Tuesday, November 28, 2006

At the southern tip of the South Island of New Zealand, there is this seemingly unremarkable formation of rocks pointing south to Antartica. What you don't see or can't tell from this picture is that the rocks are actually HUGE-- each one of these are about 100 meters high-- and quite remarkable when you're there in the midst of it! 7 June 2002.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Things got a little out of hand at the Thanksgiving dinner table (who knew they made ReddiWhip in chocolate?). 25 November 2006.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Near Topeka, Indiana. 22 November 2006.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

These were pretty happy looking chickens that we saw yesterday in the Amish country of northern Indiana. Perhaps it was because they knew that they weren't likely to be eaten for dinner today? Near Middlebury, Indiana. 22 November 2006.

Monday, November 20, 2006

When our friends Pamela and David were here in October we had a nice walk at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. these are some of the fungi we happened upon. 3 October 2006.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

I'm attending a meeting in Chicago today with the Presiding Bishop, so it seemed like a good time for another photo from her Investiture at Washington Cathedral. Today she told the assembled members of the church's committees, comissions, agencies and boards to get to work. "Do it faithfully. Do it with energy. Do it with passion.You can help us change the world." 4 November 2006.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Intense checkers players in Singapore. 26 July 2006.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

...Gosh, if all the Episcopal elite look small in comparison to the Washington Cathedral, look how small the politicians look in this other photo I took from the airplane window leaving Washington after the Investiture. 4 November 2006.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

...And even Washington Cathedral looks small from the air. Guess it's all a matter of perspective, eh? 4 November 2006.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Even the most powerful members of the Episcopal Church look very small in relation to the enormity of Washington Cathedral. 4 November 2006.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Bishop Jefferts Schori blesses those assembled at her investiture as the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Washington Cathedral. 4 November 2006.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

I have to admit to very mixed feelings about the American flag-- everything from "it was very important to my father and therefore it's important to me" to "I'm embarrassed to be associated with it when it's on weapons and when it gets turned into an idol." Having said that, the light at the Washington Monument was spectacular as the sun was setting and moon was rising over the Capitol late this afternoon. Washington, DC. 2 November 2006.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

There's a pond around the corner from the cathedral, and today the resident swans looked beautiful in the late afternoon light. 1 November 2006.