Betta, version 2.0

New betta for the 5-gallon tank. Really quite a pretty little fish. Seems to like his new home. The plants are doing better than I had any right to expect, too.Read more
Wanderlusting the Sangre de Cristo Range

Wanderlusting the Sangre de Cristo Range

In my last post, I described visiting the Pecos area of the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains to get some photographs of type sections or type locations of geologic formations for Wikipedia. Alas, the weather went sour before I could get very satisfactory photos of most of the sites. Thursday...Read more
Wanderlusting on hands and feet

Wanderlusting on hands and feet

I had Friday off and the weather was beautiful in the morning. The forecast was for it to remain decent most of the day. This is not actually good news during what is supposed to be our monsoon season, but it seemed right to make the best of it. So...Read more
Wanderlusting the Mississippian

Wanderlusting the Mississippian

But first, a picture of a cat, because pictures of cats seem to be very popular on the Internet. That’s Stupid, my cat. She’s actually a very sweet cat, but she didn’t like being woken from a sound sleep for a photography session. I wake up Saturday morning to gorgeous...Read more
Wanderlusting White Ridge

Wanderlusting White Ridge

This one was recommended by Sixty Hikes Within Sixty Miles: Albuquerque. I’m not super impressed with this series, which doesn’t much emphasize geology, but it has occasionally given me some very useful tips. Enough to be worth the purchase price. I wanted a hike at low elevation, because the monsoon...Read more
Wanderlusting the Chinle

Wanderlusting the Chinle

I mentioned in my last post that I wanted to swing by the Salitral Formation type section and some Rock Point Formation exposures on my way home from Iron Mountain, but ran out of time. I took time to make that up today. It wasn’t a perfect day; there were...Read more
Wanderlusting the Moppin Complex

Wanderlusting the Moppin Complex

This is the oldest rock I’ve visited in New Mexico; twice now. I was hoping third time would be the charm. So Saturday I loaded up and headed the Wandermobile north to the Tusas Mountains again. My goal was to try to find pillow lava structure in the Moppin Complex...Read more

Critters

The fish tank is coming along nicely. I do have one female Boesmanii rainbowfish that has been ailing. The girlbow had a few nibbles yesterday, though, and seems to be more getting better than worse. But she’s a relatively old fish. Angel is getting to be a very old cat....Read more

Father’s Day

Gifts. Dinner. In the case of the jar of spirulina, this is a nontrivial but important distinction. The spirulina is to feed the crustacean culture I was just given, not to feed me. My dinner is roast beef tip (delicious!) and sugar-free cherry pie with sugar-free whipped cream (also delicious!)...Read more
Wanderlusting the Picuris Mountains

Wanderlusting the Picuris Mountains

Yesterday was the summer solstice and the weather was gorgeous. I have a relatively newly published road log with places to visit in the Picuris Mountains. I think you can anticipate what followed. I got a good night’s sleep, then packed up supplies (backpack with lunch, water, hammer, bug spray,...Read more