Entries from January 2011

Back to the Slopes

Date January 9, 2011

Hmmm… weekly passes means there’s a risk that there will be a weekly post on this subject. Maybe not. We’ll see. The thermometer read “7 degrees” this morning when we got up, but the temperature was supposed to get up into the high 20s. As it turned out, it was a cloudless, windless day, so [...]

Backyard Bird Photography

Date January 8, 2011

My parents got Carson a deluxe backyard birdfeeder a couple of years ago, and we’ve enjoyed watching the variety of species that it draws. Every so often, I set up my tripod and a really long remote shutter release cable I fashioned using a 50′ length of telephone cable and then sit back and snap [...]

A Bucket of Balls Plus Uncarpeted Stairs

Date January 5, 2011

Benton and Carson got a metal tin of assorted rubber balls for Christmas as quasi-hand-me-downs from their cousins. Somebody (I’m pretty sure it was Julie) suggested that it would be cool to dump them down the stairs. Earlier this week, Carson had a friend over (that’s his friend at the top of the stairs — [...]

5-Year-Old Mollification — Zoo Edition

Date January 2, 2011

Alana was up until ~1:00 AM on New Year’s Day, and she didn’t exactly sleep in to make up for it. By the time she’d uttered her second sentence of the day, she’d already whined about 3 or 4 things. Julie calmly explained to her that she was sleep-deprived and should recognize that when things [...]

Fooling Around on the Scioto River

Date January 1, 2011

We live 5 minutes from the Scioto (SIGH-oh-toe) River, which runs pretty much on a direct line to downtown Columbus. Back in September, Carson and I found a little trail tucked away off of a road that parallels the river and did some exploring: Benton, Carson, and I returned to the same spot shortly after [...]