Small and Pretty and Huge and Not so Much

Along 7th street this morning, a flash of yellow crossed above the road and perched in a tree. Sloooooooooooowly stopped the Raleigh, and quietly pulled the camera from my pocket. Adjusted the zoom . . . . .  Hold STILL I thought!  HOLD STILL! And it did   🙂 Another serendipitous shot from the driveway Turkey … Continue reading "Small and Pretty and Huge and Not so Much"

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Birdland

When it comes to Animalia Chordata Aves, one of the best spots around here is Spring Lake. That’s not far away. I walk and ride around the lake all the time. So off I went on two wheels to see what the avians were up to today. Read more at Bill Bikes Post Views: 17

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I Was Right–Wisconsin Does Have Birds

In addition to that group of vultures, I’ve seen many ducks, geese, pelicans, hawks, bald eagles, great blue herons, redwing blackbirds, swallows, and songbirds. The first two days of my tour have been along the Wisconsin shores of the Mississippi River. That whole stretch is a National Wildlife Refuge, so it only seems natural that … Continue reading "I Was Right–Wisconsin Does Have Birds"

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They’ve got an awful lot of Graffiti in Grenoble

What a promising title for a pop song!  I did the hard part; now all we need is a composer/lyricist team. This is two days late for the April wall art/graffiti challenge, but under the extenuating circumstances (namely, the lack of a functioning website) I’m confident that our current Challenge Czar will grant a waiver … Continue reading "They’ve got an awful lot of Graffiti in Grenoble"

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First, to clear up some possible confusion, since some of you may have had high school physics or chemistry and already be familiar with valence.  We’re talking today about Valence, not Valence.  It’s a small city in France on the Rhone river; and being French, it has a French pronunciation.  Something like Vahlawnce, maybe. Anyway … Continue reading ""

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The May Challenge: Birds, Birdhouses & Birdfeeders

I’m making my monthly trip down to Iowa for my dad’s medical appointments tomorrow. I’ll be there for a couple of days, so I figured I should announce the May Challenge a little early. The title of this page says it all about the subject of the challenge. Since birds exist almost everywhere in the … Continue reading "The May Challenge: Birds, Birdhouses & Birdfeeders"

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The 4/21 thru 4/30 Challenge: Unauthorized Art

This “Unauthorized Art” Challenge is all about GRAFFITI. It does not include outdoor sculptures, murals on the sides of buildings, or other works of art for which the artist received permission. Technically speaking, graffiti is vandalism and we shouldn’t glorify it. But sometimes it can be quite artistic. (Heck, a secretive graffiti artist named Banksy … Continue reading "The 4/21 thru 4/30 Challenge: Unauthorized Art"

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Once Again, The Winter Bike Faces the Elements

I LIKE winter–that is, when it’s actually winter. Mid-April is not winter. The weather is supposed to be more springlike. It’s supposed to be getting better out there, not worse. March had nicer days than this month. Oh well, yucky weather is no excuse for a tough guy like me to abandon my Thirty Days … Continue reading "Once Again, The Winter Bike Faces the Elements"

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A Sports Report Involving The Four Elements

Hastings, MN Thanks to the heroics of Son of Bing Bong, the Minnesota Truckers emerged victorious in their Major League Bikeball season opener. Son of Bing Bong went 5-for-5 with two triples, a home run, and eight RBIs, leading his team to an overwhelming victory over the Wisconsin Trekkers. With his perfect batting average of … Continue reading "A Sports Report Involving The Four Elements"

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