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* I didn't like it | ** It was OK | *** I liked it | **** I really liked it | ***** I loved it

Saturday, October 28, 2006

We had rain again

Last Thursday. Not a two day torrent, but a simple one day deluge. I was going to post the pictures when I got home Thursday night, but my cell phone never sent the silly pictures until today so today is when I post.

Water running deep in a ditch by the road

Storm clouds

Friday, October 27, 2006


It looks like she's been having disagreements with one of the other cats again. You can just see a small wound by her ear.

Izzy on the backrest of the sofa

From friends at work

They surprised me for my birthday today since I won't be in the office for it next week - I always take my birthday off. There was also cake in the morning and the ladies took me out to lunch at Applebee's. I was very surprised. I really enjoyed today.

Big yellow smiley face balloon

Pale peach almost yellow carnations

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

What a difference a day makes

Record high temperature and humidity today (and very likely tomorrow as well) followed by seasonal temperatures and more rain on Thursday. Honestly, I think we've had enough rain for a while.

Beltway at 288, standing water under the overpass

Beltway at 288, standing water under the overpass

Water in the ditch alongside 288

Monday, October 16, 2006

We needed an ark today

We had six inches of rain yesterday plus I don't know how many more today. I couldn't leave work until about 6 p.m. which is when the rain eased up enough I could actually make it to my car without drowning in the parking lot. I went through some really high water that was running across the road. Fortunately, one of my co-workers was headed in the same direction as I was and she had a pickup truck so I was able to follow along in her wake. I made it through all the high water without any problem. I wish I could have taken pictures of the stuff I actually had to drive through, but I was on the phone with her trying to coordinate when to go where to go so that I didn't get stuck. But I did take some other pictures while on the way home. Enjoy!

Flooded ditch just a few miles from my office

More road-side flooding

Grey, orange, and yellow sunset

Grey, orange, and yellow sunset

Grey, orange, and yellow sunset

Flooded road-side ditch reflecting the pink and blue sunset sky

Thursday, October 05, 2006

BBC News | Science/Nature | 'Monster' fossil find in Arctic

Norwegian scientists have discovered a "treasure trove" of fossils belonging to giant sea reptiles that roamed the seas at the time of the dinosaurs.

Sunday, October 01, 2006


I feel like such a geek!

BBC News | Health | Early Alzheimer's signs detected

A new computer-aided analysis may help detect the earliest signs of cell damage caused by Alzheimer's disease.

The system is able to analyse the extent of damage in areas of grey matter, where brain cells are tightly packed together.

The researchers say it could lead to earlier diagnosis of a disease that can be treated most effectively in its initial stages.