Saturday, March 31, 2007

Took a little trip, guess where?


That's not a very good clue. How about this?


Still, how many people recognize that?

Ok, How about this?



Click on the picture to see the people on the observation deck!

Ok, here's the giveaway shot...

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Spring blooms


Wednesday, March 28, 2007

SP&S 539 Steam Locomotive



This is the SP&S 539 Steam Locomotive, being prepared for it's last trip out of town. It spent 1957-1997 in a downtown park in Vancouver, WA, then moved out to Fairgrounds park in Battle Ground. See this link for the day of the move - Whistle Stop

In 2006 it was sold after the efforts to restore it had gone nowhere and the space it was sitting on was needed for the city's new skatepark. It was moved then, and I thought it was already gone, then today I drove through town and saw it sitting there again on temporary tracks, just across from the park where it had sat all those years.

I spoke to a gentleman who was working on it and he said it had been stored down the tracks a ways, then they just brought it back here to disassemble it. It will be taken apart in three pieces and hopefully this Friday it will be loaded onto three flatbed railcars for it's journey to Arizona where it will be restored and put back into service. I'm sad to see it go, because we saw it sitting there everyday and hoped to see it restored someday, but it will be better to see it go somewhere else and be fixed up. Neat old train.



Update: the local paper covered it's teardown on Friday. No pictures on the website, unfortunately!
http://www.columbian.com/news/localNews/03312007news121511.cfm

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Colorful Convict Cichlid mom and babies

Monday, March 26, 2007

The Severums try again...

Notice the rock covered with eggs, and the parents dutifully guarding it.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

A blue sky /puffy clouds day!

Mouse


Saturday, March 24, 2007

Ember Tetras

Friday, March 23, 2007

Barking Alki

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Wild Bunny in the Backyard

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Watercolor Sunset

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

WooHoo! My Severums laid eggs!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Paratilapia Bleekeri again

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Can't get enough of those blue skies

I really should have seen that coming...

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It's actually worse, I'm a much bigger geek than I am a nerd...

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Ah, Spring

Green-eyed rasboras

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Fenris Ulf

My husband prepares for the part of the evil wolf Fenris Ulf, in Magenta Theater's production of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

3 day old Honduran Redpoint fry grazing on an algae covered log

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Congo feeding frenzy

Monday, March 12, 2007

Water drops on a leaf


Possibly my favorite picture so far! Click to see the bigger version.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Llamas at Leverich Park

Saturday, March 10, 2007

My new 110g Aquarium

Friday, March 09, 2007

paratilapia bleekeri

Snail invasion!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Young Female? Severum

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Sunset over Battle Ground

Monday, March 05, 2007

Standing on the tracks

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Dew covered moss

The new tank in full sunlight

Friday, March 02, 2007

My accomplishment for today

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Mighty!