of the plastic dome, rather than on the plants.  But still interesting.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Garden Updates

Making Progress:

This is what our indoor garden looked like earlier this week.  Tomorrow a real-time update. Hint:  it's grown a lot in a week!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Snow covered lake in IR

The IR seems to pick up the interesting crystal structure on the surface of the lake last weekend. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Table Top Greenhouse

We got a table top green house this year that comes with a grow light. It has been successful environment for this years tomatoes.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Airport Art

Some public art from the San Diego Airport terminal. Taken Thanksgiving of 2014.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Garden Prep Part 2

Next, find a warm window inside.  I placed this above  heating vent to keep the soil warm:

Cover and install the light............

A few days after my careful preparation of the Nanodome, this is what my gardening prep area looked like: