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July 2012



Willie and Wally

Willie and Wally

Willie and Wally

Ups and Downs of the Week.

Olympics – Aside from Bob Costas finding something bad to say about most countries, tonight’s opening ceremony was pretty cool (McCartney’s croaking notwithstanding). Can’t say I’ll be watching too many events, but some might be interesting.

Red Sox – They’re all done. Now 2 games under .500 and pretty well out of it. They still have two more games against the Yankees and then a tough schedule for a bit. I’ll be surprised if they finish the season above .500.

This is the main administration building at Eastern Illinois University, known simply as Old Main.

Old Main

Ups and Downs of the Week.

Red Sox – They took 3 of 4 from the White Sox courtesy of Cody Ross’s 3 HRs and some long lost power from Adrian Gonzalez. But tonight they dropped the opener against the Jays, courtesy of Josh Beckett, who is becoming a sure bet to lose. The Sox desperately need to beef up their rotation. Finding a new home for Beckett would be  good start.

Weather – Today was comfortably in the upper 70s and low 80s. It was a welcomed break from the recent heat waves. But tomorrow we’re right back into the tropical temps. Still no rain in sight.

Doing my part to keep the critters cool.


Ups and Downs of the Week.

Red Sox – They beat TB at the Dump…er, Trop tonight, but they blew so many scoring chances it was ridiculous. And the letter that went out recently to season ticket holders shows that Red Sox ownership is still living in a world of foolish dreams.

Heat Wave – Back to temps over 100F here on Monday and into next week.

Photoshop – Always fun to play around in it..

Scotchie - International Cat of Mystery

The corn stalks are quite high, but I heard on the radio this morning that this year’s yield is going to suffer because of the drought we’ve been having. We’ve received very little rain since late spring. The corn has a few ears, but they may be fewer and smaller than normal.

The Field


Not Much to Munch


Looking Up

Ups and Downs of the Week.

 Red Sox – Back in the tank. They’ve lost 4 in a row, including a sweep by the lowly A’s in Oakland. They lost to the Yankees tonight after a lousy 1st inning by Josh Beckett. The only reason they were in the game at all was that the Yankees pitcher also had a lousy 1st inning.

Heat Wave – Continued temps over 100F here. We’re all looking forward to the mid-80s on Monday. I hope that forecast holds.

Lens Baby – This cheap little toy lens produces some interesting images. Should be fun to play with. I took these today at an Indian take-out place in Champaign called Mirsung.

Lens Baby

Lens Baby

Lens Baby

It certainly is this year. This is not “my” cornfield, but it’s representative of the growth here this year. I had to stand on my toes and hold the camera way over my head to get this shot.

Head High

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