Sunday, August 31, 2014

Flying a Kite

As I came out of the overpass entering Norlo park I noticed this really neat chalk drawing on the pavement. The park has had some real problems with graffiti lately, so it was a little jarring to see the drawing. It was very well done and will disappear at the first rain.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Late summer flowers

This afternoon I weeded out the flower bed in front of the house. But there were still a lot of flowers. So I only did the weedy half.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Make a GIF from cellphone pictures

My Samsung Galaxy S4 phone's camera has a setting to do the best of eight pictures. I saved all eight and then uploaded them to a make a gif website. This one,, didn't seem to have a limit on the size of the images. GIFs can be distracting, but they are fun!

Recycle Me!

The previous owners of our house had used this old truck tire as a child's sandbox. I want to get rid of it! I hope the township will take it during the recycling weekend in September.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Koi Update

The fish survived their first night in the new water. The goldfish seem to have a hard time staying upright. One has been continually getting stuck in the filter. I hope they will get themselves oriented soon.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Koi Pond Maintenance

We have been having a huge problem with algae in the koi pond. I have been taking all the rocks out. Today I took out all the fish into temporary containers and drained the tank. I scrubbed the sides to remove the algae. Here is how it looked.


Here is a slide show of previous pictures. In the morning I will add the pond now. The fish seem to be doing well. I hope the trauma wasn't too severe.