Saturday, March 25, 2017

Excellent info

So the Corsair in the previous post has an insignia from '43 to '47.


The ultimate getaway

Freckles, they can be friendly and playful

Fun on four wheels

Gardening fever has struck

The adventure begins

Made a loaf of Shepherd's Bread this morning

Turned out ok.  Doug the Wild Yeast did his job.  I let it over proof a bit, though, so I'll need to watch that more carefully next time.

Mrs. CW always gets the first slice.

Three days and a couple of late March snowstorms makes a bit of difference in the snowpack.

Yes, perfect

Do you operate?

It's a bad idea to store all your ammo in one spot.

Huge depot in The Ukraine goes boom.  Authorities say a drone dropped an incendiary device.  If true, one might suspect the Russkies, those crafty devils.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The dying lioness, a detail taken from the reliefs of Ashurbanipal’s palace at Nineve. Ashurbanipal was an Assyrian king (685 BC – c. 627 BC).

2600 years ago, there was great art

Just a little on the intense side

Unidentified Recon Marine takes a cigarette break at U.S. Marine base at Kha Sahn (1968). Note the grenade pins in his hat.

Avro Manchester

This is the final surface image from NASA's Spirit rover (MER-2) captured March 1, 2010. All communication ceased 3 weeks later.

One of two rovers launched in 2003 to explore Mars and search for signs of past life, Spirit far outlasted her planned 90-day mission. Among her myriad discoveries, Spirit found evidence that Mars was once much wetter than it is today and helped scientists better understand the Martian wind. 
In May 2009, the rover became embedded in soft soil at a site called "Troy" with only five working wheels to aid in the rescue effort. After months of testing and carefully planned maneuvers, NASA ended efforts to free the rover and eventually ended the mission on May 25, 2011.

A guy on a forum I frequent posted this picture of some bullets he cast. Too pretty to shoot, in my opinion!

North Dakota supercell rolls across the prairie

The cats have finally accepted her as one of the tribe.

Time for a walk.


How do you sail a poorly defended convoy full of millions in trade goods across thousands of miles of ocean infested with pirates and vengeful French men of war?

Another fine historical tale told with verve by CDR Salamander.

Friday Open Road