Yesterday I saw this great photo of two Lego jets, the A‑6 Intruder and the EA-6B Prowler:
…which reminded me of my halcyon days as an Air Cadet, attending Air Studies1 Camp in Penhold, Alberta. My Air Studies flight2 was named “Prowler Flight” for the EA-6B Prowler, which was the Electronic Warfare version of the A‑6 Intruder.
Back then I didn’t think anything of the nomenclature, but now it strikes me as a little… creepy. I have to wonder, is there a plane out there code-named “Stalker”?
I headed out of town, hoping to catch Mars and Saturn before they set. I didn’t have a lot of time, and when I got to a decent dark spot, the view wasn’t great, and highway traffic to the south would have outshined the planets in any event.
Then I turned around, to face the north.
My disappointment faded away.
They’re tarring the roof of the Westman Centennial Auditorium. I bike past it every day on my way to work, and again on my way home. It’s actually on campus, so it’s near enough that I can smell the tar from my office if the windows are open.
I don’t like the smell of tar. I don’t think I’m alone in this. But I’ve noticed, the last couple days, that when I’m still about a block away, it doesn’t quite smell like tar. It smells like the grease my grampa Hrushowy used on his tractors.
Which makes me think of the farm, and about my grandparents, and all the happy memories well up.
It must be summer — the Velvet Dip is doing brisk business.
I can’t say I’m a fan of the new interface, but there’s still a lot of great photography to be found on Flickr. This one made me laugh aloud:
I showed a movie about Scotch at the Evans Theatre…
…then took my camera and my tripod to a country road just outside of town.
We watched the first episode of Sherlock’s series III. No spoilers.
I have to buy tickets for Les Misérables. Don’t let me forget!
Well, apparently I figured out how to make stars with my thrifty fifty.
See it on Flickr: http://flic.kr/p/hdcMST
This is a detail from a larger panoramic image.
I went in to the Winnipeg WordPress meetup last night and talked about what to do when you hit a Codex page that has the dreaded
There is currently no text in this page. (The slides from the presentation are at the end of this page.)
On the way home, I stopped in at the halfway tree for some star shots. I can’t decide which one I like best:
One of my Flickr contacts draws art on napkins every day for his elementary-school children. It’s seriously amazing. Check it out:
There’s more where those came from.