Friday, October 21, 2011

"They landed among the stars." Whenever I see STARS, I think of Andrew and Jarrett.
Friday, October 21, 2011 - This day has finally arrived!

Today is the day that I'll be fitted for my own personal PROSE - the prosthetic device for my right eye. OMG!!!

It's 6:38 a.m. right now. I woke up before 5 a.m. so that I could get my three eyedrops in my eye, drink some coffee, wake up, take care of my blogger business, and relax a little bit before the drive into the city....which ALWAYS makes me crazy.

Getting up and getting ready this morning reminded me of all the years I worked in downtown Chicago. It took a long time to get there every day -- but it was worth it.

When I worked in the Research Department at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the early 80's, it was the BEST job I ever had. Smart, witty people -- there were five Ph.D. economists among the staff. You'd probably think, b-o-r-i-n-g. But they weren't. It was always a hoot.

Gotta go. SEE ya later. I HOPE. djb

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Here's a closeup of the almost full moon this morning - 6:41 a.m.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - Here's another picture of the full moon that I took right after I took the one on my blogger blog.

Since I'm a day late (and probably a dollar short), I thought I'd put the name of the full moon yesterday on here for your amusement and edification. You're welcome.

October 11, 2011, 10:06 p.m. EDT – Full Hunters' Moon:
With the leaves falling and the deer fattened, it's now time to hunt. Since the fields have been reaped, hunters can ride over the stubble, and can more easily see the fox, as well as other animals, which can be caught for a Thanksgiving banquet after the harvest.

Since the moon arrives at apogee about 10 hours later, this will also be the smallest full moon of 2011. In terms of apparent size, it will appear 12.3 percent smaller than the full moon of March 19.


So, now you know the whole story. No wonder that moon looked so tiny. all righty. see ya later, djb

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The ash tree BEFORE....

the leaves are going......

...the leaves have landed. Here's the carpet of leaves under the ash tree in the back yard near the burn pile.
Sunday, October 9, 2011 - All this past week, the leaves kept falling off the ash tree. It looked like golden snow. Every once a while, the wind would blow them all over the place.

It really is a colorful fall this year. Plus, it helps that the weather has been so nice and sunny.

Pretty soon, all the trees will be naked and cold. Yikes! djb