Sunday, December 17, 2006

Fall Changes

I tried to get Picasa to save some of the lighting effects so that this was a little more even, but I didn't win that battle.

These pictures were taken over a period of about a month starting mid-October. This is me trying to stand in exactly the same place on our deck and take the same angle.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Austin's 8th Birthday

One of Austin's recent math assignments was to bake a cake. I think it had something to do with learning measurements, or a practical approach to dividing the cake into fractions, I don't know, but he sure did enjoy it. So when it came time for his birthday, he announced that he wanted to make his own birthday cake so he did. Here are some pictures from that event.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Up in the sky!

Back in October (I know, I have some catching up to do), Austin came running inside from the back yard exclaiming that there were letters in the sky. He was right. Unfortunately, it wasn't anything too interesting. These were made by planes flying together turning on and off their smoke to make "digital" letters. They were intended to be read by fair goers at the NC state fair. Kinda cool. I wonder if all that is automated or if they have to manually turn the smoke on and off.

And BTW, the image isn't inverted, I guess it's supposed to be ready by people further south, looking north.