Monthly Archives: August 2011

Monkey Business

This guy decided to loot the bird’s plate for groceries. Seems to be OK with the acrobatics required to fill his belly.

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Feed the Troops

A feast for the entire colony. These guys took out a “tank” and seem to be hauling it back to share with the platoon.

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Grey Alien

More cool fungus in the backyard. It has been just damp enough for these to grow (but nothing else).

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Eight’s Enough

Kids and I found an awesome writing spider at the neighbor’s house. It’s huge, beautiful, and quite the architect.

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  • Almost Random Quote

    Tom said to himself that it was not such a hollow world, after all. He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it – namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain. If he had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. And this would help him to understand why constructing artificial flowers or performing on a tread-mill is work, while rolling ten-pins or climbing Mont Blanc is only amusement. There are wealthy gentlemen in England who drive four-horse passenger-coaches twenty or thirty miles on a daily line, in the summer, because the privilege costs them considerable money; but if they were offered wages for the service, that would turn it into work and then they would resign. — Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer, 1876