The hiking trails along the southeastern edge of Big Bay State Park (where I camped on Madeline Island) provide excellent views of the granite rocks that line the shore of Lake Superior there.Continue reading Big Bay’s rocky shore
For the second half of my camping vacation last week, I drove up to Bayfield, Wisconsin, and took the 25 minute ferry ride to Madeline Island. As soon as I drove onto the ferry, I knew it was a good decision. I haven’t been to the island in at least 15 years, and it felt great to be heading back again.
I was taking a photo of this brilliantly colored
zinnia Mexican sunflower when I noticed a tiny spider sitting on the edge of the stamen.
Saturday evening I celebrated the end of the heat wave by biking to Tenney Park and watching the sun go down. Ended up being a pretty good decision.Continue reading Saturday sunset
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. That was the first major news event that I can remember experiencing as it happened. I was almost 8 years old. I vividly recall watching that grainy video of Neil Armstrong taking those first steps off the LEM. What wonderful fuel for a child’s imagination!
To commemorate this anniversary, I built a Lego NASA Apollo Saturn V kit. 1969 pieces in 12 bags. I decided to build one bag a day, and document my progress. All the photos below were taken after each bag was complete.Continue reading The mighty Saturn V