Saturday, November 10, 2012
Madison High School Photography
I think these kind of experiences are valuable for my students. I want to make it a tradition to do 3 evening sessions with Photo 3A students each trimester. They get a chance to knock off assignments, and I get a chance to work more closely with individuals.
Saturday, October 06, 2012
Ben and I went "exploring" yesterday. Ben thought that we could find some fish fossils if we walked along a dry river bed. I went along for the fun. We went to the North Fork of the Teton River. First we went to the Wilford area to trace its split into the North and South Forks. Not long after that, we discovered it is completely diverted into an irrigation canal. The river is bone dry. This was surprising since by 3000 E the river flows again. I stopped and talked to an old timer in the area. He said the only water feeding the river on its flow to the Henry's Fork are irrigation canals to the north. He was sad to see the river die in the Fall and wondered where all the fish went...no dead fish in the drying pools. He blamed the government and also showed me where they pulled a dead guy from his property after the flood. By Sugar City the river kind of has a slow current as it picks up more irrigation water.
In the end, no fish fossils. Ben did, however, find some kind of a mollusk shell (for mom), several cool sticks, a few twisted car bodies, a pile of plastic flowers and baskets (probably the rubbish pile from the Wilford Cemetery), and a severed Elk's head; I didn't even take a picture.
Here are some photos of an area we explored. This might be an interesting area to explore in the winter. It is easy to get to and the river bed and trees will make for some interesting subjects.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Friday, June 01, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
A friendly pan handler at the gates of Disneyland. His name is "Bird." On a good night he brings over a hundred. On a bad night he may net a few dollars. He is pleasant, personable, and plays in a band during the day. He has a difficult time sight reading and plays by ear. I said he doesn't seem very aggressive at pan handling. He replied the Lord provides.
The "Walker" stopped by during our conversation (a guy who looked and acted like a bald Richard Simmons) and asked me if I was interested in "Merlin" his name for Bird. I asked him if he was a regular at this corner. He asked me if I was a regular and let me know Hawaii was that a way. He then trotted south on Harbor Blvd. Bird told me the Walker has serious mental problems.