Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 25

Desktop Backgrounds

When I’m out taking photos, I try to look for shots that will make good backgrounds for my computer monitor. Putting my pics up on my computer is a great way to make sure that I see and enjoy them, instead of just stashing them away and never looking at them. My Windows systems, at …

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Apr 22

Desert Wildflower Road Trip!

Last year Elaine and I made our first trip to Carrizo Plain National Monument. It was our first experience with “SoCal Wildflowers”, and it left a lasting impression. Last year was an incredible year for flowers in California, and the displays were mind-blowing. So we decided to make it an annual event. In 2010 we …

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Apr 10

SPOT me on Sizer

I recently acquired a SPOT Connect satellite tracker for use while hiking. Essentially it’s an emergency “panic button” in case you get in trouble where there are no cell signals. It can also be used to report your location and short text messages back to your family. I wrote earlier about some challenges I had …

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