Monday, April 30, 2012

repurposed wellies...

Originally, these were a pair of fire-engine red wellies.  Eventually wear and tear took over.  So, I chopped off the top of each and they are convenient gardening clogs now.  When dirty, I simply hose them out and dry them in the sunshine.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Welcome, Discovery!

 Last week, the Space Shuttle, Discovery arrived in the Washington, D.C. area.  Sadly, I missed the glorious fly-by salute that was made prior to landing as I was driving back from Florida.  Discovery replaces the Enterprise (which has been re-located to the Intrepid in NY) at the Udvar-Hazy Center which is a component of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.

Note the worn and heavily-utilized appearance of the exterior.  

One of my duties as a volunteer at the UHC, is to take out a model of the space suit (shown here) worn by astronauts from the Shuttle and ISS missions. Look closely, you can see my reflection in the solar shield!

Friday, April 20, 2012

spring at my house

The warmer temperatures and rainy conditions allowed much to survive the winter.