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Archive for January, 2013

Photo #1535 – 01.28.13

The Yukon, Forest Fires, and GIS

The majority of my time during graduate school was centered around all things Yukon Territory.  My research focused on snowmelt in the Yukon, but I was able to work my love for the Yukon in to other projects as well.  This poster was created for my one Remote Sensing course and describes how I used a series of aerial photos from different years to track effects of forest fires in the boreal forests of southeastern Yukon Territory.  This project was one of many that allowed me to play around with map-making a bit…career skills in their infancy!

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Photo #1534 – 01.27.13

Old Downtown Heidelberg

Taken from Heidelberg Castle up on a hillside overlooking the town, this photo captures much of the old downtown area of Heidelberg.  The castle itself was pretty impressive as we toured its ruins, especially considering the earliest castle in this location was built before AD 1214 and it is just a massive structure elevated up on the hill.


Photo #1533 – 01.26.13

1 Year at Our Home!

1 Year at Our Home!

And just like that, Heather and I have been homeowners for a full year!  It was a year ago that we closed on our home…but by the time we got to back to our apartment after the closing, it was pretty late, so we didn’t even get to the house that day.  We were there the next day, though, and were treated to an awesome fiery sunset on our first night at the house.

It has been a fun year of home ownership full of little projects, bigger projects, and annoying projects, and while we certainly didn’t check off everything on our “2012 To-Do” list for the house, we made some good progress and are looking forward to our 2nd year.


Photo #1532 – 01.25.13

Packing is a Pain…

Packing is a Pain...

Last year at this time, when we were getting ready to move into our new home, Heather and I realized that we have way too much stuff.  Packing everything up into boxes laid out all over the apartment was not a fun activity, and we would be more than happy to never have to pack up for a major move again!


Photo #1531 – 01.24.13

A Few Bobolink Cows

A Few Bobolink Cows

Cows are cool, and these cows on a farm in Hunterdon County, New Jersey were no exception.  This one definitely had some interesting coloration going on.  Heather and I visited Bobolink Farm last March, and we not only got to have fun with cows, but we got to do some cheese and bread tasting (everything was quite delicious!).  The farm was great, and the owners were really nice, so if you are ever in the area, stop by for a fun time (www.cowsoutside.com).


Photo #1530 – 01.23.13

Great Smokies Creek – Etsy Print

Great Smokies Creek - Etsy Print
The peacefulness of a Great Smoky Mountain stream like this one is tough to match. This particular stretch of water was located in the Cataloochee Valley region of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Photo #1529 – 01.22.13

Overlook Mountain House of Yore

Climbing up a mountain in the Catskills for more than 2 miles, one of the last things you might expect to find is a sizeable abandoned resort hotel.  But that is exactly what awaits you near the summit of Overlook Mountain, as partly shown in this photo.  The Overlook Mountain House was likely a pretty cool place in the hey-day of these sort of mountain resorts (late 1800s, early 1900s), and today it is a neat structure to come upon up on top of a mountain.