Monday, April 7, 2008

Big day brewing

Well, it's official, I'm going to be firing up three new projects on Thursday alone. Talk about crunch time! I spent a lot of the day working on the all-sky imager from the University of Nagoya Japan, and think with a bit more work tomorrow that it will be ready to go. I haven't gotten much input from the other two projects, though.

The temperature dropped 10 degrees today, with the ambient hovering in the -80s Fahrenheit. The sky was as beautiful as always, and I wish my camera were a bit better camera to capture it. It is strange that only now, at the end of the long day of summer that all this color is infused into what had been a harsh, white landscape with either a blue or gray sky-depending on the amount of overcast.

It was kind of weird that when I was reviewing my pictures on my camera that I came to the last picture, and inadvertently clicked for the next one. Well, that took me to the first photo on my memory card, which was one I'd taken of this (now) alien landscape last summer out in one of our pastures back home. It was just such a marked contrast between two landscapes in which I'm comfortable living.

While there are marked contrasts between the Antarctica Plateau and the Flint Hills of Kansas, there are still some major similarities-common ground, if you will.


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Tux said...

Hi Ethan,
My name is Rick T and I did your tax return. I just saw your parents in McPherson and they gave me your blog address. Your site is very interesting as I have an interest in science; especially astronomy.

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EthanG said...

Hey Rick,
Welcome to the bottom of the world. Even this far from home isn't far enough to escape taxes!