Rantin' and Rovin'

Weekly Photos

Morning in Glasgow

Morning in Glasgow

The Simplicity of Beauty

The Simplicity of Beauty

Restarting the weekly photo part of my blog!

Too Cute for Words

Too Cute for Words

While working at the farm yesterday, this little guy almost got run over by the lawn mower! Luckily one of the staff found him in time. Now seriously, have you ever seen such a tiny bunny?

Sunset in Cebu

Sunset over the Pacific from Boljoon, Cebu, Philippines (taken in June 2011).

Spring?

Spring leaves budding outside the Field Museum in Chicago. I took this last year, but am posting it now in the hopes that the snow might finally end! (Quick, everyone go knock wood!)

Let’s Play

Let’s Play

I apologize for my silence; the past few months have been crazy and the blog fell behind a bit. But not to worry! I’m back in action and kicking this blog back in gear with this shot of a jungle gym near the Field Museum and Soldier Field in Chicago!

I See You…

I See You…

Adding to Hip Viper and Gangster Tree Monitor, we now have Stealth Cayman Lizard. New crew of superheroes, anyone?

Don’t Mess with Me

Another super-cool reptile shot. First there was the hip viper, now we have the gangster tree monitor. Can’t you just see him saying, “Yea, I’m chilling. Disturb me, and I will take you down.”

Pabrik Gula

Pabrik Gula

Going off the theme from yesterday’s photo, here’s another of the cool toys we saw at the old sugar factory (pabrik gula) in Central Java. It’s a theodolite! Also used in surveying, this one probably dates back to the 1960s or so. I’ve used similar equipment for survey in archaeology, but those have mostly gained electronic bits. It’s nice to see one of the older versions!

Old Toys

Old Toys

A friend and I went to an old sugar plantation and processing plant today. It was run by the Dutch and later Indonesians from about 1860 to 2006, and is now converted (at least in part) into a museum. Not many people go, from what we saw, but the gadgets they had on display were pretty nifty. This is one of the instruments used in surveying. I’m sure I’ll be posting more of these over the next few days…

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