Saturday, April 29, 2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

hangin' with the hotshots

first fire exposure

first direct exposure to fire... we wetlined this section as the hotshots burned it out, to create a boundary for aerial ignition with the helitorch. the guy in the lower right is my boss Pat.

late at night...

look at the cute dog in the corner...


Tuesday, April 18, 2006

4-18 :yep, I'm behind

i'll catch up, I swear. as soon as the day comes that I get off work sometime before 8pm.

4-13 : cottonwood throne

4-12 :chess engine

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

4-11 :bonus

a client from this winter sent me this photo she took of Cowboy. I miss the dogs...

4-11 :cute puppy

4-10 :minnow

4-09 :lilies

Sunday, April 09, 2006

4-08 :bugs

Saturday, April 08, 2006

4-07 : more fun in the dark

4-06 :free time?

did some flintknapping after work today. this is a flake from my workpiece, obsidian from glass butte in central oregon.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

4-05 :rain

sat inside a pole barn all day trying to hear instructors babble over the banging of the bay doors in the wind and the occasional squall of rain on the roof. guy on the left is Victor, one of my engine crew.

4-04 :the pack test

it's not quite the most interesting photo, but it was the climax of the day. had to walk 3 miles in 45 minutes with those 45LB vests on. quite a sight, with all thirty of us.

4-03 :bullshit repellent

just what I needed this week...

a guy and his dog

it was such an odd moment, I couldn't help but violate the photo. I had parked my truck near penney park (local playground) and was unloading my dirt bike to go for a ride, and up putts this guy with a dog on his lap. he's riding an old DT, which was pretty much the same as the first bike I ever owned. he took me across town to show me some trails to ride on. in the process, we crossed the highway, and since he doesn't have a license he pushed his bike. the dog sat on the seat while he pushed. while we were on the trail, his dog running alongside, he stopped rather suddenly so he could point out a jet and contrail and tell me about how they're seeding the clouds with chemicals that both make the clouds disappear and will make us all sick. an interesting fellow all around...

Sunday, April 02, 2006

saturday night in silver city

a streetcorner downtown

I don't know what to say about this...

I took this photo a few weeks ago as it was snowing in durango. photoshop made it whatever it is now...

it was really cold...

wet snow+ strong headwind = ice on face.

inaugural posting

a church, the moon, and a deep blue sky. last night walking around downtown silver city @