Monday, November 07, 2005


I would have thought the kids wanted to jump in piles of leaves for fun. Instead, they found their own 'stuff' to do. Hanging a rake from the branches was their choice of fun. Crazy kids.

When they weren't doing that, they were rolling old tires through the woods.

Thursday, November 03, 2005


Radon Update: the mail away tests for radon in the air (of our house) gave results very close to my electronic meter results. I was pleased the results agreed. I'm more comfortable with the accuracy of both testing methods seeing these results. As a former chem. lab tech, I like being reminded that I still understand sample collection, too. :)

I continue to be amazed at how few folks understand radon. This area of SW Minn has such high levels of radon in the air that it's truly unusual. Hubby says that 1.2, 1.5 pci is the national average. There was house that the realtor sold recently w/19pci before remediation. wow.


Maynard, MN. Grain is the industry in town, not counting the bars and cafe. There were three tractor trailer trucks waiting in line behind the one you see in the photo.

It's a good year for corn; high yields, though I don't know about prices. When we were driving to Maynard, we saw huge piles of corn outside. The grain bins were full, and the extra corn was in huge piles (the size of an apartment building) outside. Wish I could have stopped along the side of the road to take a photo of them.

The photo is at an odd angle, I know. I was walking over the rail tracks and messing with the camera at the same time. Sort of interesting, I think, although I wouldn't use it as an example of a 'good' photo. Good thing I don't try to walk and chew gum.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

little leaves

cute. What can I say? Digital cameras are great. I wouldn't have taken photos of all this stuff if I had to pay for film.

more views

Prickles we found in the woods. Scary enough for Halloween weekend.


I took along my camera this weekend. Some photos were decent, as photos, and others I liked because I want to remember the view.

This is the view from inside a pile of leaves.