Sumter Oaks RV Park

The Sumter Oaks RV Park in Bushnell FL is an unusual park.  It’s part of the Escapees family and has a rate system that’s a bit different from other parks we’ve been to, as well as unusual site layout.  The property was once a mobile home park, and many of the sites retain features of that former use, including a concrete patio next to the area where you’ll park your rig.

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Blue Ridge Parkway Snake

Anyone know what kind of snake this is?

Found him along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Almost stepped on him and thought he was dead until we saw him move his head. He made no attempt to slittther away and it looked like he had a horn sticking from the back of his head.

Once we got home and could look closer at the pics we saw that he’d molted over all of his body except his head. He didn’t try to get away because he couldn’t see us.

SPOD – Jellyfish Clouds

Sky Picture Of the Day for April 20, 2013

Very nice clouds in the morning.  Winds on the ground headed West and winds aloft headed East with the clouds leaving streamers behind.

SPOD – Gold

Sky Picture Of the Day for March 18, 2013

Turns out I won’t be doing these every day.  It’s taking up more time than I’d expected and I still have a massive backlog of other things to take care of in the evening.  I’ll be doing these as nature cooperates and time permits.

Interesting things I saw today 4/17/10

It was a nice full day on Saturday.

It started out slowly, as most do, with Chip lounging and munching on a bone.



Eventually we went over to the Watters Creek shopping center to wander around with the boy and see about getting a coffee and place to people-watch.

There was a pretty duck. Loads of people, a few dogs and so on.



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Things I saw while on vacation. Part II

This is a continuation of this post.

We got some more snow! It didn’t stay long due to some rain overnight but it was nice while it was around.

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Things I saw while on vacation. Part I

There will undoubtedly be a part II since I’ve got another week off.

Here’s the first week of interesting sighting as 2009 comes to a close.

The first evening produced a wonderful sunset and crescent Moon

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More after the break.

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December lab update

It’s been a busy year in a number of way which is why I haven’t been posting too many lab updates and tutorials.

I’ve got a number of tutorials in the pipeline and pictures that need taking but the next two weeks promise to be just as full so I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to get to while I’ve got the time off my "day job." We’ll see though.

Click through for some pictures and descriptions of what I’ve been up to.

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