Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Here’s Eight Green Things I Love!

What better way to appreciate a day of wearing green than to celebrate things that are green?
It was hard to narrow down the list, but here are eight green things that I find especially cool:

1) Portrait of Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s Monster, by Basil Gogos.
The Monster is my favorite of the “classic” monsters. I find the original movie so heartbreaking. Basil Gogos was an American illustrator best known for his portraits of movie monsters which appeared on the covers of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, and painted these characters in an amazing array of c Continue reading

Eclipse 2017!!



The Eclipse! Wow! What a day. I had been looking forward to this for weeks; I had a bit of a hard time getting the special glasses, though. I thought I was ordering them in plenty of time, but even a month before, they were selling out FAST. I got mine from a telescope supply company, and dangitall, I had to buy a ten-pack because that was all they had. But I was able to share with friends who couldn’t score any, so that was nice.

Jellybean was ready, too!

Steve and I attended a viewing party at a friend’s workplace—-they brought in food and drinks and the event was on the flat-screen TV’s for us to follow when we weren’t running outside every few minutes.
I should point out that Steve just had cataract surgery on Wednesday.
So he made a box viewer!

Steve is ready to go with his box viewer. It worked perfectly!

Steve got the instructions for his box solar viewer online. Here is a link to NASA’s page on how to make one. You won’t need it for a while, but it’s also good for regular solar viewing.

Isn’t science beautiful??


Shark Week 2017: Watching “Shark Exile”.

A huge thanks to my dear sweet husband and my mother-in-law for letting me commandeer the TV and enjoy sharky goodness all week. Last night I was watching “Shark Exile” (about removing problem sharks from beaches in Brazil and the Australian coast instead of killing them) while eating Shark Bites fruit snacks and drawing occasionally, using the colored pencils stored in my shark-covered Vaultz pencil case. 🙂

watchin shark week