Saturday, February 27, 2010

Some color

Whoever decided that chartreuse should be the color for signs around schools needs to have his head examined. It's an unpleasant, garish hue that looks good only when everything is covered in the whiteness of snow, as it was yesterday. Of course, yesterday the school was closed because of the snow so the bright sign shone out in vain. Such is life.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Frog From Hell and Friends

Recently I read that a group of 65 million year old fossils found in Madagascar by Professor Krause had been put on display at the Stony Brook University Hospital. Worth a look, I thought. Here is the star, dubbed "The Frog From Hell". I thought he was rather appealing. This is a reconstruction of the creature they have named Beelzebufo Ampinga.

I liked the way the fossils were scattered about the lobby as if just heading into Starbuck's for a latte. This is Masiakasaurus knopfleri.

This gal looks a bit anorexic

Another view of Majungasaurus crenatissimus

Simosuchus clarki
A pug-nosed crocodile
On top is how it is believed to have looked

In case you want more info on the frog

An article on the new fossil exhibit
And this one claiming the exhibit will "humanize" the Hospital.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Misc. pictures that didn't require driving

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep ...
But I have movies by Meryl I'm ok.

Maybe it'll melt before I have to open it

Under the birdfeeder

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Food markets

For those specialty items

And for those special pooches

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Hollow Road

Yesterday at 11:00 a.m.
The morning after our 2nd blizzard

Thursday, February 11, 2010

This much

As I was saying, Chair, one feels one has gained in stature

It's all relative, tablechen

Friday, February 5, 2010

Things are slow

It's pretty bad when all you can think to photograph is a pine cone.
Pitch Pine
In parts of the S-section of the Strathmore development you can still see large old specimens of pitch pine that predate Mr. Levitt's house building activities of the 1960s.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Hotel at Suny: Restraining order

My post of 12/15/09 concerning the legal complaint filed in State Supreme Court (the hotel situation), has an update. Email today from SBEC:

"Last Friday (January 29), NY State Supreme Court judge Marylin Diamond issued a temporary restraining order directing that the defendant "shall insure that no work is commenced including but not limited to interfering with existing trees and foliage”. This was a stunning setback for SUNY. It means that not a leaf nor a twig nor a blade of grass may be touched until the judge hears the opposing arguments in court and makes her decision...."

If the weather were not so cold I think there would be dancing in the streets.

Article in the Village Times Herald of 2/3/10.