Month: January 2022
It’s a fine day for puzzling.
These vultures seem to be asking that as they bask in the sun right outside my office. iPhone photo with very little zoom – they were about 3 feet away from me.
I made a lemon cheesecake to celebrate a colleague’s birthday. I was particularly pleased with how the candied peel turned out.
I’m trying to be better about posting, but am not so good at remembering to take photos. I do take a selfie for every run or bike ride, though, so here I am after riding 11 km last night.
He’s a trooper
It was cold and raining at the end of the day yesterday, but Colin still agreed to go for a practice run, and we even increased the length of our run intervals from 3.5 minutes to 4. We stick close to home and did loops around the neighborhood in case the rain started really coming down.
Our reward was seeing a sharp-shinned hawk! This is a terrible photo (near sunset, in the rain, using only a phone) but it was a treat to see it!
One of the ways we are training Pancake is to give her challenges to solve. This busy box with lots of hidden treats kept her going for a while. It has bits to lift and bits to rotate, and she was determined to get all the treats out.
Great Blue Heron
We have named our new canoe the Great Blue Heron. We took her out yesterday for our first paddle. After we came in, Cliff tried taking her solo for a few minutes.
I wore my atomic scarf yesterday, which led to a great conversation with Colin who wanted to understand electron orbitals, etc. He figured that two hydrogens must combine to form 1 helium, so it was fun to try and explain that no, 2 hydrogens makes hydrogen.
Colin loves playing with the dry ice that comes with my ice cream of the month subscription. Last night’s went into a bowl with water and some dish soap.