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Faithful Companion – Lily

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While over at my Mom and Dad’s place today, I was playing around a bit trying to capture a good shot of Lily, our faithful companion Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

I thought this particular shot turned out especially good – capturing her “mohawk” (her “defect” that we actually found pretty special – along with her amazing curiousity!) and her typical look.

Lily is actually short for Tigerlily – her full name which reflects her breeder’s view of that Mohawk!

Hope you enjoy her as much as we do!

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Grey Saturday Musings

Taking it easy on this grey, overcast and sorta chilly Saturday in Menlo Park. Grocery run this morning (Trader Joe’s, Draeger’s), a nice 0.6 mile walk with Lily, catching up with the morning papers, and now enjoying the aroma of the short ribs simmering on the stove! More about those short ribs coming soon over on Scott’s Kitchen!

Chris Gulker‘s mentioned Anne Knudsen to me on our morning walks. She’s a great Silicon Valley photographer friend of Chris – see her latest photo of him!

Don Neff forwarded a link to this article on Gizmodo: How To: Create Stunningly Realistic High Dynamic Range Photographs. See some of my earlier posts about shooting HDR on my Canon 40D. It’s been way too long – I need to carve out some time for another HDR shoot day sometime soon!

AIG sucks again. This story in tomorrow’s New York Times says they’ve got to pay out $100 MM in bonuses “to executives in the same business unit that brought the company to the brink of collapse last year.” A chapter 11 filing would have forced a cram down on any “contractually obligated” bonuses. Who’s in charge of this circus, anyway?

Late tonight, the WSJ comes out with another story about AIG bonuses – it’s actually worse than it appears! This crap has to stop!

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Grey Sunday at the Park

Grey Sunday at the Park

Out with Lily for a quick couple of loops around Sharon Park. Sharon Park is about two blocks from Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park.

Grey and chilly out this morning – walked without a coat and got too cold.

Lily’s got her vim and vigor back after last Friday’s vet visit!

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Walking with Chris

At this time of year, even minor milestones seem especially relevant.

For the last six months or so when work schedules cooperate, Chris Gulker and I (and Lily too!) have been doing a twice a week, early morning, 1.5 mile walk (Tuesday and Thursday mornings) around Menlo Park – and really enjoying ourselves!

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In the Shumway Fountain


Out for a Sunday morning walk with Lily, we came across the Shumway Fountain in front of the Green Library at Stanford.

The fountain, shutdown most of the summer, was back in operation – with a bike suitably planted right in the middle!

Here’s another view with the Library and Hoover Tower in the background.

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Cruisin’ Stanford


Lily and I went walking at Stanford this morning – following roughly the same down and back course as last Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Driving home afterwards, we came upon our good friend Chris Gulker as he was finishing the first half of his walk – on his way to carving another 5 minutes off of his best 2 mile time. Congratulations Chris!