Friday, June 30, 2006

Missouri Sunrise

Gateway to the West

The St Louis, MO Arch.

Oscar Meyer

I spotted the Oscar Meyer Weiner mobile somewhere in Illinois.

Honda VTX 1800

I went on a trip this week to pick up a motorcycle in MO. The trip took about 26 hours with 2 people driving and a few hours spent at the dealership. Fun stuff.

Friday, June 23, 2006

FestivAll: hanging of catfish

FestivAll organizers have started decorating Fife Street, across from Taylor books, with the catfish made by Dale Morton.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Simple DC motor

It's interesting that you can have fun with a magnet, paperclips, wire, and a battery. You can see some movement in the first photo. The current flows through the wire loop in the middle creating an electromagnet with north/south poles. These poles interact with the stationary magnet below it and causes the loop to spin. The second photo is one that my brother built after a visit to Radioshack. He did most of the work on the first as well, but there was a lot of changing voltages/spacing/etc..

You can build your own here following some instructions here.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

South Side Bridge, Charleston WV

Monday, June 19, 2006

Happy little trees

Friday, June 16, 2006

WV State Capitol Fountain

A fun summer picture from a fountain at the Capitol.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Greenbrier River

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Mud River Lake

WV State Capitol

A few photos from the WV State Capitol Complex.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Veterans Memorial

This is from the Veterans Memorial at the WV State Capitol Complex.

Squirrels are evil

I chased squirrels for about an hour at the Capitol this weekend. They love to hide on the other side of trees peeking just enough to know your next move. You make a move to get a good shot, and they conter it.. It was fun.

Fishing boat shot

A shot from the boat last night.


A catfish from last night that a friend caught at Mud River Lake. I would have captured a better shot, but the flash angered the catfish and he started wailing around and got loose.