Sunday, April 28, 2013

Comment Update for Blogger

Recently Google has integrated a Google+ feature into blogger that allows folks to choose who will see their comments.

It can be enabled via the blogger settings.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Spring Flowers

Winter seems to last too long and spring is too short here in New Hampshire. Still it is great to see those daffodils appear. However one of the strangest sites are my extra-terrestial Japanese Butterbur blossoms.

For a flower that is sublime, you cannot beat the Star Magnolia

Another squirrel deterrent gone awry

In my never ending quest to keep squirrels from spending the day eating every last sunflower seed I've tried many non-lethal approaches. I thought the fence charger was the ultimate, but the little bastards ran right over the charged copper plate. I think I saw them wearing rubber boots.

My latest idea was introducing sound to startle them. It worked for a while, then one brave squirrel realized that it was just noise. After that they just mocked me.

Anyway I was proud of my design. I used an ancient bank alarm bell, a "wall-wart" transformer, a remote control for Christmas lights and a weather proof enclosure.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Dunn State Park April Music Jam

On the first Sunday of the Month at the visitors center at Dunn State Park in Gardner Massachusetts, local musicians gather for an acoustic music jam. It is great fun, nice folks and great music. Here are a few photos from the April 2013 Jam.