Happy 1st Birthday, Jada!!!
Believe it or not, my niece Jada is a full one year old today!! A year ago, Jada Aaltje arrived as a tiny 6 lb 15 oz baby, but she has certainly grown quite a lot since then! She is full of different expressions, and has definitely figured out how to stick her tongue out (like mother like daughter!).
I hope Miss Jada has a wonderful birthday today!!
Andy Wearing a Napkin Headdress
Why exactly did Andy fold up a dinner napkin and place it on his head in the photo above? We may never quite know, but I’m sure everyone would agree it is a good look for him.
Andy is celebrating his birthday today (at least, he better be celebrating!). I hope you have a great day! Oh, and if you want to see what a real 15th century headdress looks like, check out the painting below (circa 1445 by Rogier van der Weyden):
Lady Wearing a Gauze Headdress
1,000 Drips of Water
1,000 drips of water probably isn’t quite that accurate, but there was certainly a lot of water and a lot of little cascades all over this hillside. The name of this waterfall in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is ‘Place of 1,000 Drips’, and after a week of rain, it certainly lived up to its name. It was very pretty, and definitely worth standing in the rain to take it all in.
Snowy Trek Up Montana Mountain
On the first full day of doing winter fieldwork in the summer for grad school, we went for a hike up the lower slopes of Montana Mountain in the Yukon Territory. We started on the shores of Lake Bennett/Nares Lake (that patch of white ice in the middle of the photo) on a snowy morning that left a nice dusting on the trees all around, although by mid-day, the sun was peaking out from behind the clouds a bit. There were just some amazing views everywhere we looked.
It was a tough first day trek, but luckily, we were able to relax a bit that night in the amazing sauna back at our cabin!
It’s Kristin’s Birthday Today!!
Another year older, another year wiser…I think that’s a saying of some sort… Anyway, today is Kristin’s birthday, and so I decided to post a nice headshot that was taken a little over a month ago. I hope you have a great birthday!!
Actually, I’m sure Kristin would prefer I post some sort of funny photo showing one of her goofy faces…but I couldn’t choose just one, so check out the photostrip below! Happy Birthday, Kristin!! Make some funny faces today!
Lots O’ Bees!
Big beehives sure are interesting! This particular hive was in an abandoned shack in upstate New York near the Joaquin campground, and while it was a lot of bees on the outside, I can only imagine how many more were inside (the wall on the other side had no signs of bees, so they must have been entirely in the space between the inside and outside walls).
Luckily I was able to use my zoom lens for this photo, so I was far enough away to not get attacked. The hive sure was loud though, even from where I was, and I definitely would not have wanted to get any closer.
Bailey was a fun dog…a dopey dog, but a fun dog nonetheless. I believe he was being particularly dopey in the photo above as I was playing around with the camera and seeing how close I could get to his nose and still get a shot off.
He sure had a large nose!!